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How to get your kids to really talk to you

How to get your kids to really talk to you

Does it seem like an effort to get your children to say anything to you besides, “Fine” and “What’s for dinner?” Lack of communication can make parents feel closed off from their own kids.

But don’t despair! You can get kids to talk to you — really. Try these six suggestions from experts:

1: Don’t compare yourself to TV families.

If you watch shows like Modern Family or The Middle and wonder why your kids aren’t as chatty as the kids on those shows, you’re not alone...

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Paediatricians oppose school suspension, expulsion

Paediatricians oppose school suspension, expulsion

A group representing paediatricians saysdisciplining students with out-of-school suspension or expulsion is counter-productive to school goals and should only be used on case by case basis.

The policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that paediatricians familiarise themselves with the policies of their local school districts, and advocate for prevention and alternative strategies.

«The adverse effect of out-of-school suspension and expulsion on the student can be profound,» the experts wrote.

«Data suggest that students who are involved in the juvenile justic...

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Apple offers compensation for kids’ in-app purchases

Apple offers compensation for kids’ in-app purchases

It’s not rare for parents to hand over their iPhones, iPods, or iPads to their kids to play around with as a much-needed distraction, whether at home or a long car ride. But, kids are more tech-savvy nowadays and can easily navigate their way around these devices, and that can lead to some very expensive problems.

The BBC reports that the issue—which has since been rectified—is that, prior to the release of iOS 4.3, in-app purchases could be made without needing to enter a password during the 15 minute window after downloading a new app.

This was first brought to the public’s attentio...

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Parents have power to prevent teen binge drinking

Parents have power to prevent teen binge drinking

Parents of teen girls got alarming news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week in a new report that showed that 1 in 3 high school girls reports drinking alcohol, 1 in 5 reports binge drinking, and 27 percent of high school senior girls say they’ve indulged in bingeing behavior.

However, amid all the somber statistics there’s some good news, especially for parents who want to protect their teens from the hazards of excessive alcohol consumption...

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Kids and stress — S.F. students tested

Kids and stress — S.F. students tested

Some San Francisco middle-school parents were taken aback this month when they received a letter describing their child’s stress level.

«We wanted to inform you that the results (of a screening) showed your child’s stress was in the normal range.»

Other parent letters identified high levels of stress.

At least one parent — with a «normal range» kid who is no stranger to homework-induced stress — wasn’t quite sure what to make of the letter sent by SRI International, an education research firm.

The letters went home to students from 11 district middle schools, where researchers are screening ch...

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For Kids: Facts About Elephants!

For Kids: Facts About Elephants!

Learn facts about elephants, including what they eat, how they live, how big they are, how they talk and more!

Elephants are wonderful animals! They are the largest mammals in the world that live on land. There are two kinds of elephants; African and Asian. Asian elephants have smaller ears and shorter tusks than African elephants. The African elephant is bigger and taller than the Asian elephant.

Do elephants live together?

Elephants live in families. Several families live together in a «herd.» The leader of the herd is usually the oldest female elephant. She is called the «matriarch...

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