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How Can I Use TV And Movies To Teach My Kids Media Literacy?

The idea of media literacy may not seem to mix with the fun of TV and movies. But when kids relate to the content, they're more engaged...

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It's understandable if you don't feel like putting on a happy face every day and keeping your kids optimistic about the future. But don't give up.

How To Raise An Optimistic Human In A Pessimistic World

It's understandable if you don't feel like putting on a happy face every day and keeping your kids optimistic about the future. But don't give up.

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Talking About "Sexting" With Your Kids

Kids may "sext" to show off or prove their love. How to discuss the consequences. Read...
How do you talk about sexual harassment if you haven't even talked about sex?

Talking To Kids About Sexual Harassment ... Before They Even Know About Sex

How do you talk about sexual harassment if you haven't even talked about sex?

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5 Strategies For Getting Kids Off Devices

Getting kids off their devices is so tough... threatening doesn't work... two-minute warnings aren't the best option either.. what can you do?

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More and more young people are embracing this idea and identifying as gender-fluid, and there are a handful of apps and games to reflect their experiences.

Gender-Fluid Apps And Games

More and more young people are embracing this idea and identifying as gender-fluid, and there are a handful of apps and games to reflect their experiences.

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How Colleges Use Kids' Social Media Feeds

Learn how what you post on social media can hurt — and help — the admissions process.

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How To Choose A Scary Movie For Your Kid

One kid's laugh riot is another's fright fest. Learn how to choose age-appropriate scary movies. Read...
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Kids' Mental Health Tools For Suicide Help, Coping Skills, And Professional Support

Apps, sites, and text hotlines help kids cope with mental health issues from cyberbullying to suicide.

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How Plugged-In Families Can Have A Device-Free(ish) Holiday

The trick is to downsize -- not demolish -- your family's reliance on technology over the holidays. Read...