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What is the best age to talk to our children about birth control?

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Lots of parents wonder when it is appropriate to talk to their children about sex and birth control. Yet more important than talking about birth control at a certain age, parents can help their children avoid unintentional pregnancy by discussing the dignity of the human body beginning in early childhood.

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Can kids and teens really be addicted to video games?

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Internet gaming, also known as online video games, is an evolving activity that many children and teens are playing and becoming addicted to 1,2. There are two main types of online video games: Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) and Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games (MORPGs). The most popular games currently are World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy XIV, and Guild Wars 2.

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How to teach teens the risks of pot when Marijuana is legal

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Marijuana use is on the rise among teens. Marijuana has many slang names including pot, weed, herb, and cannabis. Recent data in the United States shows that 1 in 15 high school seniors use marijuana on a daily basis. More startling are the numbers of adolescents using marijuana throughout high school. Nearly 10% of 8th graders, nearly 20% of 10th graders, and nearly 25% of 12th grades have used marijuana in the last month according to recent surveys. Based on this data, parents should be proactive and talk directly with their teens about marijuana use and its dangers.

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To spank or not to spank? That is the question.

To spank or not to spank? That is the question.

About 20% of parents admit to using physical punishment such as spanking or swatting as part of disciplining their children. Yet, most also report not feeling very good about doing it. Not surprisingly, nearly all parents report that parenting is their greatest joy while nearly three-quarters also describe parenting as their greatest challenge.

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