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Cyber Junkies

With increasing frequency I have observed behaviors in children that seem consistent with addictive dependence on video games. Addiction is a chronic disease that involves the brain’s reward systems. The indivi...
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Discuss, Don’t Destroy

When I was an undergraduate I phoned the DJ at WTUL (Tulane’s radio station) and railed at him for playing the Jimi Hendrix version of “Hey Joe.”  I was incensed at the sexist and violent lyrics (the song is ab...
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Being Able To Let Go

by Pat Blackwell, Ph.D. My only child graduated from high school in May and is off to the East Coast for college later this summer. Like most parents, I’ve always dreaded this transition. But now that it’s h...

Birds Bees And Copying Older Siblings

  Birds, Bees & Copying Older Siblings   Written by The Parenting Center       Q: When should I discuss the “facts of life” with my childre...
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Active Imaginations And Bullies

  Written by The Parenting Center at Children's Hospital       Active Imagination       Q: My 3 1/2 year old daughter has a new best friend, ...