Category: Parenting

How do kids manage stress?

When feeling overwhelmed, most children would rather do something rather than talk about their problems with a peer or parent.  Based upon a survey of 875 nine to 13 year old youngsters conducted by the Nemours Found/KidsHealth, the most frequent … Continue reading

Do mommy bloggers share too much?

Regular readers of this column know that I rarely relate incidents about my own three children. The reason is simple. Their right to privacy is more important than my need to tell an interesting story. While I do write about … Continue reading

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

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