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DHSchildstudies
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As kindergarten ratchets up academics, parents feel the stress

As kindergarten ratchets up academics, parents feel the stress | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Studies show kindergarten has increased rigor as districts face standardized exams, and many parents fret over whether their children are ready to start school.

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Is pre-kindy bootcamp right for three-year-olds?

Is pre-kindy bootcamp right for three-year-olds? | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
It's 9am on Friday and four-year-old Nicholas has bowled up to class in Leichhardt's Italian Forum, he's sheepishly holding a piece of paper in his hand. It'

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Children, Adolescents, Obesity, and the Media

Obesity has become a worldwide public health problem. Considerable research has shown that the media contribute to the development of child and adolescent obesity, although the exact mechanism remains unclear. Screen time may displace more active pursuits, advertising of junk food and fast food increases children's requests for those particular foods and products, snacking increases while watching TV or movies, and late-night screen time may interfere with getting adequate amounts of sleep, which is a known risk factor for obesity. Sufficient evidence exists to warrant a ban on junk-food or fast-food advertising in children's TV programming. Pediatricians need to ask 2 questions about media use at every well-child or well-adolescent visit: (1) How much screen time is being spent per day? and (2) Is there a TV set or Internet connection in the child's bedroom?
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Lack of sleep blights pupils' education - BBC News

Lack of sleep blights pupils' education - BBC News | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Sleep deprivation is a significant hidden factor in the underachievement of school pupils, according to a global study.
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Is Wi-Fi Safe for Children?Beware of Health Risks: iPad User Manual's Safety Warning and Disclaimer.Have You Read It?

Is Wi-Fi Safe for Children?Beware of Health Risks: iPad User Manual's Safety Warning and Disclaimer.Have You Read It? | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Apple: "Read all safety information below and operating instructions before using iPad to avoid injury." Printed copy of the safety information is provided with purchase. However, the manual is a small booklet of 3 1/4" x 5". The text is so small that they are practically illegible without magnifying glasses. For a legible copy, consumers have to look it up on the internet. Most parents and teachers never read it.
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How Do Smartphones Affect Childhood Psychology? | Psych Central

How Do Smartphones Affect Childhood Psychology? | Psych Central | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Have you noticed what seems like an epidemic of people who are glued to their smartphone’s soft glow? Unfortunately, you are not alone. Over 1.8 billion
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Active Play - Bluearth

Active Play - Bluearth | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
A child’s instinct is to play. To run, climb, hop, skip, dig, catch, throw. Here are nine active play sheets for you and your child to enjoy together.
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Children as young as three 'worry about being fat or ugly'

Children as young as three 'worry about being fat or ugly' | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Children as young as three are showing signs of being unhappy with their appearance and bodies, a childcare charity has warned. Almost a third of nursery and school staff said they had heard a child label themselves as “fat” while 10 per cent said they had heard a child say they felt ugly. Nearly a quarter of those surveyed said they had “seen signs” children aged between three and five were “unhappy with their appearance or bodies” and this figure almost doubled to nearly half of six- to 10-year-olds.

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Does Technology Impact a Child's Emotional Intelligence?

Does Technology Impact a Child's Emotional Intelligence? | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it

Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves define Emotional Intelligence (EI) as the “ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.” How has technology impacted EI, especially among digital natives?

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How Screen Time Affects Child Development. - Free Baby Development Videos | GymbaROO | Active Babies Smart Kids Articles

How Screen Time Affects Child Development. - Free Baby Development Videos | GymbaROO | Active Babies Smart Kids Articles | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
How screen time affects the development of children under the age of 5 years. Recommendations from leading medical authorities and why they are so worried.
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My Kids Will Not Be iKids

My Kids Will Not Be iKids | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
My parents often tell me they are glad they aren't raising kids these days

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2and2 Blog » The next smartphone generation: a look at how kids are using mobile devices

2and2 Blog » The next smartphone generation: a look at how kids are using mobile devices | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
A 2013 US study Zero to Eight found that 38% of children under 2 had experience using a mobile device and that two thirds of children aged 0 – 8 had access to a smart mobile device in the their home. They also found that since 2011, “almost twice as many children have used mobile media …and the average amount of time children spend using mobile devices has tripled”.
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Introduce eggs and peanuts early in infants' diets to reduce the risk of allergies

Introduce eggs and peanuts early in infants' diets to reduce the risk of allergies | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
New research published today shows the early introduction of egg (from four to six months) and peanuts (from four to 11 months) is linked to lower rates of egg and peanut allergy.

