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'Grog' hits indigenous babies

'Grog' hits indigenous babies | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The nation's first comprehensive study of the impact of excessive drinking on unborn Aboriginal children in Western Australia's Kimberley region has found that half of all babies were born with intellectual disabilities from foetal alcohol spectrum...
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eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century
eParenting used to mean keeping your kids safe on the Internet, however now it has a wider scope including parenting with the use of technology, and distance parenting.
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Welcome to eParenting!

Welcome to eParenting! | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Hi there and welcome to eParenting. I hope you like the articles that I have selected.

 

Use the 'Search in Topic' menu (top right above - 'funnel icon') to find topics you may be interested in. Please feel free to add comments in the 'Reactions' button at the bottom of each article. Enjoy! :-)

 

Remember that there are many pages of links here, see the full list of pages at the bottom of this page! Also, please feel free to suggest any good resources on the web that you have found. Email me at: kiwirip@me.com - Peter Mellow.

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Erica Hinckson's comment, December 27, 2012 3:34 PM
Love the articles Peter. What a great idea!
Peter Mellow's comment, January 8, 2013 7:32 PM
Thanks Erica! I'm halfway through writing a book about eParenting that I plan to publish sometime during 2013! Fingers crossed. :-)
Penny McIntyre's curator insight, February 10, 2013 7:23 PM

This scoop.it site is all about parenting in the age of technology. Some really useful and interesting links.

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Exam pressure: A tutor's eye view

Exam pressure: A tutor's eye view | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Levels of exam angst will be steadily rising for many students. Their ordeal by exam paper is about to begin.


It's also the time when many families will be thinking about some last-minute assistance. They will be searching for the emergency breakdown service of the education world, the private tutor.


Tutoring is one of the great invisible forces in the education sector. It's difficult to measure its impact because it operates outside the formal, state-regulated education system.

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E-homework is widening the gap for disadvantaged students

E-homework is widening the gap for disadvantaged students | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
More and more teachers are turning to technology when assigning homework. But while e-homework can make out-of-class learning more fun and interactive, research suggests that it might further disadvantage…
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The post-porn wave: why some young people are shunning videos of violent and misogynistic sex

The post-porn wave: why some young people are shunning videos of violent and misogynistic sex | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
There is concern in the UK over young people’s access to pornography: some want to block it, some want to see more vigilant age restrictions. Either way, the relationship that teenagers have with porn is rarely discussed with the nuance and patience it deserves. Today’s twenty-somethings are our lab rats: the first generation to go through puberty with unlimited access to online porn. The most interesting among them are those who now identify as post-porn.
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Teachers ill-equipped to handle cyber-bullying

One in four teachers say students have come to them about cyber-bullying but two-thirds of them say they don't have the training to deal with it.
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Lessons from a lemonade stand

Lessons from a lemonade stand | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
These three ideas about the value of money go down as easily as freshly squeezed lemonade on a hot summer day.
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Exam tips from top VCE teachers

Exam tips from top VCE teachers | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The piece of advice on year 12 exams for which I was truly grateful came from my Modern European history teacher. Nearly two decades on, I thought I would pay the favour forward and ask some of the state's top VCE teachers the tips they pass on to their students.
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Control your kids: There's no naughty corner on a plane

Control your kids: There's no naughty corner on a plane | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Here are some survival tips for when your little darling turns into a monster at 30,000 feet.
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Here Come The Lawnmower Parents, A Breed That Is More Aggressive Than Helicopter Parents

Here Come The Lawnmower Parents, A Breed That Is More Aggressive Than Helicopter Parents | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Helicopter parenting is gradually being superseded by Lawnmower parenting. These parents are way more proactive and frankly, it could be detrimental to their kid’s development

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And in the letters at the end of the article, there are suggestions for other names:  Jet-fighter parents, and nuclear warhead parents. :)  The serious part is all are damaging to their children all too often  -Lon

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The cry for attention when a child runs away

The cry for attention when a child runs away | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Eleven-year-old Michelle Levy has thankfully been found and safely reunited with her parents, who must have undergone an agonising weekend, after disappearing at around 6.30pm on Saturday, wearing only a white party dress with black, orange and yellow flowers on it and a black sash.
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No likes for selfies while driving

No likes for selfies while driving | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Young Australian drivers are taking part in a dangerous craze of taking "selfies" while behind the wheel, prompting harsh warnings from the police and government.
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The Red Flags Every Parent Should Look For In Their Teenager's Relationship

The Red Flags Every Parent Should Look For In Their Teenager's Relationship | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Parents may not think their own teenager is in danger of being in an abusive relationship until later in life, but the unfortunate reality is that one in three teens is indeed a victim of dating violence.

