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Troubled Moms and Dads Learn How to Parent With ACEs
ACEs are adverse childhood experiences that harm children’s developing brains so profoundly that the effects show up decades later; they cause much of chronic disease, most mental illness, including addictions, and are at the root of most violence. As a parent, knowing your ACEs score and taking responsibility for learning new skills can profoundly change how you parent your children and prevent their ACEs scores from getting too high.

Hold Onto Your Kids, Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers
Psychologist Gordon Neufeld and physician Gabor Mate have updated their 2004 book Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More than Peers with new chapters on raising children in a digital world. The authors posit that the explosion in online usage is all about kids seeking connection; they write about the importance of the parent-child relationship in terms of how it can make kids more resilient to the dark side of the Internet, which includes video game addiction, cyberbullying and pornography. (Book and audio visual resources available at GVPL)

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