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The “Right” Age for Video Games

by on Mar.26, 2010, under Adolescents, Attachment, Behavior, Parenting, Peers, Transitions

With your first born child, it’s pretty easy to control his diet of everything—sugar, television, war toys, choice of friends—for the first few years anyway. But then he hits school age, somewhere after five years old, kindergarten age, and the once controlling parent begins to question some... Read more...

Olympic Idols

by on Feb.20, 2010, under Adolescents, Child development, Parenting

It seems like there is something for everyone in this Winter Olympics, and it’s easy to become an addict. The entire event is packed with heart-racing excitement as well as examples of natural talent, acquired skill, and athleticism.  Don’t you just sit on the edge of your... Read more...

Should Baby Read?

by on Feb.01, 2010, under Behavior, Learning, Parenting

I heard a radio advertisement this week for a DVD , Your Baby Can Read, or some name like that.  Needless to say, it grabbed my attention.  This program promises to teach your toddler, even infant, to read.  A mother of a three year old claimed that... Read more...
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Cultivating a Love of Books and Reading

by on Jan.04, 2010, under Communication, Parent modeling, Parenting

Home is the first school house. And children’s attitudes about books and reading begin at home at the earliest ages. Pretty much all children start out loving books. Young children display their love of books in all kinds of ways: piling them high to make towers; pulling... Read more...
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Balancing Your Child’s Media Diet

by on Nov.01, 2009, under Parenting

Would you allow your child to eat and eat and eat, whatever and whenever he wanted?  Of course not.  It’s not much different with a child’s media intake.  Just like a parent implements portion and quality control with food, so must he implement the same controls with... Read more...

Cousin Sarah’s kids

by on Aug.04, 2009, under Attachment, Behavior

The topic for my first blog on my new website had been on my mind when I paid a visit to my cousin Sarah and her boys, ages 5 and 7.  After spending the afternoon with them, I knew I had found my topic. Sarah lives in a... Read more...