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In the October 2013 issue

If you don't have a kid in the school, or wasn't able to crab a copy off our racks - here's a digital look...

Talking About School With Your Tween or Teen

Ideas to help engage your teenager when talking about school and peers

Community Involvement and Kids

Setting the Foundation for an Active Future for our Kids

Electronic Addiction – The New "Drug" of Choice

Electronics surround us - seemingly every minute of every day, and our dependency on them is becoming an ever increasing problem.

School Will Be Interesting

School will be back in session soon.. and schedules will be crazy!

Ok Class of 2013, Listen Up !!

This month's Dad's Eye View offers humorous advise to this years 8th grade graduating class.

The Desensitized Generation - Reality or Fiction?

A look at how video games and violent movies/television effects cognitive and behavioral health of young minds... specifically with regard to "desensitizing" them to violence.

Making Sense of Teen Arguments

Any parent of a teen knows that the adolescent years can be bumpy, to say the least. They are filled with mood swings, hormone changes and oftentimes a lot of arguing. But don't be discouraged; it's not all bad. The good thing about arguing is that it provides teachable moments. And that's what the teen years are all about. Parents have multiple opportunities to teach, shape and mold their teen. New research suggests that having wholesome arguments with your teen may actually help them say "NO" to peer pressure. As parents, we all know that that can be a good thing.

I Love You, But... Please Don't Embarrass Me....

by: Kim Green-Spangler

Helping Kids Deal With ANGER.

Children today seem to have the weight of the world on their shoulders, or at least they seem to think they do. It’s not uncommon to walk down the street and see them dressed in black clothing from head to toe, hear them voicing their frustrations loudly to whomever will listen, or simply see them scowl at the world. Unfortunately, this behavior is not isolated to teens, who parents have accepted as the “angry, angst-filled” segment of the population; it can be witnessed in younger children aged, three to thirteen, as well. With busy social calendars, more toys, clothes, and gadgets to their names than any other generation in the history of the world, and more income at their disposal than previous generations – it brings to mind the question of exactly what do these children have to be angry about?
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