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Talking to kids about school shootings

February 15, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   0 Comment

After the recent tragedy – here are some links for how to talk to kids about the shootings:   http://www.apa.org/topics/violence/school-shooting.aspx http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/talk-kids-teens-deadly-school-shooting-florida/story?id=53092251 https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/how-mental-health-experts-talk-their-kids-about-school-shootings-ncna845586  

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kids and mindfulness

February 09, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   0 Comment

Some activities to try with your kids: https://offspring.lifehacker.com/teach-kids-about-mindfulness-with-these-everyday-object-1822851676  

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For those trying to understand the chronically late

February 09, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   0 Comment

https://www.sciencealert.com/chronically-late-personality-type-scientists-study  

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Video game time management

February 07, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   0 Comment

PS4’s update has a feature where parents can limit the amount of time their kids are playing: PS4 update lets parents control how long their kid can play  

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Kids and screen time

February 06, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   0 Comment

How time screen time experts manage screen time with their own kids: https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/02/06/579555110/what-the-screen-time-experts-do-with-their-own-kids Some former tech employees have concerns about the addictive qualities of tech: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2018/02/05/just-say-no-addicting-kids-technology-former-facebook-google-employees-investors-urge/307529002/ One quick tip to cut down on binge watching: https://offspring.lifehacker.com/turn-off-autoplay-on-your-kids-tv-shows-1822738108 Finally, what age to let kids have smartphones: https://www.wthr.com/article/kids-and-smartphones-how-soon-is-too-soon

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Teens and social media

January 25, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   0 Comment

Research shows that teens are more savvy than adults give them credit for about social media and its potential impact on them:   https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180125085119.htm

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Teens and vaping

January 25, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   0 Comment

Some different interpretations of the new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on vaping: https://www.theguardian.com/science/sifting-the-evidence/2017/dec/29/e-cigarettes-vaping-safer-than-smoking Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teenagers to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes https://nyti.ms/2GbyJF5    

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Teens and screen time

January 23, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   0 Comment

A new study suggests that teens that are online for more than an hour a day tend to be unhappier. The happiest teens used digital media for less than an hour per day. But after a daily hour of screen time, unhappiness rises steadily along with increasing screen time. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180122091249.htm http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2018-02758-001?doi=1  

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Parents make mistakes, and that is a good thing

January 20, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   0 Comment

The value of making mistakes in front of your kids: http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/19/health/good-enough-parent-go-ask-your-dad/index.html

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Baby brain

January 15, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on Baby brain

Research supports the concept of this commonly held idea: http://www.sciencealert.com/pregnancy-baby-brain-mumnesia-cognitive-function-meta-analysis?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=7e030ef60d-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-7e030ef60d-365490661  

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Kids and lying

January 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Kids and lying

Some comforting thoughts for parents: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/05/opinion/sunday/children-lying-intelligence.html

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Happiness

January 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Happiness

Some tips on how to be happier:   http://www.sciencealert.com/experiencing-adversity-true-happiness-eudaimonic-hedonistic  

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Sleep tips

January 09, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Sleep tips

Helpful tips for better sleep: http://www.sciencealert.com/8-steps-to-prepare-for-a-good-night-s-sleep?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=ddc3ee785a-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-ddc3ee785a-365490661  

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Mental health

January 03, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Mental health

Some tips to improve your mental and emotional well-being: http://www.sciencealert.com/new-year-s-resolutions-better-mental-health?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=1c7456d32b-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-1c7456d32b-365490661  

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Teens and sexting

January 02, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Teens and sexting

A discussion of the complex social pressures and dynamics of teens who are asked to send revealing pictures https://www.nytimes.com/…/teenagers-stop-asking-for-nude-ph…              

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The teenage brain

December 20, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on The teenage brain

Some new thoughts on the evolutionary advantages of the developing teen brain: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/evolutionary-advantage-teenage-brain  

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Later start time for teens

December 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Later start time for teens

A new study confirms that teenagers do function better if the school day start time is moved later: https://www.webmd.com/children/news/20171205/later-school-start-times-do-help-kids-feel-rested-study    

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The teenage brain

November 28, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on The teenage brain

How teens’ brains make it difficult to make decisions based on eventual goals (as opposed to instant gratification): http://theconversation.com/brain-scans-reveal-why-rewards-and-punishments-dont-seem-to-work-on-teenagers-88177 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42152392  

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The benefits to TV time with your kids

November 28, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on The benefits to TV time with your kids

How watching TV shows with your kids can lead to more connection and conversations: https://health.usnews.com/wellness/for-parents/articles/2017-11-27/the-benefits-of-watching-tv-with-your-kids  

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Teens and sexting

November 20, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Teens and sexting

A new app for parents to keep tabs on their teens, and a better option than using it: https://lifehacker.com/dont-use-an-app-to-check-if-your-kids-are-sexting-1820163279  

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