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11:00  16 april  2018
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I came out of the closet which my parents were totally OK with , but lez be real: Realizing your red-lipstick-wearing daughter is a surefire dyke is a harrowing, confusing experience, even for the most liberal of parents .

All Advice Pregnancy Baby Toddler Little Kid Teen . As anyone who is a parent knows, children are an ever-consuming business. And while those evenings of hanging out with adult friends are the first thing to go in the new life of parenthood, it is the exact thing that should stay.

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When Lara Wechsler was a teenager, she used to spend hours gabbing with her friends on the phone. Now, she sees her 14-year-old son Shane doing the same thing—only instead of a phone, he is chatting through a videogame machine.

“I like that he’s always talking to someone rather than playing on his own,” said Ms. Wechsler, a 50-year-old court reporter in Brooklyn, N.Y., whose ninth-grader uses a headset to chat with gamers about school and sports while racking up kills.

For decades, parents worried videogames would transform their children into zombies spending countless hours alone with a controller in hand. These days, teens and tweens are obsessing more than ever over popular games, such as “Fortnite.” But since many current games are online, where dozens of people can play simultaneously, children are have social interactions while they play.

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Teenagers have that adrenaline rush and excitement to try new , grownup stuff. They want to hangout late with friends. Parents say no. 7. The ‘you never understand me’ fight. The parental psychology is totally different to that of the child. Teens ask for various stuff that isn’t suitable for them at their age.

Michael C. Bradley, in his book, Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy, assures parents that your morals, values and ethics become an integral part of your child’s psychological makeup. That might mean not running out to buy the trendiest pocketbook or newest electronic gadget.

That is changing some parents’ perception of videogames, from lonely experience to social outlet.

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Nabeel Ahmed lets his 13-year-old son Ayaan play games online only with friends from school and relatives. Since most of Ayaan’s friends don’t live in his neighborhood in a suburb of Washington, D.C., Mr. Ahmed said the arrangement makes both of them happy.

“The online-gaming environment serves as a virtual social bridge,” the 43-year-old marketing executive said. Without it, Ayaan “wouldn’t be socializing a whole lot with anyone, and that could potentially become a problem.”

There can be hazards to in-game chitchat, such as bullying and exposure to harmful language. In addition, players can’t always be sure someone they meet in a game is the person he or she claims to be.

Courteney Cox Opens Up About Raising Daughter Coco and How They're Surviving the Teen Years

  Courteney Cox Opens Up About Raising Daughter Coco and How They're Surviving the Teen Years Courteney Cox says that when she was growing up, she wanted to tell her own mom everything, but her experience with her teenage daughter Coco has been the exact opposite. “I want her to tell me everything, and she doesn’t want to tell me anything,” says Cox, who sat down with Coco for their first interview together as part of PEOPLE’s The Beautiful Issue. “Exactly the opposite of the childhood I had.” But just because Coco doesn’t share everything with her mom doesn’t mean the two aren’t extremely close. “We bicker, let’s be honest, but we love each other,” says the 53-year-old Friends alum. “We laugh a lot, for sure.” Coco adds, “I would also describe it as, well, I am a 13-year-old girl, you are a mom, so I love you, but of course we’re gonna get in fights. But we’re very close. Very close. I love you a lot.” Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Babies newsletter. RELATED: All Grown Up! Proud Dad David Arquette Shares Photo of His “Angel” Daughter Coco Cox, who co-parents Coco with her ex-husband David Arquette, says keeping their daughter supported and balanced — and supporting each other as parents — is an important part of raising her. “You don’t want to go in one house and have anything split,” Cox says. “You want it to be harmonious in both places.

Social Media: The New Teen Hangout From an early age, parents advise their children to not talk to strangers. That advice may stick with a child who is approached by someone at the park, but a teenager who feels “protected” by a screen may The New Teen Hangout . Posted on Oct 18, 2017.

Is the mall a place to hang out , or a place to shop? Learn to compromise with your social teen . And you wanted to get your daughter some new shoes. “Sure,” you reply. “We’ll go shopping together. You did it! Thank you for verifying your email address. OK . Resend Email Verification.

