Tag Archives: technology

Summer Fun: Limit Screen Time to Get Kids Outdoors

You may have noticed that childhood nowadays looks a little different than it used to. In a world full of technology, TV, and video games, it can be easy for kids to get wrapped up in screen time and forget about the outside world. And in fact, research shows that kids of this generation spend […]

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Getting Enough Sleep for You and Your Child

Have you ever heard the saying, “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”? It is well established through research that much of our family’s well-being and success depends on getting a decent amount of shut-eye every night. How much Sleep Do We Need? From the American Academy of Sleep […]

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Playing with Your Child

Play has developmental value Research has repeatedly shown that play has numerous developmental benefits for children. Children “practice” the concepts they learn through their play. It is delightful to see children focus on a block or science activity for hours as they learn about how things work. Other reasons for play include: Children learn math […]

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Active Exploration Promotes Child Development

This is the fourth blog in a series titled, “The Core Concepts of Development.” Click here for part 1, click here for part 2, and click here for part 3. Children are motivated to learn about themselves, others, and the world in which they live (Wittmer & Petersen 2010). Have you ever watched a newborn […]

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ADHD on the Rise

Apparently humans’ attention span has dropped lower than that of a goldfish. Research has shown that the average human’s attention span has dropped to eight seconds (it was 12 seconds in 2000), while a goldfish has a nine second attention span. Some feel there is a link to the rampant, excessive use of technology to […]

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Relationship Technoference

A recent study found that cell phones are distractions that can interfere with romantic relationships. The study focused on women in committed relationships and found that 74% reported, “that cell phones detract from their interactions with their spouse or partner.” This “technoference” causes “more conflict about technology, lower relationship quality, lower life satisfaction and [a] […]

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Super Babies

Television, videos, computer games,  and tablets can offer all sorts of stimulating activities for our children.  When these products first hit the market, I was thrilled.  The activities were fun and educational.  It wasn’t like I was plopping my toddler in front of the television to watch some mindless drivel.  But I quickly realized that […]

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Parental Controls

More children at younger ages are being exposed to technology and more are being given these devices to have as their own. More children and teens have multiple social media accounts. Cyberbullying is on the rise. Teens are concerned about their personal information not being private on the internet. Parents don’t seem to be aware […]

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