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Here's a Downside of Honesty with Children

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2013/02/25/heres-a-downside-of-honesty-with-children">Here&#039;s a Downside of Honesty with Children</a>

...Reading new research results from the University of Illinois about the downside of parents honestly revealing their experiences with drugs and alcohol made me realise that my views on honesty and openness come with ... qualification...Results of the new study involving over 550 young teens indicated that children whose parents had shared details of their own drinking, smoking and marijuana use were less likely to think drugs were bad. Read full article

Violent Toys for Kids - Surely There are Boundaries?

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2013/02/12/violent-toys-for-kids-surely-there-are-boundaries">Violent Toys for Kids - Surely There are Boundaries?</a>

This was one of those segments where I was genuinely shocked - a toy maker selling a toy for a young child to "play" at robbing a bank. MSN reports "The toy features a bank manager, armed shooter, gold bars and a cash machine. In case kids can’t envision how to use the pieces, photos accompanying the set show the robber pointing a gun at the manager and forcing a blonde woman to empty the machine. Way to get those young, creative minds flowing." Read full article

Wednesday 2 February 2011 Latest Parenting and Education News

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/02/02/wednesday-2-february-2011-latest-parenting-and-education-news">Wednesday 2 February 2011 Latest Parenting and Education News</a>

Wednesday 2 February 2011 - Links to Latest Parenting and Education news: Foreign Language Teaching Australian Schools ~ Julianne Moore Talks Parenting ~ Teenagers and Alcohol ~ Children's Artwork ~ How Much Television Children are Watching ~ Single Mothers and Boys Read full article

Operation Enough - I Have Your Grandson. He's Drinking in a Park

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2010/11/09/operation-enough-i-have-your-grandson-hes-drinking-in-a-park">Operation Enough - I Have Your Grandson. He&#039;s Drinking in a Park</a>

The term 'Operation Enough' caught my eye as I scanned this morning's news. Police at the St Marys Local Area Command in NSW launched a campaign targeting young people involved in underage drinking and various criminal behaviour. But what really caught my eye was the media release and reports saying "In a new tactic by police, a parent of each and every child was 'phoned and asked to collect their children." ...This post includes ideas for parents of teenagers concerned about unsupervised drinking. Read full article