Are Baby Educational Videos and Apps Really Making Your Child Smarter?
Are Baby Educational Videos and Apps Really Making Your Child Smarter?

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  • Multiple studies show educational media directed at babies and toddlers doesn’t work.
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children under the age of two get as little screen time as possible.
  • The best way to help small children learn is by interacting face-to-face with them.
TV May Be Causing Your Preschooler’s Sleep Problems
TV May Be Causing Your Preschooler’s Sleep Problems

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  • When and how your kids watch TV and screens may be as important as how much they watch.
  • School age kids with access to screens at bedtime score lower on quality of life assessments.
  • Simple family routine hacks might help your entire family get more, and better, sleep.
Building Toddler Vocabulary Through Gestures
Building Toddler Vocabulary Through Gestures

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  • Children who enter kindergarten with a bigger vocabulary tend to do better throughout their entire school career.
  • In addition to reading and talking to your child, gesturing also helps build a child's vocabulary.
  • Gestures are an important precursor to talking and help toddlers form connections.
Raising Bully-Proofed Kids
Raising Bully-Proofed Kids

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  • Victims of bullying can suffer from health and mental health problems like headaches, sleeping problems, depression, anxiety, and even thoughts of suicide.
  • Those who are most likely to be bullied include children with an autism spectrum disorder, a food allergy, or who are perceived as different or weaker than their peers.
  • Parents can help their children by teaching them how to avoid becoming a target, how to stick up for themselves and others, and how to develop a strong sense of self.
My Teen is Having Suicidal Thoughts – What Do I Do?
My Teen is Having Suicidal Thoughts – What Do I Do?

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  • Suicide isn’t usually caused by a single factor, but many.
  • Abuse, life changes, and social pressure are all risk factors even for healthy kids.
  • Many signs of depression are easy to write off as moodiness.
Teen Suicide: Recognizing the Warning Signs
Teen Suicide: Recognizing the Warning Signs

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  • Suicide isn’t usually caused by a single factor, but many.
  • Abuse, life changes, and social pressure are all risk factors even for healthy kids.
  • Many signs of depression are easy to write off as moodiness.
Teen Suicide: Risks and Realities
Teen Suicide: Risks and Realities

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  • Suicide isn’t usually caused by a single factor, but many.
  • Abuse, life changes, and social pressure are all risk factors even for healthy kids.
  • Many signs of depression are easy to write off as moodiness.
How can I help my child with their weight?
How can I help my child with their weight?

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  • Childhood obesity has become a widespread problem in the U.S.
  • Methods of dealing with obesity vary by age, but all require active parental engagement.
  • Support from a healthcare professional is vital at every stage..
8 Ways to Tame the Screen Time Beast
8 Ways to Tame the Screen Time Beast

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  • Too much screen time has been linked to numerous wide-ranging side effects.
  • Setting time limits and monitoring them isn't easy—even with devices made to assist. Instead, try practical limits.
  • When breaking a habit, it helps to fill the void with positive things like sports, books and physical play.
Video Games: Pros and Cons
Video Games: Pros and Cons

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  • Video games can be used to help improve test scores, teach life and job skills, improve brain function, and encourage physical exercise.
  • Most video games are addictive by design and encourage a lot of sitting.
  • Because video game addiction can have a negative impact on social and physical health, parents should be aware of the symptoms.

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