Posts Tagged "parent-child communication"

While perusing parenting sites recently, I found a blog post called “Let’s (Not) Talk about Sex,” and to my surprise, it made some good points. The author said that her 9-year-old son would break down in tears when the subject of sex came up. After he heard the word condom on TV and asked what it meant, the answer nearly put him over the edge. His parents were at their wits’ ends trying to figure out why the boy was so terrified of...

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Talk with your kids, but please turn the TV off first. Researchers at the University of Washington Medical School equipped 300 children, ages 2 to 48 months, with tape recorders that soaked up everything the children heard and said during the day. The recorders were worn one day per month for up to two years. Each hour a TV was on, children heard 770 fewer words from an adult (a 7% decrease), and they spoke less themselves, according...

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