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On cyberbullying

October 19, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   0 Comment

Research by the University of Buckingham and Sir John Cass’s Foundation shows that 53 per cent of teenagers reported that their photograph had been posted online to embarrass them, but only 22.1 per cent of parents thought this had happened to their child.   https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/newslondon/revealed-how-nearly-half-of-teenagers-fall-victim-to-cyber-bullying/ar-AAtIUt4  

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Babys and screen time

October 19, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   0 Comment

A new study suggests hat the more time children between the ages of six months and two years spent using handheld screens such as smartphones, tablets and electronic games, the more likely they were to experience speech delays. http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/04/health/babies-screen-time-speech-delays-study/index.html  

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Kids and Screen Time

October 19, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   0 Comment

Statistics suggest younger kids are spending more time watching screens: http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/19/health/children-smartphone-tablet-use-report/index.html  

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menial tasks

October 11, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   0 Comment

In a new study, kids had an easier time doing boring tasks if they pretended to be Batman, Bob the Builder, Rapunzel or Dora the Explorer – all well-known characters who are model hard workers — and were given props to help them get in character: http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/pretending-batman-helps-kids-focus-boring-tasks-study-shows.htm http://selfcontrol.psych.lsa.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cdev12695.pdf_jsessionid9A14126FF0E062AD942DD3C3CEE26155.f04t03.pdf  

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Earning screen time

October 10, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   0 Comment

An app that makes your kids earn unlocking their screen: http://www.ozy.com/good-sht/the-app-that-lets-your-kids-earn-their-screen-time/80958  

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“Say Sorry”

October 10, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   0 Comment

Some suggestions on more meaningful things to teach your kids to say instead of “I’m Sorry”:   https://offspring.lifehacker.com/what-to-say-to-little-kids-instead-of-say-sorry-1819288365  

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Talking to kids about the Las Vegas Shooting

October 02, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   0 Comment

Some tips on how to discuss the recent tragedy:   https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/psychologist-offers-advice-on-what-to-tell-kids-about-las-vegas/  

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Screens, video games, and devices in the bedroom

September 27, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   0 Comment

A variety of research has found that kids with access to screens in their rooms spent more time watching or playing on the devices , and less time on such important tasks as reading and sleeping. This in turn leads to poorer school performance, weight problems, https://psmag.com/news/tv-and-video-games-in-kids-bedrooms-a-very-bad-idea  

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“Be careful”

September 20, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   0 Comment

How do you set safe rules and limits but also encourage kids to be brave and confident?: https://offspring.lifehacker.com/what-to-say-to-kids-instead-of-be-careful-1816590594    

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Parental conflict

September 20, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   0 Comment

This article discusses the impact of constructive versus destructive styles of conflict management between parents on the kids: https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/parents-how-you-manage-conflict-has-impact-your-kids http://www.parents.com/health/parents-news-now/how-you-argue-with-your-partner-matters-study-says/  

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The importance of grit

September 13, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on The importance of grit

 

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Managing a tantrum

September 07, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on Managing a tantrum

This dad shared his way of handling his daughter’s outburst: 21 Million People Have Watched This Dad Brilliantly End A Public Tantrum

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Parenting tips

September 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Parenting tips

Some helpful tips on important values to teach your kids: https://www.inc.com/amy-morin/want-to-raise-mentally-strong-kids-do-these-3-thin.html  

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Maximizing children’s resilience

September 05, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on Maximizing children’s resilience

A look at the research to date: Maximizing chilren’s resilience

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School start times

September 05, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on School start times

More schools around the country are following the trend of a later start time: http://www.sciencealert.com/schools-around-the-us-are-finally-pushing-back-their-start-times?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=86e3e266c8-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-86e3e266c8-365490661  

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Supporting writing habits

August 31, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on Supporting writing habits

Some tips for parents on how to support their kids’ writing habits: http://www.futurity.org/reading-writing-at-home-1527552/  

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Leaving kids home alone

August 29, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on Leaving kids home alone

Some tips on how to transition to leaving your kids home alone   https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/on-parenting/when-is-it-safe-to-start-leaving-kids-home-alone/2017/08/28/a86390c0-7891-11e7-8839-ec48ec4cae25_story.html?utm_term=.e90e077917b5  

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Kids and smartphones

August 29, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Kids and smartphones

A perspective on the inevitability of facing that for the generation of kids growing up, smartphones are the norm: http://theweek.com/articles/719861/kids-need-smartphones-over    

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Rewards and charts

August 28, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on Rewards and charts

A discussion of when rewards are or are not helpful to motivate kids: http://www.slate.com/articles/life/the_kids/2017/08/rewards_systems_for_kids_are_effective_if_you_use_them_correctly.html?wpsrc=newsletter_tis&sid=585044991e5603bd688b4586  

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The impact of smartphones on younger generations

August 28, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on The impact of smartphones on younger generations

A look at the good and the bad of growing up with smartphones: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/  

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