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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Children have their own innate interests and parents should always encourage them. But subjects like astronomy needs an introduction, as its presence in our day to day life is almost nil. All the more, not only it could turn out to be a career option, but also learning about astronomy and the wonderful universe would […]
Often the things children see and hear on the news or on websites that cover the news may be confusing and alarming. Even if you don’t let your children read or watch the news, they may hear about events from other children at school. With some preparation, you can help your children to understand and […]
You may or may not advocate handwritten thank you notes in your home; no doubt, you have your reasons either way. Some folks believe the practice is outdated and the idea shouldn’t be forced on unwilling kids. Others were taught when they were young that writing letters of thanks after receiving presents was a polite […]
In the age of video games, cell phones, and computers, it isn’t hard for teenagers to find something to do on a rainy day. But spending too much time in front of a screen isn’t ideal for anyone, especially when there’s some old-fashioned fun to be had. Here are ten activities for teens from decades […]
One of the biggest challenges modern parents face is instilling respect in their children. This isn’t an issue in which you can just tell your child, “Respect is important, so be respectful.” No, the development of respect in a child goes much deeper than words. Respect essentially means placing value in someone or something and responding in […]
Remember last winter, with its record-setting snow? And the 82 snow days your kids had? Well, this winter is predicted to be even snowier, so get prepared now. After all, we all know that feeling. You hear the words “school canceled,” and a familiar sense of dread and annoyance settles in your stomach. Maybe you’ve […]
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