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Focus on Raising Children to Resist Violence
July 2016 | Issue No. 127
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Kids who experience more violence in their virtual worlds—television, movies, and video games—are more likely to display aggressive thoughts, aggressive behavior, and angry feelings in the real world. Anything we, as parents, can do to reduce this aggressive behavior is well worth the effort! 
Also In This Issue:
Ask the Pediatrician:
By: Sarah Denny, MD, FAAP
New Study Findings: 
More than half the world's children—1 billion youths between age 2 and 17—experienced violence during the past year, according to a study in Pediatrics. Learn more about the findings here
Aggressive Behavior in Toddlers & Preschoolers:
716_timeout_boy.jpgYoung children don’t know the rules of the house until they’re taught them, so that is one of your important parenting responsibilities. 
  • Teach them not to kick, hit, or bite when they are angry.
  • Teach them how to express their feelings through words instead.
  • There’s nothing wrong with using a time-out.
  • Watch your own behavior and control your temper around your child.
See How to Shape & Manage Your Young Child's Behavior for more information and tips. 
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