April 2011

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  • The Marshmallow Experiment

    I saw Dr. Dave Walsh present a couple of weeks ago and loved the video he showed of the marshmallow experiment. What a fun way to learn about impulse control and delay of gratification! Where can I find this video?

    Marjorie, Huron County, Michigan

    Marjorie, I am glad you... 

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  • Setting Parental Controls

    Will setting parental controls solve all of your family's Internet safety challenges? Of course not. But monitoring is an important way to ensure that your boundaries are being respected and to stay connected with your child.

    There is no silver bullet or techno fix guaranteeing that your child will be an upstanding digital citizen. Your involvement, supervision, limits, and nurturing... 

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  • Parenting Adopted Children

    I have two adopted children from China. My daughter is six and my son is three and a half. He is the one I am concerned about. Actually I am a firm believer that kids are a product of their environment, so it is probably his parents’ issue. With that said, I need to get in contact or to have dialogue with someone that can point me in the... 

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  • Facing the Facts About Cyberbullying

    Dear Dr. Dave,
    One of the students at my daughter’s school posted an awful picture of another student online. Talking to my daughter, it sounds like cyberbullying and other mean stuff online is not unusual. She told me it wasn’t a “big deal” and not to overreact. What do you think? How do you prevent cyber bullying?

    Anne,... 

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  • Cyberbullying Tips

    I just wrote a blog called Facing the Facts About Cyberbullying. Here are some tips to help prevent cyberbullying in the first place:

    • Start with a conversation. Share cyberbullying facts and stories about cyberbullying with your child. Reinforce the message that bullying, cruelty, and teasing hurts.
    • Make... 
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