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Talking to kids about school shootings

February 15, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   0 Comment

After the recent tragedy – here are some links for how to talk to kids about the shootings:   http://www.apa.org/topics/violence/school-shooting.aspx http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/talk-kids-teens-deadly-school-shooting-florida/story?id=53092251 https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/how-mental-health-experts-talk-their-kids-about-school-shootings-ncna845586  

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kids and mindfulness

February 09, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   0 Comment

Some activities to try with your kids: https://offspring.lifehacker.com/teach-kids-about-mindfulness-with-these-everyday-object-1822851676  

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Video game time management

February 07, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   0 Comment

PS4’s update has a feature where parents can limit the amount of time their kids are playing: PS4 update lets parents control how long their kid can play  

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Kids and screen time

February 06, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   0 Comment

How time screen time experts manage screen time with their own kids: https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/02/06/579555110/what-the-screen-time-experts-do-with-their-own-kids Some former tech employees have concerns about the addictive qualities of tech: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2018/02/05/just-say-no-addicting-kids-technology-former-facebook-google-employees-investors-urge/307529002/ One quick tip to cut down on binge watching: https://offspring.lifehacker.com/turn-off-autoplay-on-your-kids-tv-shows-1822738108 Finally, what age to let kids have smartphones: https://www.wthr.com/article/kids-and-smartphones-how-soon-is-too-soon

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Parents make mistakes, and that is a good thing

January 20, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   0 Comment

The value of making mistakes in front of your kids: http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/19/health/good-enough-parent-go-ask-your-dad/index.html

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Baby brain

January 15, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children   |   Comments Off on Baby brain

Research supports the concept of this commonly held idea: http://www.sciencealert.com/pregnancy-baby-brain-mumnesia-cognitive-function-meta-analysis?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=7e030ef60d-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-7e030ef60d-365490661  

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Kids and lying

January 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Kids and lying

Some comforting thoughts for parents: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/05/opinion/sunday/children-lying-intelligence.html

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Happiness

January 12, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Happiness

Some tips on how to be happier:   http://www.sciencealert.com/experiencing-adversity-true-happiness-eudaimonic-hedonistic  

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Mental health

January 03, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Mental health

Some tips to improve your mental and emotional well-being: http://www.sciencealert.com/new-year-s-resolutions-better-mental-health?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=1c7456d32b-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-1c7456d32b-365490661  

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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   |   Comments Off on The benefits to TV time with your kids

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   |   Comments Off on The case for ordinary

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   |   Comments Off on Homework

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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