Teens and sleep

September 30, 2014  |   For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

New research shows that early starts can affect a teenager’s mood, and changing when the school day begins can perk up a teen’s mood, benefit their health and enhance their ability to learn. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17439884.2014.942666#.VCs3dudDrOc http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/teenagers-irritable-because-early-school-hours-mess-with-their-biological-clocks-9763677.html

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The benefits of physical activity for kids

September 30, 2014  |   For parents of children   |   Click on title to comment!

In a paper published in Pediatrics, researchers report that kids 7 to 9 years old who attended a daily, after-school fitness program showed an increased ability to pay attention, avoid distraction and switch between tasks: http://kch.illinois.edu/research/labs/neurocognitive-kinesiology/files/Articles/Hillman_2014_Pediatrics_FITKids.pdf http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-fit-kids-think-smarter-20140929-story.html

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Parenting teenagers in a high tech age

September 30, 2014  |   For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

Some tools and tips for parents of teens to help monitor and set limits: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/7-survival-tools-for-the-parents-of-teenagers-98506448604.html

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Advice to fathers of daughters

September 29, 2014  |   For parents of children   |   Click on title to comment!

Some helpful advice on how to relate to your daughters as they mature into young women: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joyce-mcfadden/things-little-girls-need-from-their-fathers_b_3348956.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

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Why is it ‘fun’ for kids to destroy and break things?

September 29, 2014  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

This question rumbled around in the back of my head for some time. The first time it really struck me was in the early winter of 2003. I was out walking my dog the morning after a sharp drop in temperature. The night before it had rained, and there were some frozen puddles on the […]

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