Bidding for Connection (Asset #15)

Bidding for Connection (Asset #15)

Have you noticed that your children can push your buttons and stir your soul…often within the same minute? It’s a way your kids have of connecting with you. Sometimes they’ll do it in ways that brings joy to your heart. At other times, they can bring frustration....
When Should Your Child Get a Cellphone? (Assets 10, 11, 32, 35)

When Should Your Child Get a Cellphone? (Assets 10, 11, 32, 35)

By Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW Kids want cellphones to connect with peers, build friendships and find a sense of belonging. When is the best time for them to get their first mobile device? Not long ago, my son asked the question that every modern parent will face at...

Use of Pornography Among Tweens and Teens (Assets 10, 31, 35)

By Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW As much as we’d like to think of our children as innocent, we parents need to become aware of the widespread use of pornography among tweens and teens. Accidental and Intentional Use of Pornography Among Tweens and Teens As much...

The Consequences of Sexting (Assets 1, 2, 10, 31, 35)

By Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW Sometimes tweens and teens feel pressured into sending sexually explicit texts to their friends. This practice is known as “sexting.” In an effort to connect with peers, some youth begin to send sexually explicit text messages to their...

Anorexia and “Pro-Ana” Websites (Assets 1, 2, 3, 14)

Are “pro-ana” websites helpful for those with anorexia and other eating disorders? I recently discovered that my teenage daughter, who has struggled with an eating disorder (anorexia), has been visiting one of these sites on a regular basis. When I...

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