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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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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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Teens and social media

January 25, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   0 Comment

Research shows that teens are more savvy than adults give them credit for about social media and its potential impact on them:   https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180125085119.htm

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Teens and vaping

January 25, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   0 Comment

Some different interpretations of the new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on vaping: https://www.theguardian.com/science/sifting-the-evidence/2017/dec/29/e-cigarettes-vaping-safer-than-smoking Vaping Can Be Addictive and May Lure Teenagers to Smoking, Science Panel Concludes https://nyti.ms/2GbyJF5    

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Teens and screen time

January 23, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   0 Comment

A new study suggests that teens that are online for more than an hour a day tend to be unhappier. The happiest teens used digital media for less than an hour per day. But after a daily hour of screen time, unhappiness rises steadily along with increasing screen time. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180122091249.htm http://psycnet.apa.org/record/2018-02758-001?doi=1  

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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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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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Teens and sexting

January 02, 2018  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Teens and sexting

A discussion of the complex social pressures and dynamics of teens who are asked to send revealing pictures https://www.nytimes.com/…/teenagers-stop-asking-for-nude-ph…              

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The teenage brain

December 20, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on The teenage brain

Some new thoughts on the evolutionary advantages of the developing teen brain: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/evolutionary-advantage-teenage-brain  

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Later start time for teens

December 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Later start time for teens

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   |   Comments Off on The teenage brain

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   |   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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Teens and sexting

November 20, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Teens and sexting

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   |   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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