“What’s changed dramatically is kids today can play with total strangers,” said Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, a clinical psychologist. “Many kids are playing with people they’ve never met.”

Still, she said, voice communication is a more effective way for children to converse than typing out text messages. “Children are learning how to listen when they can’t read social cues on somebody’s face,” she said.

Peggy Pappas isn’t a fan of screen time in general, but she is glad that when her 11-year-old son T.J. is playing games online, he is spending time with other children. “It’s better to hear him communicating than just dead silence,” said Mrs. Pappas, a 47-year-old high-school teacher in Nutley, N.J.

Some parents appreciate games that encourage players to work together. Nathaniel Engelsen wouldn’t want his 16-year-old daughter Evie playing in isolation the way he did as a teen, holed up in his bedroom with a Sega Genesis console. “You were being entertained,” said the 40-year-old manager at a marketing firm, but “it wasn’t social.”

Teen Accused of Murdering 98-Year-Old Woman and Hiding Her Body in Closet: 'An Easy Target'

  Teen Accused of Murdering 98-Year-Old Woman and Hiding Her Body in Closet: 'An Easy Target' An Ohio 17-year-old is accused of murdering his 98-year-old neighbor whose body was found in a closet beneath a pile of clothing and other items, PEOPLE confirms. According to a statement from Wadsworth police, the teen — whose name authorities are not releasing — is the lone suspect in the killing of Margaret Douglas. He is charged with aggravated murder, aggravated burglary, and abuse of a corpse. Douglas and the teen suspect lived in the same neighborhood, according to the statement. Douglas was reported missing last week by a relative who’d been contacted by concerned friends saying they hadn’t seen the woman since April 3, the statement says. • Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Click here to get breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases in the True Crime Newsletter. The teen allegedly strangled Douglas, whose remains were not found during an initial search of her home. But officers returned and conducted a more thorough search, during which they found Douglas’ body in a her closet, which police described in the statement as a “hidden location.” According to the statement, the teen suspect is accused of stealing Douglas’ wallet. Wadsworth Police Chief Randy Reinke said, “I believe he did know she lived alone and so she was an easy target, vulnerable, but I can’t tell you what was in his mind,” reports. The suspect was detained Monday by Fairview Park Police. Police allegedly connected the teen to the crime scene by tracking his phone, according to the statement. Attempts to reach Douglas’ relatives were unsuccessful Wednesday.

Without exaggerating, I can say that he could have died in this incident. OK , he exhibited bad judgment. But whose judgment is totally reliable at 14? Oct 2000. One of the new parents wrote, I am interested to meet other parents who believe T.V. is harmful for children and would like to do other

When things got too rowdy, young folks were asked to move on and find a new hangout . The Atlantic reports that teens are less likely to leave the house without their parents . And while outwardly they seem OK with it, experts worry that excessive smartphone use in teens is actually an

Evie said she would rather be social through games than through her Instagram or Snapchat accounts, because games are interactive.

With social media, “people will post things and it’s, like, look at this fun stuff I’m doing without you,” she said. The teen said she regularly plays with more than a dozen people she befriended while playing games online. “The strangers become people I know,” she said.

Online multiplayer games have exploded in popularity in recent years, fueled by sales of Internet-connected gaming machines. Many players talk to each other using software such as Discord, a free online voice- and text-communication program. It had 87 million users as of January, more than double from a year earlier, according to Discord Inc.

Christine Goudie credits online gaming with helping her 12-year-old son Danny after two close friends switched to another school. An online relationship he had developed earlier with another gamer provided an emotional safety net, she said.

The bond grew so strong that Danny, who lives in Chicago, and the other boy, who lives in New York, eventually asked their mothers to arrange a get-together.

Ms. Goudie, a 41-year-old nurse, said she wasn’t comfortable at first, but warmed to the idea after several talks with the other mom.

“We’re not in the same generation as our children,” Ms. Goudie said. “You have to adapt.”

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