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The benefits to TV time with your kids

November 28, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   0 Comment

How watching TV shows with your kids can lead to more connection and conversations: https://health.usnews.com/wellness/for-parents/articles/2017-11-27/the-benefits-of-watching-tv-with-your-kids  

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The case for ordinary

November 17, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   0 Comment

Sometimes pushing your kids to strive for the best is not what is best: We Need To Remember That Being Ordinary Is Okay  

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Homework

November 13, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   0 Comment

A new app to help kids with learning disabilities interfere with written homework: SnapType makes it easy for kids with learning disabilities to do their homework  

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Kids and video games

November 10, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Kids and video games

A discussion on the research to date on whether video games actually are bad for kids: http://www.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-video-games-parenting-20171110-story.html  

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Arguing in front of the kids

November 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Arguing in front of the kids

This article suggests arguing the right way in front of your kids has more positive effects than never arguing in front of them: The case for why parents should fight in front of their kids  

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On hygiene

November 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on On hygiene

Science based advice on how often to shower, and how often your kids should shower: http://www.sciencealert.com/science-how-often-you-need-shower-2017

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On Spanking your kids

November 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on On Spanking your kids

Research looks at the long term effects of spanking kids: http://www.sciencealert.com/science-why-you-should-never-spank-children  

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Kids and screen time

November 04, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on Kids and screen time

A look at the actual effects of too much screen time: http://www.kunc.org/post/yes-too-much-screen-time-bad-your-kids-says-new-cu-boulder-research-review

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Cyberbullying

November 01, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Cyberbullying

A startup company has devised a way to identify and respond to cyberbullying:   https://www.forbes.com/sites/amitchowdhry/2017/10/31/how-bark-protects-kids-from-online-bullying/#4eaf27213d7f  

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On divorce

October 28, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For divorced parents,For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on On divorce

research shows these warning sigbs can be associated with relationships that end in divorce:   http://www.sciencealert.com/7-things-that-predict-divorce-according-to-science

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On hygiene

October 25, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on On hygiene

The cleaner is not necessarily the better: http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/1136671/lazy-moms-guide-to-cleaning-with-kids  

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kids and mobile devices

October 24, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on kids and mobile devices

Some data about kids’ use of mobile devices, and some tips for parents   What parents should know — and do — about young children and mobile devices  

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Halloween

October 21, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on Halloween

A perspective on scary decorations… and resilience http://www.scarymommy.com/scary-halloween-decorations/?utm_source=FB    

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On cyberbullying

October 19, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on On cyberbullying

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   |   Comments Off on Babys and screen time

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   |   Comments Off on Kids and Screen Time

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   |   Comments Off on menial tasks

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   |   Comments Off on Earning screen time

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   |   Comments Off on “Say Sorry”

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   |   Comments Off on Talking to kids about the Las Vegas Shooting

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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