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Violence in Video Games - What Parents Need to Know

<a href="/articles/violence-in-video-games-what-parents-need-to-know">Violence in Video Games - What Parents Need to Know</a>

Although strongly challenged by well-credentialed researchers of the opposing view, a considerable body of research supports the view that children’s and adults’ exposure to violent media, including violent video games, increases the risk of verbal and physical aggression. And a 2012 Report of the Media Violence Commission, highlights the need for parents to be thoughtful about their children’s exposure to violent media. This article includes the risks to children, parenting ideas to minimise harm, and coverage of the contrary view, that the risk of exposure to violent media may be overstated. Read full article

Warm Parenting Helps 'Callous or Unemotional' Children

In this video from Mornings at Channel 9, Yvette Vignando on the parenting panel with Dannielle Miller and Tracey Spicer talking about research lead by Dr David Hawes from the University of Sydney about the kind of warm and positive parenting that can help children with what is known as "callous and unemotional" (CU) traits. Also discussed: parents who are in a dispute over their child and a father has been ordered to stop weighing his daughter as it affects her self esteem. Read full article

Life Overload - Immediate Life Saving Strategies from a Stress Expert

<a href="/parenting-resources/anger/life-overload-immediate-life-saving-strategies-from-a-stress-expert">Life Overload - Immediate Life Saving Strategies from a Stress Expert</a>

Overloaded? Overwhelmed? Overtired? Not enough time to enjoy life? Need to change but feel too busy to make a change? Read on...Are you the type of person who starts a new sentence before finishing the old one? Who can't sleep at night because the brain is ticking away with unfinished tasks? Who keeps working harder and harder only to have less and less spare time? Who is so busy 'doing' you have no time for 'living'? Then you may be suffering from life overload! If you are interested in regaining your sanity and living a happier, less stressful life then "Life Overload" is for you. Read full article

Children Swearing - How Do You Handle it in Your Family?

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/02/15/children-swearing-how-do-you-handle-it-in-your-family">Children Swearing - How Do You Handle it in Your Family?</a>

I often swim with some girlfriends at our local gym. It's great for the exercise, the post-swim coffee time and to talk about the critical issues of the day - like our kids swearing. Each family has different levels of tolerance for swearing and even within a family, two parents would often have different views. I remember when our oldest son was at preschool how shocked I was by some of the words used by his peers who had older siblings. My shock wore off pretty fast ... Read full article

Toddlers and Tantrums Webinar Podcast with Robin Grille

<a href="/audio/toddlers-and-tantrums-webinar-podcast-with-robin-grille">Toddlers and Tantrums Webinar Podcast with Robin Grille</a>

1 hour Podcast of webinar with Australian psychologist Robin Grille. In this webinar Robin Grille is in conversation with Yvette Vignando, publisher of happychild.com.au. Robin discusses: Why Tantrums Happen - Why Parents Find Toddler Tantrums so Difficult - The Importance of Allowing for Anger - Triggers for Toddler Tantrums - Helping Children to Voice their Needs and Feelings Appropriately. Emotional Literacy is also discussed and parents' questions are answered. Read full article