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Category Archives: Preventing violence

Does your family need a media diet?

For years parents have been encouraged to limit TV and screen time for children…especially preschoolers. We have seen many studies that show children who watch too much TV are more likely to be overweight, have an increased risk of attention problems, and their play is truly interrupted. Children who are exposed to sexual programs are …

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New Year…New Hopes…New Beginnings

  2014….What are your hopes for your family? There really is no magic to the first of January (or January 2nd!).  This time of year often brings moments of reflection, thoughts of ways to improve, new goals and mindsets.  However, the first of January really is no different from the start of every day, it …

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Again, tragedy from accidental shootings….how do we protect our children?

Once again tragedy is in the news in our Indianapolis area….2 children, a beautiful 16-year-old teenage girl who was celebrated as a hero two years ago when she saved two children from a lake when they slipped through the ice, and a 3-year-old boy were killed in two separate accidental incidents of gun fire in …

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Entertainment screen time for kids….we need to limit it!

     The American Academy of Pediatrics published a new policy this week regarding screen time for older children.  We know that children under 2 should have little or no screen time.  The AAP said that Children from 2 to 18 should have no more than 2 hours of “entertainment” screen time a day.  A recent …

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9/11, helping our children understand….

9/11 forever changed our lives…that date has been etched into our hearts as a country.  Twelve years have passed, but it is one of those moments when those of us who were old enough will always remember the moment we heard.  As parents we want to protect our children from the knowledge of tragedy, we …

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Why keeping the peace at home may be even more important….

New study on sibling bullying…something all parents of more than one child need to think about!  When is rivalry really bullying? Last night after dinner my two kids that are home for the summer were helping clean up the kitchen.  Even at their “mature” age there was just a few jabs thrown about who was working …

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