12/9/11: Articles for Parents This Week

Hello Readers,

Check out an article I wrote for Global Toy News on the new Family Buying Patterns of how toys and purchases are now bought in the family.

Also here is our interview for Gurl.com!

Top Articles:

Sarcasm: Why It Hurts Us
What sarcasm really means, why people use it and how to combat it.

Radical Parenting Interviews Mark Cuban
The business savvy author shares his advice for young moms and his experience publishing his recent book, “How to Win at the Sport of Business”.

How to Tell If Your Child Is Lying To You
Do you know the warning signs? Can you read your child’s body language? Here are some easy truth-seeking tips.

Articles from Guests:

Cyberbullying: The view from behind a kids’ Web site
Key insights into cyberbullying from online moderators and community managers who shift through “abuse reports” every day.

Are Toy Catalogues Gender Biased?
I love these articles by a friend of Radical Parenting, Richard Gottlieb. Gottlieb, whom I met at the Chicago Toy and Game fair is an international toy expert. In these articles he is looking at how the toy industry markets to children and whether that marketing actually has an impact on how children see themselves, their abilities and their opportunities. Here he takes a look at various toy catalogues to see if they positioning girls as nurturers and boys as aggressors and builders. (For example last year he noted that the Toys R Us catalog had 4 photos of boys and girls ride in toy vehicles and ALL of them had boys driving.)

Target
Wal-Mart
Kmart
Sears

Articles from Teens:

Learning to Lose
How losing is a blessing in disguise; it teaches us to learn and grow.

How A Parent Can Repair A Fractured Relationship With Their Teen
A three-step process that will bring you closer to your teen.

10 Things Every Teen Should Own: Gift Ideas for Teens and Tweens!
Just in time for the holidays, a gift guide for those buying presents for teens or tweens, which include some items you might not have thought of, like an extra cell phone charger.

5 Mistakes That Can Hurt A Parent-Teen Relationship
The relationship between parent and teen is a delicate balance; here are five things that can tip the scale and turn a good relationship bad.

Fear Of Missing Out Syndrome
What is FOMO, how does it effect teens and how can teens overcome it.

How Drunkorexia Can Affect Your Teen
A frightening new teen trend that involves staying thin by excessive drinking.

Facebook Jealousy with Teens: Lessening the Effects
Why the popular social network causes jealousy in friendships and relationships.

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