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April 17, 2014  |   Uncategorized   |   Click on title to comment!

the blog will be inactive from April 18-27 due to April break  

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Parenting and social media

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

Some thoughts on the recent trend of some parents using social media shaming as a punishment for their kids’ bad behavior: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/14/3784274/parents-talk-back-dont-cheer-when.html?sp=/99/106/

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On ADHD

April 12, 2014  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

A new study led by Michael Reber of the University of Strasbourg has confirmed the biological origins of Attention Deficit Disorder. The superior colliculus is found in the midbrain and has many sensory- and motor-related functions. The researchers introduced a population of mice to a genetic mutation which doubled the connections between the retina and […]

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Teaching teens to drive

April 12, 2014  |   For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

This article offers some tips to parents on how to make a more powerful teaching experience when driving with a teen who is learning to drive: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/11/parents-can-do-more-to-help-kids-drive-safely_n_5135272.html

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On cybersafety

April 01, 2014  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

Chatterbox is essentially an online chat program for parents, where they can learn about Cybersafety, pre-submit questions, share stories and advice. Chatterbox can be downloaded and accessed at home or on a mobile device. http://global2.vic.edu.au/2014/04/01/cybersafety-chatterbox-for-parents-and-research-report-released/ http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/Home/Parents/Resources/Educate%20yourself/Chatterbox.aspx

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