Parenting
Screen-Free Week: Tips to keep kids away from smart-screens
05-02   Screen-Free Week: Tips to keep kids away from smart-screens
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To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today – Barbara Johnson Delta resident Tanya Moore lives by the above saying. Like all mothers, she too was sick and tired of seeing her kids glued to screens, be it of smartphones, computers or televisions, all the time. But unlike […]

Three types of childhood adverse experiences associated with substance abuse
09-01   Three types of childhood adverse experiences associated with substance abuse

Positive and negative childhood experiences have a life-long impact on children’s physical and mental well-being. On one hand, young people who experience a safe, nurturing home environment and loving relationships early in life are more likely to thrive, reach their full potential and develop the skills they need to be successful throughout their lives. Unfortunately, […]

When cell phone addiction causes family struggles
06-27   When cell phone addiction causes family struggles

More than one-third of families argue daily about teen screen time. That’s according to Common Sense Media’s recent survey of more than 1,200 U.S. parents and adolescents on technology and family tensions. Like any other addiction, the single-minded attention toward using electronic devices is becoming all-consuming for increasingly more adolescents, affecting mental health development and […]

When it comes to preventing substance abuse, the first 8 years are essential
05-06   When it comes to preventing substance abuse, the first 8 years are essential

For most parents with toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school students, drug addiction is far from their worries — and for good reason. The average age of first drug use tends to hover in the early 20s for some drugs (e.g., the average age of onset for heroin is 23 years old) and the mid-to-late teens […]

Picky eating linked to parental anxiety, depression
04-28   Picky eating linked to parental anxiety, depression

Almost all parents have to deal with their children who don’t want to eat dinner because they don’t like the broccoli, or the peas or the flavor of the sauce. It is not uncommon for children to cross their arms, curl their lower lip and say, “no,” to foods that they don’t find appetizing. Parents […]

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