family connectedness

Family Connectedness: One of the Keys to a Positive Family Environment

Connectedness is the mutual emotional bond between parents and children that lasts over time. Connectedness creates a sense of belonging and feeling safe and secure. The basics include engaging in fun and meaningful activities, creating moments of close personal one-on- one time, developing family traditions, and providing each other with space when needed. (more…) More […]

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New Study Finds That Less Screen Time Results in Happier Teens

Since 1991, the psychological well-being of teenagers (self-esteem, life satisfaction, and happiness) along with the amount of time teens spent in various activities has been researched using a national sample of 1.1 million adolescents in grades 8, 10 and 12. The study found that the happiness level of the teens in the survey dropped significantly […]

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Screen Time vs. Reading: How They Affect Your Child’s Brain

A recent study conducted by researchers at the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation looked at differences in brain activity comparing the times children spent on screens (TV, smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers) versus reading a book. (more…) More On This Topic: New Study Finds That Less Screen Time Results in Happier Teens 6 Things to […]

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My Toddler’s Favorite Playmate is Her Tablet

I was told this recently by a parent wanting an evaluation for her child’s difficult behavior and problems staying focused.  We are seeing more toddler’s insisting on continued contact with their tablet. (more…) More On This Topic: 6 Things to Consider When Monitoring Your Family’s Screen Time New Study Finds That Less Screen Time Results […]

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How and Why to Teach Your Kids to Help with Household Chores

Other animals don’t have to do household chores, but in nature, purposeful play is typical. When a kitten pounces on a ball of wool, it’s learning vital skills for its future survival as a hunter. Puppies chasing their own tails are developing motor skills and spatial awareness. A bird stretching its wings in the nest […]

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How to Develop Attachment with a Child

How to Develop Attachment with a Child

Developing a secure attachment with your child can help them in many ways. Children with a strong bond with a parent/guardian are more likely to have higher self-esteem, perform better in school, have positive relationships, and manage stress. Here are four simple ways you can develop an attachment with your child. (more…) More On This […]

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