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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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Do These 4 Things to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Kids today have a different relationship with computers and the Internet then their adult counterparts. Schools now integrate computer use into the curriculum, as knowing how to use a computer and navigate the Internet are now basic life skills. The Internet has now become one of the most important, if not the most important, source for researching […]

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Sassy kids watching sassy TV

Have you heard?  Sassiness is in fashion among the 8 to 16 year old crowd.  Sarcasm, subtle insults and put-downs, and conversation stopping one-liners have become the conversational style not only in kids speaking to each other, but interacting with parents as well.  “Mom, you really don’t have to get out of the car when […]

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Surprising Videogame Benefits

Video games have been linked to violence, poor school performance, behavioral problems and addictive behaviors. But recently there have been studies to use videogames to improve mental health. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a standard form of psychotherapy to treat mild to moderate depression. In CBT, patients are taught to change their negative thoughts and […]

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