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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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Media: Monster or Magician

Media influence on kids has become the subject of increased focus by parents, educators and health care professional.  <a href=”http://allpsych.com/journal/violentmedia.html”>New research</a> has named several areas of influence in which media content has a negative effect on children. Violence and aggressive behavior, sexual content, body image and self esteem and physical health and school performance were […]

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