1. Video Games and Violence: What Every Parent Should Know

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    Do violent video games have an effect on childhood development? Virginia Tech Shooter Cho Seung-Hui was said to be an avid player of Counter-Strike, a popular team-based shooting game. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris were fans of Doom and Wolfenstein 3D, referring to the games in the videos they left...
  2. Sudden Behavior Changes in Kids, Part I: What Do They Mean?

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    In part one of this two-part series, James Lehman explains why kids change so much during adolescence, and he warns us about the sudden changes of which every parent needs to be aware. Whether we like it or not, kids change. Their behavior, their attitudes, their likes and dislikes: these...
  3. Problems at School? How to Handle the Top 4 Issues

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    At some point as a parent, you will likely be faced with the dreaded email from your child’s teacher telling you that your kid has crossed the line and that you need to come in for another conference—or the principal will call to tell you that your teen has missed...
  4. 4 Tips to Help Get Kids to Clean Their Rooms

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    “My 13-year-old daughter’s bedroom is so awful it looks like a tornado just ripped through it! When I ask her to clean it up, she either ignores me or throws a fit!” If this sounds like your child, you are not alone. Many people who call Parent Coaching complain of...
  5. The Truth About Bullies

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    The public perception of bullying is that bullies are acting out to cover their own fears. They may indeed be afraid, but accepting this as a reason makes bullies sound like victims of their fears — like we’re supposed to feel sorry for them and not hold them responsible for...
  6. Anxious Kids: Are You Dealing with an Insecure Teen?

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    “I’m ugly.” “Everyone hates me.” “I’m going to fail—I’m too stupid to pass this test.” Why are teens and pre–teens often insecure, anxious and over–sensitive? Adolescence is a risky, dangerous time of life. Your child is attempting to figure out who he is, how he wants to be in the...

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