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Parenting Expert Says Kids Shouldn’t Have Any Privacy With Their Internet Access

Parenting expert Donna Tetreault says that technology should not be a right for teens – but a privilege. She says that parents must educate kids before they go online, and set boundaries and rules to follow – and that parents must enforce the rules.

Parenting expert Donna Tetreault says that technology should not be a right for teens – but a privilege. She says that parents must educate kids before they go online, and set boundaries and rules to follow – and that parents must enforce the rules.

In the video above, Tetreault offers advice to Cheryl and her husband, Danny, who claim their 17-year-old daughter, Becky, was addicted to talking to men online in video game chat rooms and that’s where she met and fell in love with a 21-year-old man whom she has never met in person. They say that even though they took away her cell phone, webcam and computer, Becky still has found ways to contact him.

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NBC's CA Live: Exclusive with Dr. Phil

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NBC's CA Live: Exclusive with Dr. Phil

After years and years of interviewing hundreds of experts in the parenting field; doctors, educators, researchers, authors, regular moms and dads, I finally got to interview the one and only Dr. Phil.  He was so gracious and kind. Check out our interview!

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Home & Family TV: Reducing the Summer Slide

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Home & Family TV: Reducing the Summer Slide

Click to watch my segment here.

Click to watch my segment here.

 

Kids all across the country have now enjoyed weeks of summer -- and sneaking up behind those lazy days is the 'Summer Slide.' That's when kids have a loss of learning, mostly in reading and math. Research shows up to three months of learning can be lost.

Check out my segment on Home & Family TV and see some additional tips below.

Quick tips on reducing the Summer Slide:

-Explain the Summer Slide to kids

-Make a list of GOALS for the summer

-Make learning fun

-Recruit a "travel agent." Ask your kids to put a vacation plan together (maps/budget/critical thinking)

-Learn a new word each week

-Enter a writing contest

-Create a summer reading list and find fun math apps to practice math

 

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Fox 11: Pool Safety, Drownings are Silent

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Fox 11: Pool Safety, Drownings are Silent

It's swimming season and along with hot temps, kids are heading into the pool. But pool safety can't be taken lightly.

According to the CDC, every day, about ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger. 

Here's our Fox 11 discussion on how to keep your family safe.

Quick tips to remember:

-Drownings are silent

-Drownings can happen within seconds

-Who's watching your child? Do they know how to swim?

-Say 'no' to floating devices

-Learn CPR

 

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