December 2012

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  • A Message to Parents: Celebrate Your Struggle

    Being introduced as a "parenting expert" before speaking engagements always feels a bit uncomfortable. It is not because I don't think that I bring value to parents. I am passionate about the information I get to share. I delight in reading and translating research on child and youth development and I have seen it give parents more confidence. But parenting is probably the vocation in which no... 

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  • Creating Positive Emotional Memories

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    Emotional memories can be hard to describe but that doesn't mean they aren't powerful. We just wrote a post about the importance of positive emotional memories.... 

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  • Video Games and Learning

    I have written my fair share of articles about the negative impact of violent, hypersexualized video games on kids. One of the basic premises of my argument has always been that video games are incredible teachers. In the case of first person shooter games, one of the primary lessons is violence. But of course what video games teach... 

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