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April 17, 2015  |   Uncategorized   |   Click on title to comment!

The Blog will be offline for April Break, and will resume on April 27

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E-cigarettes

April 16, 2015  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Click on title to comment!

According to the CDC, Teens and middle-schoolers are using E-cigarettes at an increasing rate: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/17/health/use-of-e-cigarettes-rises-sharply-among-teenagers-report-says.html?_r=0 http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/04/16/high-school-middle-school-kids-now-use-more-e-cigs-than-tobacco-cdc/

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Leaving kids unattended

April 14, 2015  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

Some legal opinions on the age when it becomes ‘okay’ to leave kids unattended: http://www.latchkey-kids.com/latchkey-kids-age-limits.htm http://family.findlaw.com/parental-rights-and-liability/when-can-you-leave-a-child-home-alone-.html http://www.kidsandcars.org/state-laws.html http://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/leaving-child-home-alone/ https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubpdfs/homealone.pdf

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Teaching a child to ride a bike

April 13, 2015  |   For parents of teenagers,metaphors to help facilitate communication   |   Click on title to comment!

When a child is first learning to ride a bike without training wheels, many parents follow a similar sequence. At first, the child may use training wheels. These provide some clear support and yet allow the child the feeling of some control. Eventually it is time for the training wheels to come off. The transition […]

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Teenagers and distracted driving

April 06, 2015  |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Click on title to comment!

A recent study by AAA reviewed 1,700 videos of teen drivers (aged 16- to 19-year-old) taken by information-gather “black box” event recorders. The results indicate that in 58 percent of moderate-to-severe crashes included, there was some form of distracted driving as a factor in the crash. http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/north-dakota/3715356-distracted-teenagers-distractions-cause-60-percent-teen-crashes

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