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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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Social media warning

July 08, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Social media warning

A warning for parents of kids or teens who use social media: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/07/07/blue-whale-challenge-natick-schools/  

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Better night’s sleep

July 03, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Better night’s sleep

Some tips from a sleep scientist: http://www.sciencealert.com/a-sleep-scientist-reveals-his-8-secrets-to-getting-a-good-night-s-sleep?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=10ee1ee58f-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-10ee1ee58f-365490661  

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Mobile phones

June 27, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Mobile phones

A new study out of the University of Texas at Austin, found that having phones within sight or within easy reach means some of our brainpower is inevitably used up as we try not to be distracted, so that we are less able to concentrate and performance on cognitive tasks is impacted, even if the […]

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Teens and social media

June 27, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Teens and social media

How to discuss how social media does not actually represent people’s real lives: Facebook Is Not Real Life: The Talk You Need To Have With Your Teen  

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Teens and your Web history

June 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Teens and your Web history

A cautionary tale: Harvard has revoked at least 10 students’ acceptances due to inappropriate or racist online postings https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2017/06/05/report-harvard-revokes-acceptances-for-at-least-10-students-over-obscene-messages?s_campaign=Email:BComToday    

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Video games

April 27, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Video games

Some proven benefits of playing video games. http://www.sciencealert.com/6-scientific-benefits-of-playing-videogames?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=e115b82060-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-e115b82060-365490661 http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/amp-a0034857.pdf  

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Running to fight addiction

April 06, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Running to fight addiction

An interesting method for overcoming addiction: http://www.runnersworld.com/special-report/the-runners-high  

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Teens and sleep

March 23, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Teens and sleep

An interview with Ariana Huffington about her recent book, Sleep Revolution : Sleep Rituals Aren’t Just For Babies. Why Teenagers Need Them Too

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Mental health app

March 17, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Mental health app

These teenagers created an app to help other teens manage difficult thoughts and feelings: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39303006/these-teenagers-built-their-own-mental-health-app  

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On social anxiety

March 14, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on On social anxiety

New research has provided evidence that a gene involved with the transport of serotonin – a neurotransmitter that contributes to feelings of wellbeing – is related to social anxiety disorder.   http://www.sciencealert.com/study-finds-some-much-needed-clues-into-the-genetic-cause-of-social-anxiety?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=bee67f1ba4-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-bee67f1ba4-365490661  

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Two stories of adolescent addiction and recovery

March 09, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Two stories of adolescent addiction and recovery

Overcoming Youth Addiction to a Brighter Tomorrow: Joui and Dave Share Their Amazing Stories (shared by http://recoverywell.org) Photo credit: Pixabay   Every recovering addict I’ve interviewed agrees that a major part of sobriety is accepting responsibility for their past actions. But I met quite a few whose substance abuse began in childhood — long before they […]

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Teens and therapy

March 07, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Teens and therapy

A meta-analysis of current research on the benefits of therapy for teens facing mental health issues:   http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=buy.optionToBuy&id=2017-07146-003  

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Smart phones and devices

February 28, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Smart phones and devices

A look on the impact of smart phones and other devices: http://www.apamonitor-digital.org/apamonitor/201703/?pg=45&pm=2&u1=friend  

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Teaching Empathy

February 16, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Teaching Empathy

This video helps deconstruct and explain empathy: http://www.scarymommy.com/video-teaches-empathy-brene-brown/?utm_source=FB  

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Later school start time

February 15, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Later school start time

A look at some benefits of a later start to the school day: http://www.sciencealert.com/schools-around-the-us-are-beginning-to-push-back-their-start-times/?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=200989e2c8-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-200989e2c8-365490661  

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Middle child syndrome

January 21, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Middle child syndrome

An analysis of the actual support for this commonly-held belief: http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-say-there-s-probably-no-such-thing-as-middle-child-syndrome?utm_source=ScienceAlert+-+Daily+Email+Updates&utm_campaign=fce76dc904-MAILCHIMP_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fe5632fb09-fce76dc904-365490661  

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Teens and screen time

January 13, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Teens and screen time

New research from  University of Oxford suggests that there is an ideal range of screen time (not too much, and not too little) that can actually increase well-being in teens: http://www.news18.com/news/health-and-fitness/moderate-digital-screen-may-improve-well-being-in-teenagers-1335400.html  

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Anxiety

January 13, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Comments Off on Anxiety

A window into a life with anxiety, for those who don’t know what it is like: What Anxiety Actually Is, Because It’s More Than ‘Just Worrying’    

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