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Later start time for teens

December 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   0 Comment

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   |   0 Comment

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   |   0 Comment

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   |   0 Comment

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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The case for ordinary

November 17, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   0 Comment

Sometimes pushing your kids to strive for the best is not what is best: We Need To Remember That Being Ordinary Is Okay  

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Homework

November 13, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   0 Comment

A new app to help kids with learning disabilities interfere with written homework: SnapType makes it easy for kids with learning disabilities to do their homework  

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Kids and video games

November 10, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Kids and video games

A discussion on the research to date on whether video games actually are bad for kids: http://www.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-video-games-parenting-20171110-story.html  

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How to Get Through the Holidays with Less Anxiety

November 07, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on How to Get Through the Holidays with Less Anxiety

A contribution by guest blogger Jennifer Scott from http://spiritfinder.org Photo courtesy of Unsplash. How to Get Through the Holidays with Less Anxiety The holiday season can be tough for someone who already deals with anxiety on a day to day basis. Here’s some advice on surviving the holidays with your mental health in tact. Deal with […]

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Arguing in front of the kids

November 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Arguing in front of the kids

This article suggests arguing the right way in front of your kids has more positive effects than never arguing in front of them: The case for why parents should fight in front of their kids  

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On hygiene

November 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on On hygiene

Science based advice on how often to shower, and how often your kids should shower: http://www.sciencealert.com/science-how-often-you-need-shower-2017

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On Spanking your kids

November 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on On Spanking your kids

Research looks at the long term effects of spanking kids: http://www.sciencealert.com/science-why-you-should-never-spank-children  

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Unwanted or invasive thoughts

November 04, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Unwanted or invasive thoughts

Some promising research on the neurochemistry of stopping unwanted invasive thoughts: http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-might-have-found-the-chemical-that-suppresses-unwanted-thoughts-in-the-brain  

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Kids and screen time

November 04, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on Kids and screen time

A look at the actual effects of too much screen time: http://www.kunc.org/post/yes-too-much-screen-time-bad-your-kids-says-new-cu-boulder-research-review

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Anxiety

November 01, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   Uncategorized   |   Comments Off on Anxiety

A first hand telling of living with anxiety: Anxiety Is An Invalid Excuse

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Exam season

November 01, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Exam season

some tips on how to support your teen through exams season:   How to support teenagers through exam time  

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Cyberbullying

November 01, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Cyberbullying

A startup company has devised a way to identify and respond to cyberbullying:   https://www.forbes.com/sites/amitchowdhry/2017/10/31/how-bark-protects-kids-from-online-bullying/#4eaf27213d7f  

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Teens today….

October 30, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Teens today….

…are not as bad as you think: http://www.nation.co.ke/news/The-kids-are-alright–Today-s-teens-not-as-bad-as-you-imagine-/1056-4160282-11i8hywz/index.html    

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On divorce

October 28, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents,For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on On divorce

research shows these warning sigbs can be associated with relationships that end in divorce:   http://www.sciencealert.com/7-things-that-predict-divorce-according-to-science

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On hygiene

October 25, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on On hygiene

The cleaner is not necessarily the better: http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/1136671/lazy-moms-guide-to-cleaning-with-kids  

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kids and mobile devices

October 24, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on kids and mobile devices

Some data about kids’ use of mobile devices, and some tips for parents   What parents should know — and do — about young children and mobile devices  

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