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Mid-day naps are good for kids aged 10 to 12 (Video)

Mid-day naps improve happiness, behavior, and academic performance in kids ages 10 to 12. This, from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.Read: Back to Basics, Child Therapy The research team studied nearly 3,000 kids from fourth grade through sixth grade. Researchers analyzed napping frequency and duration, psychological factors like happiness,…

Screen time doesn’t harm teen mental health! (Video)

Despite popular belief, screen use does not have a negative effect on teens’ wellbeing. This, from researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute.Read: Back to Basics, Child Therapy Researchers analyzed data from over 17,000 teens, including total screen time per day, depression symptoms, self-esteem, and mood. Researchers relied on self-reported measures…

80% of kids/teens aren’t as physically active as they should be. (Video)

Most kids and teens aren’t getting enough physical activity.Read: Back to Basics, Child Therapy Researchers from the University of Jyvaskyla and LIKES Research Center for Physical Activity and Health analyzed activity levels in different age groups. They discovered that children and adolescents are becoming increasingly less active. The team says…

Parenting Teens: Fathers more likely to lead with anger, should practice patience instead (Video)

Fathers often lose control of their anger and use cruel measures of discipline on their teens. They can benefit from leading with patience and understanding, instead. A Rochester study observed that when conflict arose, fathers often lashed out in anger at their kids. They assumed their teen was being intentionally…

What’s a screen time routine? Which one is right for your child? A parental controls expert highlights seven ways to manage screen time

Mental health is a topical concern, especially when it comes to your children’s screen usage. How much time is too much time? What type of content should I be monitoring? How do I ensure devices won’t have a negative impact on their mental health? Many parents admit they don’t know…

Teenhood is marked by difficulties that come with significant and sudden growth

The teen years are characterized by significant developmental changes that often make this time difficult. It’s important that parents keep their teen’s struggles in mind and do their best to understand what they’re going through. First, teenagers struggle with the journey of self-discovery: they’re trying to understand who they are…