Thoughts on raising teens

March 02, 2015  |   For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

Older kids and teenagers may reject you as part of their growing up. Try not to take it too personally. That is why it is so important to make time to do things with them when they are younger.   * * * *   Do not expect your teens to make it easy for […]

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Sleep

March 02, 2015  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Click on title to comment!

This article debunks some common misconceptions about sleep: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ellen-hendriksen-phd/3-crazy-myths-and-facts-about-sleep_b_6715758.html

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The importance of diet in mental health

March 02, 2015  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

For the first time, a report by a task force advising on new dietary guidelines, commissioned by the departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture, included a point considering the possible role of diet in mental health outcomes. In a paper recently published in The Lancet Psychiatry, an international group of scientists (all members […]

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Pristine glass

February 23, 2015  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

“All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhood completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.” [i]   I would add that some parents try to overprotect childhood and keep the glass in the case, never […]

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Kid-safe YouTube

February 23, 2015  |   For parents of children   |   Click on title to comment!

YouTube is now offering a new app, called YouTube Kids, which aims to provide entertaining and educational videos for children while giving parents control over their viewing habits.The app will be available on Apple and Android devices. http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/youtube-kids-parents-app/story?id=29164483 http://variety.com/2015/digital/news/youtube-kids-app-launches-on-apples-itunes-google-play-1201439566/

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