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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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TBH

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

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   |   0 Comment

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   |   0 Comment

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   |   0 Comment

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   |   0 Comment

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   |   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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Teens and social media

October 03, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   0 Comment

Researchers explored how much online friendships can be ‘real’ friendships for teens: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2017/10/teenagers_friendships_online_provide_emotional_support.html  

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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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Adolescent stress

September 21, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers   |   0 Comment

Adolescents can find relief from stress in the idea that people can change: https://offspring.lifehacker.com/help-your-kids-manage-stress-by-telling-them-people-cha-1818549718  

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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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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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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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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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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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Getting your kids to reply to you on their smartphone

August 28, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Comments Off on Getting your kids to reply to you on their smartphone

A creative dad has created a smartphone app that forces your kids to reply to you when you message them by locking their phone until they reply: Dad’s App Stops Your Kid’s Phone From Working Until They Answer Your Text http://www.replyasap.co.uk https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/replyasap-app-attack/  

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Cell phones in bed

August 01, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Cell phones in bed

Research showing the impact of with or without blue light exposure: http://www.sciencealert.com/new-study-confirms-you-really-should-turn-your-phone-off-at-bedtime?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=95436e1e0f-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-95436e1e0f-365490661  

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