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July 19, 2018
Violent Video Games Can Encourage Learning

Four times a week, 13-year-old Evan Spencer and his buddies rush to their Xboxes to play Call of Duty, the violent, popular sniper game set in the Second World War. While some of his friends shoot enemies long after they're down, or spray bullets indiscriminately, Evan does not.

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June 30, 2018
Physical Activity, Sleeping Habits for Children

How much screen time is too much for kids ages four and under? How much physical activity should they be getting? How much sleep should they get? Trying to figure out the answers is enough to make parents' heads spin.

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May 21, 2018
Why kids’ behaviour may be worse than ever − and how to fix it

Raising children is a joy, except when it’s absolutely maddening. And it may be more frustrating today than it’s ever been, says Katherine Reynolds Lewis, author of the new book The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever – And What to Do About It. We spoke to Lewis about […]

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May 11, 2018
Top 10 Signs Your Teen May Be Using Drugs

No parent, especially an enlightened, modern parent, wants to accuse their teen of using drugs or drinking. And some parent may feel inclined to sweep odd behaviour under the rug, rather than confront their child and ‘be the bad guy’.

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April 21, 2018
Parent Cheat Sheet : The Internet Slang Dictionary

Have no idea what your kids are saying when they type  TTYL, BBFN, LMK, or TMSIDK? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many of us parents feel the same way. It’s like your kids are texting or writing in a foreign language, one designed specifically to keep you out of the loop.

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April 6, 2018
Confessions of a Luddite Mom

Confessions of a luddite mom: or, how my secret weapon has taught me well Okay, okay, I know I’m mixing metaphors or what have you in my title, but you trying living with a Smug Teen. It’s hard out there when your knowledge of technology reaches its limits with knowing how to program the VCR […]

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January 5, 2018
Facebook Privacy - Important News Every Teen Must Know

If you didn’t already have enough reasons to caution your teens on ‘think first, post second‘, here’s another for you: Facebook posts as far back as 7 years can be used as part of a background check for job applicants. Yes, you read right. The US Federal Trade Commission tells us that legally, Social Intelligence Corp (a […]

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January 2, 2018
Cyberbullying - Beyond The School Yard

Remember when you were at school? If you weren’t part of the ‘cool crowd’, chances are you experienced bullying at some stage. It isn’t pretty and it can leave a lasting impression. I know, because it happened to me.

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January 1, 2018
Parental Control Software - Does It Work?

The answer is yes, to a point. Before you start contemplating buying a big padlock for your computer, the real answer is far more complex. As parents, naturally, we want to protect our children from the Big Bad Whatever – whether it be outside or online.

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December 30, 2017
More Places Ban Teen Sexting in the US

As every parent of a teen with a mobile phone, sexting is a problem. Not just a problem of racy photos and racy messages getting into the wrong hands, or the recipient being the one to pass the sext around, but a problem with the law. In many cases, a sext pic of a scantily […]

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