Parenting Resources

ADHD update - Parenting style

An encouraging parenting style may help decrease ADHD symptoms

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Monitoring Adolescents

Research from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University demonstrates the importance of parental monitoring - especially in the lives of adolescents.

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Parental Monitoring - Evidence of Benefits

A television broadcaster in the 1960s, Tom Gregory, was known for asking parents, "It's 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?" The need for parents to monitor their children's activities is even more important in today's society - and scientific research demonstrates the numerous benefits of parental involvement, especially in the lives of their adolescents.

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Medical Risks of Cell Phones

Do cell phones cause cancer? This question is being asked because cell phones work by sending and receiving signals using radiofrequency waves, which is a non-ionizing form of radiation. The ionizing form of radiation (like xrays) does have a relationship with cancer, but it is uncertain as to whether radiofrequency waves can cause cancer.

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Smart Phones and Children

An online survey of 6000 children and parents found 54% of children said their parents checked their smart phones too often, and 32% felt they were unimportant when parents were distracted.

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Before you post your child's photo

In one study, 92% of U.S. children under two years of age have an image posted on line. Most of these images are first posted when the child is about 6 months of age, but one third of newborns have on line images posted within weeks of their births, and 23% have pre-birth ultrasound images available on line.

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