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What Would You Do, If a Stranger Hit Your Child?

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By: Carolina Pichardo What would you do if your child was slapped by a stranger and called the n-word to top it? Imagine being in a plane, restaurant, or on a park bench sitting with your fussy toddler. He's crying, you're trying hard to calm him down, and yet it isn't enough. When suddenly, someone leaps in and just slaps your child in the face. Sounds absurd,
When the Angel Hits Puberty

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By: Amy Gentry What happens when your daughter suddenly starts talking back, rolling her eyes, and arguing about everything you have to say? Amy Gentry shares her best comeback. [caption id="attachment_7005" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Courtesy of Jesse Therrien"][/caption] When I was a teenager, my mother used to say, “I hope you have a daughter and I hope she’s just like you.” Mind you, this was not her way
This Halloween, Tips to Keep Your Children Safe

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By: Carolina Pichardo Mark Cichon, DO, chair, Department of Emergency Medicine at Loyola University Health System offers young moms his Halloween Safety tips As I write this, our Halloween plans are in limbo. Many of the activities we normally do have been cancelled or move due to Hurricane Sandy. My daughter, who had several Halloween costumes up her sleeves, is sticking to her Bumblebee set and just
6 Tips for Young Moms on Disciplining Your Child

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By: Carolina Pichardo Who says you have to go overboard with the discipline techniques, tactics or extra rules? Here are some disciplining tips for every young mom When it comes to disciplining my daughter, I've used every technique in the book: time out, spanking, talking it out. There's even the Tiger Mom method and (who could forget) Helicopter Parenting. I've learned something from each of these, and
How do you discipline your kids?

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms, take our Facebook poll and don't forget to share what you really do to discipline your kids Discipline is such a horrible word for most young moms. How do we do it? Is there spanking involved? Is it really a race thing? Vote on our Facebook poll and don't forget to share what you do with your kids when they get
Young Moms Conference Agenda

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By: Staff Report Join us for our Young Moms Conference on Saturday, September 8th in New York City from 1-5pm Young Urban Moms (YUM) is proud to announce our first-ever, groundbreaking conference for Young Moms in New York City on Saturday, September 8th from 1:00-5:00pm. Please join us in welcoming our team of speakers, panel experts and most importantly, community
Honor Those Wrong Choices

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By: Staff Report Today's "Pinterest Thursday" pin comes from Lady Daylight's Tumblr Our Pinterest today comes from Lady Daylight's Tumblr. ©YoungUrbanMoms.com | A community, forum, and resource for Young Urban Moms everywhere!
Still Breastfeeding After 18 Months

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By: Mary Targia Almonte With this being National Breastfeeding Month, Mary Targia Almonte figured it’s about time she gives a YUM’s perspective on the breastfeeding matter Since the announcement of the Latch On NYC initiative by Mayor Bloomberg’s administration, I’ve been fuming over this topic. Actually, rewinding a little further, my "Spidey Senses" first started tingling when the controversial Time Magazine (that no one could stop talking
Meet Our Exhibitors: Renee Eva Pena

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms, please join us in welcoming our conference exhibitor, Renee Eva Pena of The Kid Maven Young Urban Moms (YUM) is proud to announce our first-ever, groundbreaking conference for Young Moms in New York City on Saturday, September 8th. Please join us in welcoming our team of speakers, panel experts and most importantly, community friends. Name: Renee Eva Pena Organization: The Kid Maven Renee Eva
My Daughter’s Posse

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By: Amy Gentry Our YUM Contributor explains her family arrangement after divorce, and how it's worked for her - and most importantly - for her daughter In 2005, I became a divorcee. Not something I ever thought I’d be, but the papers had been signed and agreements on how to raise a daughter in separate homes had been made. The divorce had been my doing and was