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When Your Child (Endlessly) Watches YouTube Videos: 5 Tips for Parents

Imagine a community where hundreds of familiar faces gather together to socialize, where the possibilities for exploration are endless, and all of it is accessible with the push of a finger. In your child’s world, this place exists: it’s called YouTube.



How to Convince Your Child to Stop Multitasking When Doing Homework

You feel like a broken record. How many times have you mentioned/suggested/demanded that your child stop texting, checking the Twitter feed, or watching the latest viral sensation on YouTube while doing homework? Your tween or teen assures you that they are capable of extraordinary multitasking powers; in fact, he or she says that all this social media stuff actually helps them stay focused by giving them little frequent breaks.



6 Stages of Behavior Change: Which Stage is Your Child in Today?

As parents, we wish that our influence or our authority could always result in instant and lasting changes to our children’s behavior or outlook.  Sometimes, real changes, the kind of changes that matter and create lasting habits, are changes that our children see a need for, initiate, and make their own. Other times, children need a coach to help guide them through the change process.