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How mass media is affecting your child

Do your kids regularly play video games, watch TV, use the internet, iPod or cell phone? Parenting Coach Katie Malinski LCSW discusses how mass media can tremendously affect your child's behavior.

What To Do When Your Child Won’t Play Sports

In the summer of 2009 my daughter joined the YMCA co-ed soccer league. One of her teammates was a boy named Hayden. Hayden’s mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunts and uncles all gathered every Saturday morning, decked out in burnt orange, to cheer Hayden on. But Hayden hated soccer.

3 Ways to Motivate a Child or Teenager

Are you having trouble getting your kids off the couch? Do you want your children to make better grades in school? Be more physically active? Join a sports team? Or participate in a service project? Motivating a child or teenager isn’t always easy, but if you follow the three steps below you are almost guaranteed to discover a whole new child:

Kids And Online Communities

Pay attention not only to “regular” social media sites like Facebook but also to video gaming sites and other forums. The expansion of social media in the past few years means that your child may be connected to others through media you know nothing about.
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