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The Impact of Screen Time for Kids

The Impact of Screen Time for Kids | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Over-use of screen time for kids has significant impact on their developing brains. Learn easy steps you can take to avoid these problems.
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Mobile and interactive media use by young children: The good, the bad and the unknown

Mobile and interactive media use by young children: The good, the bad and the unknown | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Mobile devices are everywhere and children are using them more frequently at young ages. The impact these mobile devices are having on the development and behavior of children is still relatively unknown. In a commentary in the journal Pediatrics, researchers review the many types of interactive media available today and raise important questions regarding their use as educational tools, as well as their potential detrimental role in stunting the development of important tools for self-regulation.
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IPADS:The National Association for Children and Safe Technology

IPADS:The National Association for Children and Safe Technology | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Resources for Parents and Teachers Educate yourself on Wireless Technology. We are parents and educators dedicated to safeguarding children's health and raising awareness about safer ways to use technology. FCC regulations, carcinogen, environmental health, Wireless , health , pregnancy, schools, radio frequency microwave radiation, Wifi, cell phones, baby monitors, smartmeter danger , USA, science electromagnetic fields, emf, magnetic fields brain cancer, fracking GMO's , chemicals government regulations, patriotic Educate yourself on Wireless Technology. We are parents and educators dedicated to safeguarding children's health and raising awareness about safer ways to use technology. FCC regulations, carcinogen, environmental health, Wireless , health , pregnancy, schools, radio frequency microwave radiation, Wifi, cell phones, baby monitors, smartmeter, danger , USA, science electromagnetic fields, emf, magnetic fields brain cancer, iPads, heat burn thermal effects, EPA cancer, EMF, FDA, E-Rate, FCC, public school, wireless networks, WLAN, cell phones, mothers, fathers, healthy home
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Too much screen time may harm children's oral skills, research suggests

Too much screen time may harm children's oral skills, research suggests | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Exposing children as young as one to digital devices reduces their oral interaction, which can affect their language and literacy development.
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Tablets and smartphones may affect social and emotional development, scientists speculate

Tablets and smartphones may affect social and emotional development, scientists speculate | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Journal findings warn that using a tablet or smartphone to divert a child’s attention could be detrimental to ‘social-emotional development’
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What can we learn from children's drawings?

What can we learn from children's drawings? | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Children's scribbles can tell us a lot about how they will progress in school.

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Can Screen Time Cause Speech Delays?

Can Screen Time Cause Speech Delays? | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Is too much screen time bad for speech and language development? What should you do if a child with speech delays is addicted to screens?
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Children and Internet Use: Social, Psychological and Academic Consequences for Low-Income children

Children and Internet Use: Social, Psychological and Academic Consequences for Low-Income children | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
The HomeNetToo project is a longitudinal study of home Internet use and its effects on children's social, psychological and academic outcomes.
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Media benefits for children and teenagers | Raising Children Network

Media benefits for children and teenagers | Raising Children Network | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Are there any media benefits for children and teenagers? Yes! In fact, used the right way, TV, DVDs, computer games and the internet promote many skills.
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Television Watching and “Sit Time”

Television Watching and “Sit Time” | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Research conducted at Harvard first linked TV watching to obesity more than 25 years ago. (5) Since then, extensive research has confirmed the link between TV viewing and obesity in children and ad…
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Kids are more susceptible to brain injury, and concussion has implications beyond what we thought

Kids are more susceptible to brain injury, and concussion has implications beyond what we thought | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
New research has found a link between concussion in childhood and adverse medical and social outcomes as an adult.

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