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Parenting Teens AdolescentsChildren Internet Useparenting

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

When families are not spending time together and internet use is impacting: eating together, communication, homework, church, homework, sleep, exercise, socializing, reading, learning, and it is creating imbalance physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually then internet use is now something that must be addressed.

Internet issues mirrors other addictions, in which a person is addicted to an activity gambling, shopping, pornography) rather than a substance (drugs, tobacco, food,). People who develop problems with their Internet use may start off using the net on a casual basis and then progress to using the technology in dysfunctional ways like spending 8 hours a day playing video games or staying on facebook all day. Many people believe that spending large amounts of time on the Internet is a core feature of the disorder. Is the internet use interfering with one’s daily life and balance in life. Use of the Internet may interfere with the person’s social life, school work, or job-related tasks at work.

Parents can set healthy limits and boundaries with children and teens so their usage is monitored. Setting boundaries and limits is vital so children and teens can learn balance in their lives.

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Adolescents, teenagers, and children need to learn: self esteem skills Phoenix, social skills Phoenix, anger management skills, healthy communication, healthy boundaries in life, relationships and more. They need to learn respect for teachers, parents, elders,and peers.

Behavior Problems Special needs Children

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Here are some tips to help your child that is displaying behavior problems.

1.Develop a good relationships with: Administration, principals, teachers, everyone at the school.

2.Volunteer some time

3.Ask questions about feelings not yes or no questions.

4.Be realistic about your child’s abilities.

5.Model and teach respect to authority.

6.Ask for a behavioral assessment and a behavior plan at school to address
specific behaviors.

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