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6 Things to Consider When Monitoring Your Family’s Screen Time

  Kids today spend much of their time in front of a screen, be it a TV, computer, smartphone, or iPad.  Technology has many positive uses and can provide helpful information, but like anything else there needs to be a balance in how much time is spent using electronics. Here are six things to consider when monitoring […]

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How to Help Your Teenager Improve Their Body Image

Everyday, teenage boys and girls are bombarded by unrealistic portrayals of beauty and masculinity.  These visual assaults come from advertising companies by way of television shows, films, magazines, and websites.  Popular culture promotes distorted ideas of body image and behavior, affecting young people at a very vulnerable time in their lives. Examples of outright misrepresentation […]

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How to Help Your Child Overcome Trauma at School

Schools are supposed to be safe places to send children, but unfortunately disasters and violence don’t care. From natural disasters like earthquakes, flooding, and tornadoes, to bullying and violence, there are several things that both parents and kids are forced to deal with and think about on the daily. Let’s talk about how to help […]

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How to Get Teens to Tune Out of Social Media and Tune Into Summer

All year long, your teen is attached to some sort of device. Whether it’s a cell phone, computer, laptop, or other portable device, wouldn’t it be nice if they could just tune out of all that social buzz for awhile and tune into summer? Of course, as with anything else involving teens, if you insist […]

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Tips for Managing Your Child’s Social Networking Activities

While there are benefits to social networking for children, there are many downsides too. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a study that indicates there’s an increased risk of cyberbullying, exposure to inappropriate content, and sexting. While you may not want to prohibit your child from social sharing, it’s a good idea […]

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Teen Cyberfights

  I was looking over my 13 year old son’s shoulder the other day (or, as they say in teen cyberlanguage “POS” for Parent Over Shoulder) and watched his fingers quickly slip toward the enter button on the keyboard.  His post, a peacemaking comment about a battle between two of his friends, appeared on the […]

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How to Stop the Cell Phone Wars

So many teenagers the country over have cell phones. Either theyíre talking on them constantly or using text messaging to communicate with friends. While you want them to be able to stay in contact with friends, you probably also want them to stop spending so much time on their cell phones. There are a number […]

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