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09/03/2013
Self-Respect Gets No Respect Parents worry about self-esteem with their children. A low self-esteem is correlated with poor academic and personal development. Building a healthy self-esteem takes years, and parents, teachers and the child's community help foster the child to feel good about him or herself while growing up... More >>

Tags: BehaviorInternet-MediaInternet/MediaMary Jo Rapini, MEd, LPCMaryJoRapini.comMorals/Ethics/ValuesPersonal ResponsibilityPersonal ResponsiblitySelf-respectSexSocial IssuesTeensValues
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07/22/2013
Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy Being a teenager has never been easy, but in recent years, with the rise of the Internet and social media, it has become exponentially more challenging. Bullying, once thought of as the province of queen bees and goons, has taken on new, complex, and insidious forms, as parents and educators know all too well. More >>

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07/02/2013
My Boy Wants to Sleep at a Friend's Our 9-year-old son wants to go to a sleepover at his friend's house. I think he is too young and I do not see the need for it. More >>

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07/02/2013
Video: My Boy Wants to Sleep at a Friend's Are you being overprotective by not letting your child sleep over at a friend's house? I've got a response to that question as well as some parenting advice on this subject. More >>

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04/22/2013
How to Protect Your Child from Online Predators Meeting people on the Internet is not a very good plan. You can never know for sure who you're talking to, and there has been plenty of research to show the dangers of developing a relationship with someone online. More >>

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04/10/2013
Sharing Isn't Always Caring I was fortunate to have a mother who taught me a very important lesson at a young age. After my brother had found and read my diary, my mother said to me, 'Always remember that what you put in print is never truly private...' More >>

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04/01/2013
What Really Causes Eating Disorders For many of us, eating disorders are a great mystery. What causes them? Why are they so difficult to cure? Why doesn't the young girl battling anorexia just eat? There are actually five factors loved ones can look for to determine whether a person is more likely to develop an eating disorder. More >>

Tags: AddictionAnxietyChildrenDietEat Less-Move MoreEating disordersFamily/Relationships - Parent/ChildFamily/Relationships - TeensHealthInternet-MediaInternet/MediaMental HealthMental illnessParentingSmokingSocial IssuesStressTechnologyTeens
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03/27/2013
Soul Searching is for the Couch - Not the Internet I share too much, or at least I used to, but not anymore. For safety reason, I don't like people knowing where I am at any particular time or will be going in the future. Also sharing being upset can backfire, because a person can get over being upset, but the printed word stays forever. More >>

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03/11/2013
Where Is the 'Off Switch' on this Thing? ...[B]efore we wildly embrace a social universe in which everyone is connected to everyone all the time and anyone in the universe can grab me by the tookus 24/7 and force me to pay attention to them against my will, we should consider one major issue... More >>

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