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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!

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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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Disadvantages of Social Networking: Surprising Insights from Teens

Disadvantages of Social Networking: Surprising Insights from Teens | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
by Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD. Drawn from a collection of 10th grade essays, this article explores the disadvantages of social networking.

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Helicopter Parenting: Good For Your Pets, Bad For Your Kids

Helicopter Parenting: Good For Your Pets, Bad For Your Kids | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

                   "Helicopter the one on the left, not the right."

 

"If you want to make your children neurotic, clinginess and overprotectiveness on your part - helicopter parenting - is the way to go.

"Assuming you don't want to cause that, it is still okay to hover over your dogs and cats, according to an analysis of pet owners by psychologists at U.C. Berkeley and California State University, East Bay.

"They used an online survey of more than 1,000 pet owners nationwide to analyze the key personality traits and nurturing styles of people who identified as a "cat person," a "dog person," "both" or "neither."  Those who expressed the greatest affection for their pets were also the most conscientious and neurotic, suggesting that the qualities that work for domesticated canine and feline companions, who tend to require lifelong parenting, make for overbearing parents."

 

Summary from BrainHQ Brain Fitness News: January 2015

Neurotic People Make the Best Pet Owners 
Psychologists at UC Berkeley and Cal State East Bay recently conducted a study of pet owners, and found that those who had the most “neurotic” tendencies were also the most conscientious when it came to their pets’ happiness and well-being. They suggest that if your tendency is to be a “helicopter parent,” it will work out much better for your pets than for your (human) children.


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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, Today, 12:18 AM

Could the helicopter parents trend be coming from an increasing tendency in our society for some adults to have pets instead of children, and parents tending more to consider pets a part of the family? -Lon

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The American Teenager in 2015

The American Teenager in 2015 | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
In 1965, we surveyed the nation’s teens. 50 years later, we take a new look
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Penrith Farms's curator insight, Today, 6:46 PM

Interesting comparison between teenagers today and teenagers fifty years ago.  I think it says more about American society than it does about the kids themselves.

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Potential peanut allergy cure

Potential peanut allergy cure | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Clinical trial transforms the lives of 80 per cent of young participants with potentially fatal allergies.
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Bridging the ADHD Gap

Bridging the ADHD Gap | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
To create education equity for children with ADHD, make the learning child-centered, differentiate, integrate movement and mindfulness, create supportive learning environments, and document the process.
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Helping children understand autism

Helping children understand autism | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
A new book explains autism to children to make it easier for them to understand friends who have the disorder.
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7 exercises while sitting down - at work or at home

7 exercises while sitting down - at work or at home | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
7 exercises while sitting down

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Selective schools, coaching colleges and Asianisation

Selective schools, coaching colleges and Asianisation | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Meet the "tiger parents" grooming their young offspring for academic success.
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Viewpoint: The hazards of too much stuff

Viewpoint: The hazards of too much stuff | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Once again, our inbuilt impulses have yet to catch up. As a result, many millions of us are filling our homes and lives, and suffocating under too much stuff. 


This problem, which I call "stuffocation", is the material version of the obesity epidemic. Since obesity is one of the most worrying problems we face, as individuals and as a society, saying that stuffocation is similar is quite a statement.

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Teen suicide note: ‘I was locked in’

Teen suicide note: ‘I was locked in’ | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
THE parents of a popular uni student who jumped to her death after leaving gifts for her family, have shared her tragic suicide note one year on.
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13 Lessons Learned After 90 Days Of Diabetes

13 Lessons Learned After 90 Days Of Diabetes | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
On January 28, it will be 90 days since diabetes Type 1 became a part of my 8-year-old daughter's life....
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Limiting a child’s screen time to less than two hours “virtually impossible” and requires a rethink

Limiting a child’s screen time to less than two hours “virtually impossible” and requires a rethink | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
OFFICIAL guidelines, and many parents, think kids should spend no more than two hours a day looking at screens, but a new study suggests the rise of smartphones and tablets mean that’s virtually unenforceable, and that the guidelines need revision.
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Video chatting with family: How to use FaceTime, Skype or Google Hangouts to keep in touch

