Category: Parenting

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

Washington state’s toxic Christmas gift to our youth

New York Yankees baseball legend Mickey Mantle was my boyhood hero. I collected all of his baseball cards and memorized every statistic about his performance.  I couldn’t wait for my Uncle Tony to finish reading the Sporting News so I … Continue reading

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