Elisabeth Wilkins

Elisabeth Wilkins was the editor of Empowering Parents and the mother of an 10-year-old son. Her work has appeared in national and international publications, including Mothering, Motherhood (Singapore), Hausfrau, The Bad Mother Chronicles, and The Japan Times. Elisabeth holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine.

Video Games and Violence: What Every Parent Should Know

By Elisabeth Wilkins

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Do violent video games have an effect on childhood development? Virginia Tech Shooter Cho Seung-Hui  was said to be an avid player of Counter-Strike, a popular team-based shooting game. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris were fans of Doom and Wolfenstein 3D, referring to the games in the videos they left for police to find after... Read more »

Flying Solo: Six Ways to Soar as a Single Parent

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Jill is a single mom of a nine-year-old daughter, whom she’s been raising by herself since Haley was an infant. “The hardest part about being a single parent is having no one else there when Haley acts up. It’s all me. She doesn’t listen to me, and then I just don’t know what to do.... Read more »

Top Five Concerns for Back to School

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Last month, we invited readers to email us with their “Number One Concern” for their child in the upcoming school year. Our Coaching staff responded to each inquiry with suggestions based on the Total Transformation and Total Focus Programs. Overwhelmingly, the top concern was unmotivated children (Thus, our lead article this month.) What’s on the minds of... Read more »

Are Boot Camps Safe for Your Child?

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Has anyone out there ever sent their teen to a boot camp, and if so, was it a good experience for your child? I've heard good and bad things over the years, myself. My friend's son had a great experience at wilderness camp, and really turned his life around. Another friend's teen-age son also had... Read more »

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