STOP YELLING, START LISTENING - Understanding Your Middle School Child
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“Sage advice for frustrated parents.” KIRKUS REVIEWS Through their years of working with Middle Schoolers and their parents, Darryl Sollerh and Leslie King, LCSW, have developed a... More > compassionate yet realistic approach that takes into consideration both the parent and child's point of view. Filled with real-life examples, they examine the likely flashpoints for family conflicts, from Middle Schooler social lives to their homework habits, from their misrepresentations to their calls for fairness, from their demands for independence to their need for dependence. Sollerh and King's approach, at heart, seeks to spark an empathetic awakening in both parent and child, not only as they each meet the initially difficult phases of any challenge or crisis, but also as they move into the future, guided by a new awareness capable of supporting their ongoing efforts to grow in a relationship of shared dialogs, mutual respect and deepening understanding.< Less
Cognitive Monthly • June 2009 -- Duke Nukem Comes to Dinner: Do Violent Games make Violent Kids?
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Whenever kids are involved in a violent crime, speculation about their upbringing inevitably takes center stage. Were they abused or neglected? Could their parents have prevented the tragedy? Most... More > recently, video games have been targeted as the possible root of the problem. But are video games really to blame for horrific massacres like the shootings at Columbine and Virginia Tech? This month's report considers the growing role video games play in our kids' lives--and whether the playing violent games might really cause kids to be violent themselves. We assess the latest research on violent games and how it impacts kids. Researchers have found that playing some violent games does result at least temporarily in aggressive behavior, but it can also be beneficial. Do the benefits of gaming outweigh the many potential harms? We also describe how we've managed video games in our family, and offer some guidelines on how parents can approach gaming in their own homes. Cover photo: Casey Fleser< Less
Grandmother Collects: Sharing the Table Graces with our Grandchildren
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Setting up the perfect tea party for your daughter or grandchildren. "[Other] books and websites will tell you what to serve and a bit about the history of tea. I hope to take you on a journey... More > of a different kind. My story is for grandmothers- and maybe mothers too. Put on your walking shoes and join me as we search for the perfect collectibles to set your tea party table."< Less
If Your Teen Ask, ‘Why Don’t You Trust ME?’ Look Them Square in The Eye & Tell Them You Do!
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