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Apr 21, 2018

Topic - Pornography and The Teen Brain.

The average age of exposure to pornography is between 11 and 12.  If you think your teenager isn’t “consuming” porn, think again. 

If you think your parental controls are blocking them, remember that a 12 year old is a techno-master of the Universe and they’re likely to...

Apr 19, 2018

Topic - Crippling Parental Behavior

There are times to indulge kids, to excuse their behavior because of their temperament, intelligence or age.  There’s a time to rescue them and protect them. 

But, when these times are too frequent and last too long, you’re creating a perpetual child instead of an adult. They’ll...

Apr 18, 2018

Topic - The Dangers of Vaping

Electronic cigarettes have been around since early 2000, but only now has the FDA asked for companies to submit for testing the thousands of chemicals used to make the flavors. 

Considering that some of the chemicals are known carcinogens, why did it take so long? 

Vaping is being touted as...

Apr 17, 2018

Topic - Challenging Political Beliefs

When your political beliefs are challenged, you feel attacked because, like religion, these beliefs are part of your personal identity. 

When political beliefs are challenged the “default mode network” engages. 

The default mode network is the “inner world”...

Apr 16, 2018

Topic - Your Personality Does Change

Previously, we thought that personality was “set in stone” by age six.  Doesn’t leave much room for improvement, does it? 

The good news is that research was wrong. 

In an unprecedented study, it was learned that we change a lot as we grow older. 

People tested at age 14 were...