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We say yes, teens say no.

Even Shakespeare wrote about it - the contrary nature of teens.  Romeo and Juliet were given strict orders to stay away from each other but neither did.  And the young couples in Midsummer Night's Dream running off into the forest?  That might have earned those teens a trip to the Nunnery, which was a sort […]

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Nickelodeon Creates Kid Fitness for Wii

Great news for parents.  Nickelodeon has just launched a new product which provides kids with an innovative and fun way to help them kick-start a healthy and active lifestyle alongside their favorite Nickelodeon characters. Nickelodeon Fit was created to motivate and engage children to participate in a series of exercises featuring their beloved characters from […]

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A Frugal Thanksgiving Celebration: A Guide to Saving Money for Your Thanksgiving Celebrations

Each year the cost of having Thanksgiving dinner rises. Experts will tell you the increase in prices is due to simple supply and demand. Perhaps there has been a drought which means some fruits and vegetables aren’t available this year in the same amount they’ve been available in the past. Many of these cost increases […]

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Is it Time for a Family Meeting?

Family meetings always seem like a good idea on the surface, but when it comes down to it, it can seem like the early stages of democracy in an emerging country.  Think about it.  Alliances are formed between usually warring factions (i.e. the kids), and civil discussions break down into protests as authority figures (i.e. […]

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When Does Worry Become Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Part 1

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH 2009) has produced a 15-point scale that defines various levels of the continuum of normal worrying to clinical obsession or compulsiveness.  At the extreme, a score of 13 to 15, the symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) require the individual to be closely supervised while eating, sleeping, or even […]

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Helping Shy Children Become Social Adults

Social science researchers suggest that around thirty percent of the population regularly experience the intense feelings of self-consciousness and shame associated with the experience of shyness. For children, shyness can be especially painful and intense because of limits on their ability to filter and balance shy feelings against other, more positive social experiences.  Shyness in […]

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