Archive for January, 2011

Building a Child’s Confidence through Competitive Play

Ping pong with my Dad My Dad was a gifted athlete who could play any sport well. When I was a teen he noticed that I was having a hard time. Even though I was
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Listening

If your child is talking to you about seemingly inconsequential interests, frustrations or dreams such moments are important. Some children share a lot – others say very little. Either way, a patient or respectful response
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Talking to Tweens about Sex and Pornography

Dear Sharon, We are finding a lot of pornographic type stuff in our12 year old son’s room, hidden away, in closets, drawers, etc. Should we ignore this or should we mention it to him? Is
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Pros and Cons of Video and Computer Games

Many young people develop friendships and have interesting discussions that stem from the world of computer and video games. They can also be engaging interactive and require more energy and thought than watching TV. Nevertheless,
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