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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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Lead paint warning

Lead paint warning | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
A New Plymouth family's recent health scare has prompted a public warning about the risks of exposure to lead paint.
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Kerre McIvor: Parents do sons no favours - Opinion

Kerre McIvor: Parents do sons no favours - Opinion | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
As a parent, you want your child to know you've got their back, especially when they become teenagers. They need to know they can always rely on their parents to guide them to safety - New Zealand Herald
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, March 28, 11:36 PM

Over involved parents seem to be widespread. :(  -Lon

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- Globesity - Fat's New Frontier - Foreign Correspondent - ABC

- Globesity - Fat's New Frontier - Foreign Correspondent - ABC | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

This startling Foreign Correspondent special exposes the shocking explosion of global obesity in places where just a few decades ago hunger was a headline health concern. 

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How the science of sport can boost exam revision

How the science of sport can boost exam revision | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The Easter holidays are crunch time for GCSE and A-level revision. Applying sports psychology can help pupils focus and make the most of their time
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Talking the big stuff with Michele A'Court

Talking the big stuff with Michele A'Court | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Forget the birds and the bees, Michele A’Court says there are other important things to tell your children. Rebecca Barry Hill talks to the comedian about parenthood, making people laugh and being a grandmother at 53.

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Oh F*ck, I Think I'm Raising Kids Who Swear

Oh F*ck, I Think I'm Raising Kids Who Swear | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Look, in the long run, "f*ck" is but a word. Is it a word that I'd prefer my kids not go around screaming? Yes. But it's only bad because we've been conditioned to get so worked up about swearing....
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Forget Harvard and Stanford. It really doesn’t matter where you go to college

Forget Harvard and Stanford. It really doesn’t matter where you go to college | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
A new book shows that people of all ages and walks of life have found success without degrees from brand-name universities.
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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical storytelling (like with word problems, for example), it changes the way they think about math. “We understand language in a richer, fuller way if we can connect it to the actions we perform,” said Sian Beilock, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.

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Caron Goode's curator insight, March 27, 11:40 AM

Our bodies are designed to move. Even not in motion, the heart is beating, blood and lymph circulating, and we are breathing, seeing and processing. Movement fuels energy and insight. 

Anita Vance's curator insight, March 28, 11:08 AM
Why movement is so important!
Terry Doherty's curator insight, March 28, 9:13 PM

Had not thought about movement in the context of word problems + math ... but it makes perfect sense after you read this.

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One Direction grief: Survival kit for parents - CNN.com

One Direction grief: Survival kit for parents - CNN.com | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Parents around the world are dealing with uncharted depths of emotional devastation after Zayn Malik's shock decision to leave One Direction.
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Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents

Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Blogger Matt Davis has collected some helpful resources parents can use to help their kids start learning about computer programming.
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Risk-Taking Leads to Learning for Teens Going Online -- Campus Technology

Risk-Taking Leads to Learning for Teens Going Online -- Campus Technology | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
When you discover that a teen in your life has posted something astonishingly inappropriate online and you find yourself asking, "What was he or she thinking?" you wouldn't be alone. But there's also little you can do to stop the practice. According to research at Pennsylvania State University, that's just how teenagers approach their online activities. Whereas most adults think before undertaking a risky behavior, teens tend to take the risk and then seek help, said Haiyan Jia, post-doctoral scholar in the College of Information Sciences and Technology.
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8 ways you may be encouraging your child to be a bully

8 ways you may be encouraging your child to be a bully | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Admit it. You've watched and wondered: Is my kid a bully? - New Zealand Herald

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 12, 8:52 PM

The one that surprised me was the over sharing. That seems counter-intuitive, but forcing something to happen is learning. It is coercive. The one that is missing, but might be there implicitly is being a good role model and avoiding bullying as an adult.

 

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7 ways to nip narcissism in the bud

7 ways to nip narcissism in the bud | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Here are ways to make sure your kid doesn't end up being a narcissist, even if you raise them with self-esteem
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How to spot an Autism Spectrum Disorder in school-age children

How to spot an Autism Spectrum Disorder in school-age children | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
There is no genetic or blood test for ASD; diagnosis is based on behaviour.
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Six rules for raising happy girls

Six rules for raising happy girls | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

How do you protect your daughter from the pressure to score top grades - and look like a supermodel? Tanith Carey, author of a new book on the subject, has some advice.

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Warning over young diabetics' health

Warning over young diabetics' health | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
A "worryingly high" number of children with type 1 diabetes have warning signs of long-term health complications, including blindness, a report says.

And charities say this leaves "great concern" for their future health - some patients show early markers of eye, heart and kidney disease.
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Parents who 'over-value' their kids may turn them into narcissists: study

Parents who 'over-value' their kids may turn them into narcissists: study | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Parents who shower their child with too much praise, making them feel superior to others, may be cultivating a narcissist, research suggests.
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, March 9, 7:50 PM

One variety is helicopter parents. -Lon

Penrith Farms's curator insight, March 9, 10:55 PM

Seems like over-valuing fosters entitlement and narcissism?  I'd say that sums up a majority of our clientele.

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The weaker sex

The weaker sex | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Boys are being outclassed by girls at both school and university, and the gap is widening
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This Simple 2-Minute Test Helps Parents Spot Children's Concussions

This Simple 2-Minute Test Helps Parents Spot Children's Concussions | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

A quick and simple test can identify concussions in children as young as 5 with an astonishing rate of success, according to a new study. So why aren’t people talking about it more?


The King-Devick test, as it’s called, was originally developed in the 1970s as a way to detect dyslexia. But a new study out of New York University's Langone Concussion Center and published in the Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology has found convincing evidence that it can also detect when athletes of all ages suffer a concussion -- and that it can do so even better than other commonly used tests.

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▶ The Scan: Security Starts at Home - YouTube

While your kids probably know a lot more about technology than you do, that doesn’t mean they always make the best decisions online. This week on The Scan, w...
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Video games are good for children (sort of)

Video games are good for children (sort of) | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Why spending time playing video games instead of doing homework could help boost teenagers’ grades
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As a parent of a child with autism, this is what I want you to know about my family

As a parent of a child with autism, this is what I want you to know about my family | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Last week my husband Joe and I took five red suitcases, four messy boys, and one pink girl on a Caribbean vacation.
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How to Get Kids to Exercise More

How to Get Kids to Exercise More | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Getting children to encourage their peers to exercise may be the best way to inspire kids to stay more active, according to new research presented…
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Micro-school parents, students build one-room schoolhouses of today | Christensen Institute

The one-room schoolhouse calls to mind pastoral scenes from an older, more rural America, but many of its ideals are once again becoming the schooling reality for a handful of students in some of our most tech-forward cities today. These students attend micro-schools—small, independently-run education options for families that want personalization for their children but cannot or do not want to homeschool them. Micro-schools come in a variety of flavors but frequently do away with grade-levels in favor of technology-enabled, student-customized pathways to learning. Because online learning can deliver content to students at the level they need, teachers spend the bulk of class time on project-based learning for deeper exploration of concepts.

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I've been waiting for years for this concept of "community learning centers/schools" develop.  I've talked with a few people trying it over the years as computers and online education has grown to make this possible and I'm glad to see that some serious attempts are getting some attention.  I see a lot of preventive potential here in that some of the kids needing therapeutic boarding schools now might have not needed them if they had this kind of student interest education available to them in earlier years. -Lon

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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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