Monthly Archives: November 2005

Weird friend

One afternoon Sherry shows up with her new friend Chandra. Chandra is new to the school and from the first day they met, all Sherry has talked about it her new friend and how cool she is. And here she … Continue reading






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Communication with teens

Having a conversation with a teenager can be an exercise in frustration. How is it that the child who can spend hours on the Internet or telephone talking to her friends clams up the minute you ask a question? Maybe … Continue reading






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Kid consumers

Ever wonder why companies spend so much money on advertising? If so, just listen to your kids. They need this, they need that, they need everything they see. And they see it in ads. What’s a parent to do? Advertising … Continue reading






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Delayed gratification

When kids want something, they want it now. And usually what they say is that they need it, not just want it. Children benefit by having to wait. They need to learn to wait for, anticipate, save for, wish for … Continue reading






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Curfews

A curfew is a time you have to stay out until. No, a curfew is the time you have to be home. Right, but no teen in her right mind would come home early. Not before curfew. Let’s say Ken’s … Continue reading






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Video games

For parents of pre-teens, particularly boys, it seems they live at the computer station. But how much is it really? Look at how much time he’s actually spending at the computer and what the impact is on the rest of … Continue reading






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