Time-outs

December 01, 2016  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

According to a study out of Academic Pediatrics, more than three in four parents reported using time-out in response to misbehavior. But 85 percent of the parents using the technique made common mistakes that can render time-outs ineffective, including giving kids too many warnings, talking to kids or letting them play with toys during their […]

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The benefits of video games

November 29, 2016  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

A recent study has found that teens who were regular gamers scored higher than average in math, reading and science on standardized exams.: Computer Games Can Improve Math and Science Scores? Everyone Wins! http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/5586/1742  

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Talking to teens about sex

November 29, 2016  |   For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

Some tips: Teen PDA: How to Set Limits for a Teen’s Intimate Behavior in Your Home  

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Tinder for Teens

November 21, 2016  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Click on title to comment!

The¬†National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in England has issued a warning that the app Yellow, which is considered a parallel of Tinder but marketed to teens, is a high risk for sexual predators because it does not verify users’ ages. The app¬†claims to have five million users: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/tinder-teenagers-app-accused-enabling-102600676.html http://www.standard.co.uk/news/techandgadgets/sex-predator-warning-issued-over-tinder-for-teenagers-app-a3400426.html https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/other/sex-predator-warning-issued-over-tinder-for-teenagers-app/ar-AAkyBC1  

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A new app to help with organization and executive functioning

November 14, 2016  |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Click on title to comment!

http://www.beyondbooksmart.com/executive-functioning-strategies-blog/a-fun-app-to-support-executive-function-habitica-builds-good-habits?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=37548115&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–unyscjvvuK6jiLNBe9GW0I0CfchnTt6F_oF6e5x9MzpweIqPcm5r_iix-r7nHvLWkoI1-aK7-1GMSG7LIYCbHBNHN9Q&_hsmi=37548115

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