Posts Tagged "activities"

8 guidelines for managing screen use this summer

 

Parents should be concerned about the amount of time their kids spend using screens, especially during the summer months when kids look for easy entertainment to relieve restlessness and boredom. Studies have found 8- to 18-year-olds are using technology significantly more than the two hours per day recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Allowing kids to be kids

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Children and teens today are more depressed and anxious than those one and two generations ago. There is a growing body of research, including studies conducted by child development expert Dr. Peter Gray, that indicate that children are suffering from less time for play and more parental control, including being over controlled, over scheduled, and over rescued. 

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Parent Rap: 12 reasons to appreciate Halloween more than ever

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In our tech-crazed world where virtual reality and texting trump, Halloween is as much of a celebration of connection as it is of witches, ghosts, goblins and candy.

Halloween is a welcome throwback to the times when real interactions were all that counted. It’s a standout celebration that is so popular it’s recognized in Europe, North America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. 

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