Category: Parenting

Gossip in an electronic world

Young teenage girls (ages 12-13) are more likely than any other group to have negative experiences with other teens on the Internet according to a recent study published by the Pew Research Center. About 33% of these girls report that … Continue reading

Can kids be addicted to video games?

Question Is it possible for an 11-year-old to be addicted to video games? Answer Some kids have a normal passion for video games, but there can be a thin line between dedication and addiction.  Place some reasonable limits on his … Continue reading

Uncomfortable lessons from Newtown

I’ve spoken with a number of youngsters about Adam Lanza’s deadly rampage at Sandy Hook elementary school. I’ve listened to their fears, answered their questions, and offered them lots of reassurance. What I’ve not done is to point out that … Continue reading

An amazing honor

As the calendar year winds down and we’re in the midst of the holiday season, I’m taking a few minutes to reflect on what the year has meant to me.  The greatest thing that stands out is how thankful I … Continue reading

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