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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   |   0 Comment

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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Cyberbullying

November 01, 2017  |   Posted by :   |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   0 Comment

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   |   0 Comment

…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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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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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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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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