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Spellodrome - Inspiring Better Results

Spellodrome - Inspiring Better Results | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Think of it as a spelling version of Mathletics! Once again, it does work, IF you children do it on a regular basis. Set a shared goal together for using it. Watch the cost.

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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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Want to get more out of running? Take your kids with you

Want to get more out of running? Take your kids with you | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Children make surprisingly good running partners, and might change the way you look at your own exercise routine, says Andrew Shanahan
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Why do so many middle-aged men feel so lost?

Why do so many middle-aged men feel so lost? | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Caught between baby-boomers and Generation Y, today’s middle-aged men increasingly see themselves as lost souls. Lucy Cavendish lends an ear
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10 Things I Want My Son To Know (Even If He Isn't Listening Right Now)

10 Things I Want My Son To Know (Even If He Isn't Listening Right Now) | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
He's at a point in life where he could really use fatherly advice. He's also at an age where he's convinced his dad knows nothing. That's why I wanted to share this....
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Parenting Tips for the Digital Classroom

Parenting Tips for the Digital Classroom | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Parenting Tips for the Digital Classroom. What can we expect learning to look like in 2015? Here we outline the top trends in education and provide some expert tips to help parents best prepare for the year ahead.
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Slow walks can be first steps to easing mental illness

Slow walks can be first steps to easing mental illness | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
My son Tim is "walking" proof there is hope for those suffering from mental illness.
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Too much TV raises blood pressure in kids - study

Too much TV raises blood pressure in kids - study | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Watching TV for more than two hours a day increases the risk of raised blood pressure in children, a study has found.


Children aged two to 10 who spent this much time in front of a TV or computer screen were 30 per cent more likely to have high blood pressure than those who did not.


Lack of physical activity increased the risk even more, by 50 per cent, scientists found.

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hotnicey's curator insight, February 28, 5:59 AM

They also face the risk of obesity.

Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, February 28, 9:28 AM

Also, too much TV or computer time before bed increases activity in the brain, interfering with falling asleep or getting good quality sleep.

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How vaccines change the way we think about disease

How vaccines change the way we think about disease | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Before the vaccine, we thought measles was a 'mild' illness. This is because vaccines drive down the number of people getting the disease while increasing our awareness of the risks.
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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, February 24, 10:02 PM

Given recent moves to penalize parents who do not have their children vacinated, I thought this article most timely.  Have a read.

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Lolly burnt 'hole' in boy's tongue

Lolly burnt 'hole' in boy's tongue | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Lachlan Canak thought he could sneak a treat before school without anybody finding out.
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Sydney man charged with raping boy he met on social media

A 25-year-old Sydney man has been charged after allegedly raping a teenage boy he met on social media.
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Internet Security & Antivirus Software Guide @ NetAlert

Protect your online privacy and personal information from online threats, viruses and scams by using Internet Security & Antivirus Software installed on your computer or mobile device.
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Social Media at School: Teaching Safety on the Virtual Playground

Social Media at School: Teaching Safety on the Virtual Playground | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Responsible digital citizens emerge from schools where students are taught about the rules, risks, and trust involved in the safe, respectful use of social media.

Via Bookmarking Librarian, Dean J. Fusto, Valerie Hill
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Letting your kids play in the social media sandbox

Letting your kids play in the social media sandbox | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
When you break it down, there are essentially three social media doors that you can unlock for a child. The hard part is knowing at what age you unlock each door.
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Tomorrow's mums 'need obesity help'

Tomorrow's mums 'need obesity help' | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

A major European obesity investigation has called for urgent action to prevent obesity in women of child-bearing age.


The authors, including a team from Edinburgh University, say children born to overweight mothers are at greater risk of health problems in later life.

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8 tips to keep kids safe on social media

8 tips to keep kids safe on social media | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
It may be a universal truth that parents are less tech and media-savvy than their kids. Experts say parents need to improve their understanding of social media and technology to protect - New Zealand Herald
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8 Tips for Reaching Out to Parents

8 Tips for Reaching Out to Parents | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger David Cutler offers eight tips for engaging with parents, from avoiding confrontation and communicating clearly, to earning their trust on back-to-school night and coaching their children's after-school activities.
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Involve parents in their children's education is important and should begin when children start school.

 

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Twenty-six young people from around Australia tell their story about the day that changed their lives forever and how the events of 24 hours can fundamentall...
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Napping children can lead to sleep problems - research

Napping children can lead to sleep problems - research | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Children who nap beyond the age of two are more likely to have problems sleeping through the night, Australian research suggests. - New Zealand Herald
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How Spelling Keeps Kids From Learning

How Spelling Keeps Kids From Learning | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Mastering such a language takes a long time and requires abilities that most children don’t develop until the middle or latter part of elementary school. Many children struggle to meet unrealistic expectations, get discouraged, and never achieve a high literacy level—all at an enormous cost to themselves and to society. To remedy this situation, would-be reformers have put forth proposed solutions ranging from simplifying the spelling to, most recently, harnessing technology to bypass it altogether.

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Why Don't Kids Walk to School Anymore?

Why Don't Kids Walk to School Anymore? | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
In the late 1960s, nearly half of American children walked to and from school each day.
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Celia Lashlie, the woman who helped teenage boys become good men, has terminal cancer

Celia Lashlie, the woman who helped teenage boys become good men, has terminal cancer | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Celia Lashlie, the Kiwi author whose work on the raising of teenage boys earned her respect around the world, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. - New Zealand Herald
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People with Asperger’s Syndrome risk being misunderstood by police

People with Autism Spectrum Disorder are more likely to be targeted by the authorities because their behaviour can be wrongly interpreted as being aggressive, says a disability advocate and consultant.
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Experts urge parents to finetune their children’s creativity by reading to them from birth

Experts urge parents to finetune their children’s creativity by reading to them from birth | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
A VIVID imagination is the key to a child’s cognitive development, experts say.
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I honestly believe (as a parent and grand-parent) this is the best thing you can do for your child or grandchild.

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Leave the itinerary up to the kids

Leave the itinerary up to the kids | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
BoundRound is a travel planning website - and app for children with phones - aimed at the tween market, with content created by kids for kids. - New Zealand Herald
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Leave the itinerary up to the kids

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BoundRound is a travel planning website - and app for children with phones - aimed at the tween market, with content created by kids for kids. - New Zealand Herald
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