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John Rosemond: 5 fundamental child-rearing principles

Q: You seem to blame all of America’s parenting woes on mental health professionals and imply that if parents still raised kids as did people in the 1950s and before, they wouldn’t be having the problems they’re having today. But times have changed, John. Is it realistic to think that children can still be raised like their grandparents were raised?

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App review: Street Music Academy, crash, tap, and boom out beats with everyday objects

Parents need to know that Street Music Academy - the rhythm in everything! uses the images and sounds related to everyday objects - hubcaps, bottles, wrenches, etc. - to create musical sequences. The game challenges players to reproduce the rhythms they hear on the app by tapping corresponding colored dots in time. Created for kids ages 9 to 11, there are three levels of play (easy, normal, and hard) that move kids into more complex rhythms. Kids can unlock a final concert at the end. Read the app's privacy policy to find out about the types of information collected and shared.

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Living with Children: 5 fundamental child-rearing principles

Q: You seem to blame all of America's parenting woes on mental health professionals and imply that if parents still raised kids as did people in the 1950s and before, they wouldn't be having the problems they're having today. But times have changed, John. Is it realistic to think that children can still be raised like their grandparents were raised?

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Ask Mr. Dad: Teens and the summer job; a perfect match

Dear Mr. Dad: I want to get a job this summer but my parents are refusing to give me permission. They say I'm too young, but I disagree. I'm turning 15 a week before school ends and some of my friends have had summer jobs for a few years. I'm jealous that they have their own money to spend and don't have to ask their parents for it, which I hate doing. What can I do to convince my parents to let me get a job?

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Ex-etiquette: Investigate and report odd behavior

Q: My ex and I have shared our kids equally for five years. They are 10 and 12, and come home with such off the wall stories I'm thinking it's time to take action. They tell me their mom wakes them up in the middle of the night because she is being told they are possessed by the demons. She wants to pray together at 2 in the morning when the kids have school the next day. The kids say it's getting worse and they don't want to go back to her home. There's a court order and when I've tried to keep them she calls the police and they force me to send the kids back to her. What's good ex-etiquette?

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Game review: 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' has positive messages amid mature content

Parents need to know that "Mass Effect: Andromeda" is a sci-fi role-playing game with mature themes involving sex, drugs, alcohol, and profanity, as well as a good deal of bloody violence where the player's character wields a variety of guns, both traditional and fantastical. It stars a hero (or heroine) faced with many difficult situations and decisions that rarely have black and white answers. The choices made by the player inform a complex, multi-linear narrative that explores a broad range of themes to do with politics and betrayal, family and friendship, courage and responsibility.

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