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How Screentime Affects Sleep in Kids

How screentime affects sleep in kids One of the greatest struggles of parenting for many is bedtime. Making sure your child gets to bed at a healthy time, and gets a proper amount of sleep, is first and foremost for many parents. In this technological age, many parents may be wondering how screentime affects sleep …

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Can Background Noise Affect How Well Kids Concentrate?

What is background noise? Background noise, also referred to as ambient noise, is any sound other than the primary sound in setting. Though some people find it helpful for focus and concentration, most find it undesirable and distracting. Thus its sister-term, “noise pollution”. Many parents find the silence that fills the house in the calm …

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What Smartphone Addiction Does to Your Brain

Is smartphone addiction a real thing? Well, smartphone addiction is not an actual diagnosis yet, but it’s in the works. Diagnostic criteria is already being discussed in the psychiatric and medical communities. We can see the addictive behavior in our kids and in ourselves, if we are willing, though. Some signs of addiction are: These …

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Spouse Disagrees With Your Screen Time Rules: What To Do?

What do you do when yours spouse disagrees with your screen time rules? Marital discord is just a fact of life. You are not always going to agree on everything. This can be a tricky situation when your spouse disagrees with your screen time rules, specifically the rules you have set for your children. So, …

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Screen Time and Kids' Health: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Uncovering the truth about the negative effects of screen time on kids’ health I grew up in the eighties and nineties. Things were very different then. There was no reason for parents to worry about screen time and or its effects on kids’ health. There were no mobile phones. And there were no laptops. We …

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Speech Delays in Toddlers: Can TV be a Cause?

We all know people who will swear on their lives that watching TV has improved their toddler’s speech. There is evidence to the contrary, though; evidence that watching TV can actually contribute to speech delays in toddlers. Speech delays in toddlers Before we get into the evidence and what you can do to help your …

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Can Playing in Cold Weather Make You Sick? Screen Time and Cold Weather

Playing outside: does cold weather make you sick? There is a definite correlation between the winter months and illness, especially in children. But, does playing outside in the cold actually make you sick? And your kids? Everyone will tell you that cold weather makes you sick…what’s the truth? “It’s cold here and I’m stuck inside …

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