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They report less closeness, fewer positive interactions, but no increase in negative behaviors toward one another
The amount of time children spend watching digital screens is worrying. Children don’t seem to get tired of watching TV or playing with the iPad. This obsession with gadgets is a matter of concern, but the immediate worry is about its adverse impact on their vision. Why gadgets and kids don’t mix well Kids use […]
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Tendency of moms to mellow with age may play role in children having fewer social, emotional problems
School bus safety has been at the forefront of the news lately. Despite the recent media attention, school buses are actually a relatively safe mode of transportation. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, less than 0.5% of all automobile accidents since 2003 have involved school buses. Still, it never hurts to remind your […]
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In national survey, only 1 of 3 respondents felt they're teaching healthy eating habits
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Men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at special risk, study shows
While some colleges no longer require SAT or ACT scores for admission, most college-bound students will need to take at least one of these tests. For some students, the idea that one test could make such a difference in their lives can be intimidating. If you have a high school-age child, there are several things […]
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Every teenager goes through a critical period in their teens when they discover drugs. Some ignore the temptation, some try drugs and move on, and some get hooked to the extent of ruining their lives. You cannot predict how your child will turn out, so the safest option is to manage the risk from […]
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Sadly, young people today are facing what seems to be an increasing amount of bullying – and not just on playgrounds or in their neighborhoods. Aggression and violence are taking place on the internet and in the classroom, too. Many are appalled at the number of times they read about such incidents, but some are unaware […]
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Teachers know that the best time to develop healthy homework habits for your family is before homework becomes a problem. Parents who approach their children’s homework without a clear strategy are asking for problems down the road when school gets hard. You see, students who haven’t developed effective homework habits tend to lack the motivation […]
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Teen depression is a serious problem in America, with an estimated 20% of adolescents suffering depression at some stage. Changing hormones make life tough enough without the added pressures often caused by social media and modern advertising. Here are some ways to make sure your teen is happy and educated in the information age. […]
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Overnights in infancy and toddlerhood predicted better relationships years later, study finds
Empathy is one of those strange qualities – something almost everyone wants, but few know how to truly give or receive it. In a world where self-gratification is emphasized, it is in short supply but high demand. This is all the more reason to teach the next generation what it means to have empathy for […]
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by Kari Ann Fallon While it may seem harmless, the Internet poses plenty of financial and security dangers to the average family. 1. Watermark photos of your family. Watermarking photographs keeps them secure. If someone wants to steal photos from you, it will be harder if you have a personal watermark covering the photo. If […]
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by beconrad Getting kids to eat healthy can be an exercise in frustration and the source of much family discord. Many kids are picky eaters to begin with and simply plopping them down in front of a plate of broccoli is unlikely to turn them into vegetable fans. If you want your kids to […]
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Twenty-first-century report cards look nothing like their twentieth-century predecessors. Sometimes it feels like you need a master’s degree in education just to decipher all the eduspeak in the comments section (not to mention schools that have moved away from using traditional letter grades). How are “adequate” skills different than “competent skills”? What does it mean […]
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Those who spend hours on smartphones, computers, TV can still flourish, develop social skills, study finds
Certain men at greater risk, doctors say
Most agree those with diarrhea should stay home, but about half would send a child who had thrown up
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