Video chatting with family: How to use FaceTime, Skype or Google Hangouts to keep in touch | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Macworld Australia is the premier Australian source for news, reviews, help, how-tos, and expert opinion for the Australian Apple market, including the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Both in print and online, Australian Macworld is your ultimate source for your Mac-related lifestyle.
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Smoking parents linked to cot deaths - report

Smoking parents linked to cot deaths - report | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Smoking has been singled out as a major factor in cot deaths by a new report. - New Zealand Herald
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Mums can be their sons' heroes too

Mums can be their sons' heroes too | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
'Role models need to be more durable that than superficial masculine achievement. Most dads just don't get this.'
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Poor sleep 'link to teen drink risk'

Poor sleep 'link to teen drink risk' | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Poor sleep in teenage years could be an early warning sign for alcohol problems, illicit drug use and "regretful" sexual behaviour, research suggests.

US scientists found adolescents with bad sleep habits were more likely to engage in risky behaviour in the years to come than those who slept soundly.
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What Bullying Looks Like in the Digital Age and How to Prevent It

What Bullying Looks Like in the Digital Age and How to Prevent It | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
As cyberbullying increases, our best options are recognizing patterns, keeping evidence, intervening when appropriate, reporting any incidents, and educating everyone -- bullies included.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 15, 7:52 PM

Adults, and I mean 'teachers,' engage in it. What if we began there? I felt bullied by one administrator. I doubt he even realizes what he did was wrong. It is second nature to adults because they have done it so long.

 

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'Parents these days' are judged too harshly

'Parents these days' are judged too harshly | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
I need to start with a confession: I’m not a parent. I am someone who investigates how science can help parents deal with the sleepless nights, the fussy eaters, the sibling rivalry, the intrusive in-laws…
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, January 15, 5:06 PM

They seem to be expected to do what the expanded family used to do, with more demands on their time through work etc.  Glad the evidence indicates they are spending more time and energy at parenting. -Lon

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Regular naps are 'key to learning'

Regular naps are 'key to learning' | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Trials with 216 babies up to 12 months old indicated they were unable to remember new tasks if they did not have a lengthy sleep soon afterwards.


The University of Sheffield team suggested the best time to learn may be just before sleep and emphasised the importance of reading at bedtime.


Experts said sleep may be much more important in early years than at other ages.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 13, 10:48 PM

I found it was helpful when I was teaching.

 

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How to raise successful children — advice from parents lucky enough to know

How to raise successful children — advice from parents lucky enough to know | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Is it done by being strict or having an interesting life? Parents lucky enough to know discuss how they did it.
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Schools turn to technology to help i-generation and its digital future

Schools turn to technology to help i-generation and its digital future | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
One of Australia's richest young entrepreneurs has gone back to school to inspire the next generation to get ahead in a technologically advanced society.At 27-years-old, Jack Delosa is on the BRW young rich list with an estimated worth of $25 million.Mr Delosa attributes his wealth to teaching entrepreneurs how to further their business.“You've got to be willing to think outside the box and tap into yourself,” he said.“We've got 60,000 members across the world right now and it's a complete diver
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Parents: Let's resolve to declutter, eat well, live better

Parents: Let's resolve to declutter, eat well, live better | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Every year, it's the same thing for many families: - New Zealand Herald
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Why I returned my daughter's tablet

Why I returned my daughter's tablet | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

And so we had the awkward conversation and returned the Kindle. It was uncomfortable and confusing, but right for our family. After all, those Angry Birds will probably still be peeved a few years from now - when we're ready to enter the 21st century as a family.

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Well done parents.

 

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Benefit of kids' music lessons revealed - study

Benefit of kids' music lessons revealed - study | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Parents who have patiently sat through countless music recitals and questioned their sanity at encouraging all those trumpet or violin lessons need do so no longer. Even ear-splitting - New Zealand Herald
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