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What's Better for Kids: Computers, TV or Video Games?

How does a parent choose which media to allow their kids to spend time with? Credit: Getty Images It's a daily dilemma: If you allow a ...Whether it's TV, video games or websites, a screen is a screen is a screen.
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My Teen's Grades are Dropping and College is Around the Corner!

Dear AdviceMama, My teenage son's grades have been going downhill all year. His last report card was all Ds, a few Cs and one A. The main rea...
My teenage son's grades have been going downhill all year and college is around the corner, what should I do?

Should You Give Condoms to Your Teen? From Dr. Drew

A conflicted mother asks sex and addiction expert Dr. Drew whether or not she should supply condoms to your sexually active teenager. Watch the video ...A conflicted mother asks sex and addiction expert Dr. Drew whether or not she should supply condoms to your sexually active teenager.

How to Nip Digital Drama in the Bud

Getting your kids away from media shouldn't be an ordeal. Credit: Corbis "Turn off the TV!" "No more Club Penguin!" "No Facebook 'til y...Cell phones, TV shows, video games and the Web often create standoffs between kids and parents.

Horror Movies and Your Teens

Teens who watched horror films experienced an increase in anxiety. Credit: AFP/Getty Images Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" is one of the m...A seminal University of Michigan study showed that teens who watched horror films experienced an increase in anxiety.

Alcohol in the Media

Advertisements leave an impression on your children. Credit: Getty Images Don't people have fun in alcohol ads? And they make a big imp...Alcohol in the media makes a big impression on your kids.
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My Son Confessed That He's Tried Pot! Should I Punish Him?

Dear AdviceMama, My 15-year old son just admitted to me he tried marijuana over the summer. I have no idea how to handle this. I talked to ...
My 15-year old son just admitted to me he tried marijuana over the summer.

Gaming and Your Kids

Kids love getting their game on. Credit: Getty Images Never before have kids spent so much time (and money) gaming. Some gaming encoura...How do you know if video games are OK for your kids to play?

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