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Later sunsets 'make kids more active'

Later sunsets 'make kids more active' | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

"Evening daylight plays a role in increasing physical activity in the late afternoon and early evening - the 'critical hours' for children's outdoor play”

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Don't just leave it up to the kids, get outside yourself as a parent and do an activity with them. It's going to be good for both of you!

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Relax, kids can handle sex talk

Relax, kids can handle sex talk | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
If you're waiting for the right time to have the talk with your kids, then you're doing it all wrong. - Rotorua Daily Post
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What Minecraft is teaching your kids about money

What Minecraft is teaching your kids about money | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - If your kids are chattering non-stop about things like emeralds, pickaxes and creepers, you may have a unique opportunity to turn a video game addiction into a life lesson about money.Minecraft,

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Karen Miller's curator insight, October 21, 8:40 PM

A great article which outlines the way players learn about finances and economics through playing Minecraft. 

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Homework: An unnecessary evil? … Surprising findings from new research

Homework: An unnecessary evil? … Surprising findings from new research | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
A new study on the academic effects of homework offers not only some intriguing results but also a lesson on how to read a study -- and a reminder of the importance of doing just that: reading studies (carefully) rather than relying on summaries by journalists or even by the researchers themselves. Alfie Kohn explains.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 21, 9:54 PM

I found that unless parents could help (not do) with the homework assigning it was counter-productive. Quite often, I would ask students to have a conversation with parents about a social issue or something of that nature.

 

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Bibiana Vargas's curator insight, October 23, 7:17 AM

Son los deberes realmente necesarios?  En esta pieza publicada en el Washington Post la evidencia muestra que no existe relación ninguna entre los resultados (notas) que obtienen los alumnos que hacen trabajos fuera del entorno escolar y los queno, y si existe es bastante modesta.  Lo que nos ahorraríamos en tiempo, esfuerzo y frustración no tendría precio!  ¿Será qué los deberes diarios pueden ser cosa del pasado?  

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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster.
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A love letter to Siri: how a boy with autism became best friends with Apple's personal assistant

A love letter to Siri: how a boy with autism became best friends with Apple's personal assistant | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
For a long time many of us wanted an imaginary friend, and now we have one. Only she’s not entirely imaginary.
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Teen 'like' and 'FOMO' anxiety

Teen 'like' and 'FOMO' anxiety | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Teens are suffering from social media anxiety, often caused by the quest for more and more likes and the fear of missing out or FOMO.
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Fear of Missing Out. Seen that in your teen? I sure have.

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Brothers' social skills and wellbeing boosted by siblings

Brothers' social skills and wellbeing boosted by siblings | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Boys who grow up with a sibling are more likely to be sympathetic and less selfish toward others, a study has claimed today. - New Zealand Herald
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11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints

11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

11 Tips For Students To Manage Their Digital Footprints by Justin Boyle If you’ve scratched your head over suggestions to manage your “digital footprint,” you aren’t the only one. A surprisingly large percentage of people have never even heard the phrase, let alone thought about how to manage theirs responsibly. Among students, the percentage is probably higher. We’ll talk about ways you can help students understand and manage their digital footprints before they get themselves in trouble.


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The article makes excellent points.

 

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School's investment in money matters pays off for students

School's investment in money matters pays off for students | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Understanding how to manage money is being taught as part of school subjects including social studies and maths. - New Zealand Herald
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Name your fear and cuddle it: Strategies for teens to beat the pain

Name your fear and cuddle it: Strategies for teens to beat the pain | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
• KIRWAN: 'Depression made me a better parent' • Read an exclusive extract from Kirwan's new book, Stand By Me • Mental health experts: Teen self-harm stats a paradox - New Zealand Herald
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Toddlers can tell when their parents are angry - researchers

Toddlers can tell when their parents are angry - researchers | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Name your fear and cuddle it: Strategies for teens to beat the pain

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Sexting the new foreplay for teens

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A study published in the journal Paediatrics found that sexting is now the first step in sexual behaviour among teens.
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