Tag Archives: parenting

Should Students Be Allowed to Take a “Mental Health Day” From School?

Should children and teens be allowed to miss a day of school in order to take a “mental health day”? A growing consensus of states is saying yes – that …

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Teen Suicide is “Skyrocketing”

Depression is a common and disabling illness, affecting more than 100 million people worldwide. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the teen suicide rate …

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“Sadfishing”

Have you ever heard of “sadfishing”?  When someone solicits attention online by posting something emotional, it’s known as “sadfishing.” But some younger social media users can view emotional posts as …

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Is Your Child “Specializing” In a Sport?

Autumn is here and fall sports are in full swing.  Does your child “specialize” in a sport? A new study, published in Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine on September 18, …

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Is Your Teen Impulsive?

Impulsiveness in adolescence isn’t just a phase; it’s biology. And despite all the social factors that define our teen years, the human brain and the brains of other primates go …

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What’s In Your Child’s Lunchbox?

Happy second week of school to students in Maryland and happy third week of school to most of the families in the D.C. area! Back-to-school time is the perfect opportunity …

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Incorporate Movement Into Learning

Congratulations! You – and your child – survived back-to-school season! Any educator will tell you that movement with intention anchors learning and prepares the brain for learning. Neuroscience also supports …

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Physical Fun Can Benefit Your Overweight Child’s Mindframe

“A program with clear rules, routines and activities, attentive adults and a chance to interact with peers in a fun environment appears to work as well as exercise at improving …

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