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Over the past 20 years, the diet parents and schools are serving kids has deteriorated to the point the majority of their energy is coming from ultra-processed foods. A new study of more than 30,000 kids by nutritional experts...
Parents who are struggling to get their kids to eat healthier would be well advised to consider working with their kids - or their kids' schools - to take up gardening. Turns out the simple act of adding school...
Even before the pandemic kids were getting far too much screen time. But with the pandemic forcing most kids into nearly a year of online schooling, screen use has exploded and brought with it a litany of physical ailments....
Our children are coming of age in a world that will be very different from our own. And while every generation can say this, there is a sense that this time is different in the way that the Great...
There is some good news when it comes to the coronavirus (COVID-19): medical experts report the coronavirus is going easy on children. Of the roughly 75,000 cases reported to date, fewer than 100 involve children and of those cases...
It is one of life's unfortunate ironies that mom and dad often find themselves struggling with their sense of identity (aka the midlife crisis) at the same time their adolescent children are struggling to build identities of their own....
Unless you've been living in a cave or unable to hear because of the rotors roaring over your head you likely already know that helicopter parenting is bad for kids. But a new study adds a twist: helicopter dads...
Add sextortion to the list of predatory threats the Internet is delivering to your children's smartphones and computers. And the FBI says the threat is increasing, rapidly. For those unfamiliar, sextortion occurs when an adult coerces anyone under the age...
An important new study demonstrates that children who spend a significant amount of time staring at digital screens suffer from changes in their brain's white matter - a critical layer that helps kids learn to process words into language...
We've touched on this topic before but a new study confirms what we've already come to understand about child development: over-scheduled kids are more dependent on mom and dad and demonstrate poorer executive function (the ability to set a...

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