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Sassy Kids Watching Sassy TV

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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Violent Video Game Debate

Violent video games have been defined by California law as one that involves “killing, maiming, dismembering or sexually assaulting an image of a human being” in a way that appeals to deviant or morbid interest.  California law has banned the sale of violent games to minors but it has recently been struck down by the lower […]

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