Maryanne Kindle

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: Inability …

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