Kids and modern tech

July 17, 2014  |   For parents of children   |   Click on title to comment!

some important tips for parents: http://www.chicagotribune.com/special/adsections/aranet/chi-ara-8090040101-20140715,0,1902551.story

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Kids and screen time

July 15, 2014  |   For parents of children   |   Click on title to comment!

A new study found that children whose parents set more limits on the amount and content of media were now getting more sleep, had gained less weight (lowering their risk of obesity), were getting better grades in school, exhibited more helpful and cooperative social behaviors in school, and were less aggressive with their peers. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/kids-on-screen-time-diet-lost-weight-and-got-better-grades/

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Guilt versus shame

July 15, 2014  |   Uncategorized   |   Click on title to comment!

A good description of the difference between these terms that are sometimes confused by people: http://io9.com/whats-the-difference-between-guilt-and-shame-1605122600  

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On parenting teenagers

July 14, 2014  |   For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

An post on the emotional effect teens have on their parents: http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/13/the-emotional-whiplash-of-parenting-a-teenager/?_php=true&_type=blogs&partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0 and a commentary on the social image we have of teens: http://www.salon.com/2014/07/14/teenagers_are_not_toddlers_with_hormones/

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Kids and unstructured time

July 08, 2014  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

A new study suggests that kids with less structured activities benefit from improved abilities to be self-directed http://www.philly.com/philly/health/topics/HealthDay689203_20140707_Kids_on_Tight_Schedules_May_Lose_Out__Study_Says.html

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