Kids and video games

September 16, 2016  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Click on title to comment!

According to a new study out of Spain published in the Annals of Neurology, kids who play video games much more than an hour a day may experience behavior problems, while kids who limit gaming time to an hour or two a week may experience cognitive benefits such as faster responses to visual cues: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-videogaming-children-brains-idUSKCN11L2PN http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ana.24745/abstract  

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American parenting practices and norms

September 14, 2016  |   For parents of children   |   Click on title to comment!

An interview with Robert LeVine, author of Do Parents Matter? Why Japanese Babies Sleep Soundly, Mexican Siblings Don’t Fight and American Families Should Just Relax http://www.marketwatch.com/story/4-things-american-parents-get-dead-wrong-about-raising-kids-2016-09-14?siteid=rss https://www.amazon.com/Do-Parents-Matter-Japanese-Siblings/dp/1610397231

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Kids and anxiety

September 14, 2016  |   For parents of children   |   Click on title to comment!

A heartfelt account of one child’s struggle with anxiety: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/09/13/478834629/for-kids-anxiety-about-school-can-feel-like-being-chased-by-a-lion  

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College prep

September 13, 2016  |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Click on title to comment!

Some tips on  college testing: Everything You Need to Know About College Testing Before 10th Grade

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Teens in the cafeteria

September 13, 2016  |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Click on title to comment!

A teen has designed a new app makes finding friends in the school cafeteria a piece of cake. It helps students who have difficulty finding a place to sit locate a welcoming group in the lunchroom. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/teen-creates-app-sit-with-us-open-welcoming-tables-lunch-bullying_us_57c5802ee4b09cd22d926463 http://sitwithus.io./#!/Home

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