Screen Time

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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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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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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