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Later start time for teens

December 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   0 Comment

A new study confirms that teenagers do function better if the school day start time is moved later: https://www.webmd.com/children/news/20171205/later-school-start-times-do-help-kids-feel-rested-study    

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The teenage brain

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

How teens’ brains make it difficult to make decisions based on eventual goals (as opposed to instant gratification): http://theconversation.com/brain-scans-reveal-why-rewards-and-punishments-dont-seem-to-work-on-teenagers-88177 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42152392  

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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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Teens and sexting

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

A new app for parents to keep tabs on their teens, and a better option than using it: https://lifehacker.com/dont-use-an-app-to-check-if-your-kids-are-sexting-1820163279  

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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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Exam season

November 01, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Exam season

some tips on how to support your teen through exams season:   How to support teenagers through exam time  

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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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Teens today….

October 30, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Teens today….

…are not as bad as you think: http://www.nation.co.ke/news/The-kids-are-alright–Today-s-teens-not-as-bad-as-you-imagine-/1056-4160282-11i8hywz/index.html    

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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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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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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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TBH

October 19, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on TBH

Facebook has bought TBH – a social media app for sending anonymous praise and compliments – with the intent of letting it continue to run   Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run  

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Smart phones and sleep

October 19, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Smart phones and sleep

Another look at the impact of smartphones on sleep   http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/09/health/smartphones-harm-sleep/index.html

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Teens and social media

October 19, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Teens and social media

A new study suggests that of all social media, Instagram can be the most harmful to mental health http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/health/instagram-worst-social-network-app-young-people-mental-health/index.html  

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Parents and screen time

October 19, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Parents and screen time

A new study looks at how much time parents spend on their screens (compared to their teens): http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/06/health/parents-screen-use-attitudes-tweens-teens/index.html  

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Teens and technology

October 17, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Teens and technology

This article discusses how to help your teen manage how technology and devices can be a distraction from schoolwork: Does Your Teen Really Need to be Checking Instagram When Doing Homework?  

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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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