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Time with parents is important for teens' well-being

Time with parents is important for teens' well-being | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
Teenagers are famous for seeking independence from their parents, but research shows that many teens continue to spend time with their parents and that this shared time is important for teens' well-being, according to Penn State researchers.

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Time parents spend with teens increases during adolescents according to this study...

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11 Back to School Strategies for Parents - Jennifer Christian, M.A., LPC

11 Back to School Strategies for Parents - Jennifer Christian, M.A., LPC | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
11 coping strategies that help parents manage back to school stress and offer a little self-compassion in the midst of all the to dos.
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Excellent resource for helping families get back into the school routine. 

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Early Bedtime for Preschoolers Reduces Risk for Adolescent Obesity

Early Bedtime for Preschoolers Reduces Risk for Adolescent Obesity | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it

According to Dr. Sarah Anderson, children who go to bed at the latest hours and whose mothers had the lowest interaction sensitivity scores, were found at the highest risk for obesity.

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How Kids Learn Resilience

How Kids Learn Resilience | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
In recent years, the idea that educators should be teaching kids qualities like grit and self-control has caught on. Successful strategies, though, are hard to come by.
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"The most important force shaping the development of resiliency and grit  may surprise you"

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Raising a Child With Grit Can Mean Letting Her Quit

Raising a Child With Grit Can Mean Letting Her Quit | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
The rule at the “grit” expert Angela Duckworth’s house? You can quit. But you can’t quit on a hard day.
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Seems counterintuitive..but TEDtalk speaker Angela Duckworth gives principles to help parents determine when to demand a child to keep going or support his decision to stop. 

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April is autism awareness month: Get the facts 

April is autism awareness month: Get the facts  | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
Imagine being told that your child would never give you a hug or say, “I love you.”
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April is Autism Awareness month! Know the facts about growing condition

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Estranged from Your Adult Child? | Empowering Parents

Estranged from Your Adult Child? | Empowering Parents | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
Being estranged from adult children can be a confusing and painful experience. Here’s why kids distance themselves and five things you can do about it.
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Hopeful article! 

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Holiday tips for people with Autism

Holiday tips for people with Autism | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
Families with children on the autism spectrum face many challenges during the holiday season
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Wonderful article with practical suggestions to prepare for the stimulation of the holidays.

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What to Do if You're Worried About Suicide | Child Mind Institute

What to Do if You're Worried About Suicide | Child Mind Institute | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
What do you do when you're worried that a child might be feeling suicidal? A guide for parents to helping a child who is in distress and feeling hopeless.
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If your child is thinking about harming themselves, this article is an excellent tool for parents, family members, and friends to be an empathetic, supportive presence in their life.

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Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
Writers have a serious advantage over the rest of us.
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Wow! Writing down our feelings and experiences has a tremendous impact on our health and lowering stress levels. Cool article.

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Six Ways You’re (Unintentionally) Telling Kids NOT to Listen to You

Six Ways You’re (Unintentionally) Telling Kids NOT to Listen to You | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
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Are you teaching your children not to listen to you?  Read up on habits to make and break when communicating with your kids!

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Getting Treatment

Getting Treatment | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it

Without treatment, a child with ADHD may fall behind in school and continue having trouble with friendships. Family life may also suffer. Untreated ADHD can increase strain between parents and children. Parents often blame themselves when they can’t communicate with their child.

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The basics for ADHD treatment

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10 Things you can do today to become a more peaceful parent

10 Things you can do today to become a more peaceful parent | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
10 THINGS you can do today The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.  ~  Lao Tzu 1.         Connect with yourself, put your hand on your heart, and acknowledge what an amazing job you do.  Reflect on what you’ve achieved today already including the small things like putting on a wash, smiling at Read More
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Why Parenting Has Gotten More Difficult | Family Studies

Why Parenting Has Gotten More Difficult | Family Studies | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it

Parents in a recent survey agreed, by a six-to-one margin, that parenting is seen as more difficult today than in the past.


Indeed, to hear today’s moms and dads tell it, Ruth Graham wrote recently at Slate, parents “never get their houses clean, never have sex, never read books or have adult conversations, never shower, and never, ever have a moment to themselves.” That’s hyperbolic, as Graham and parents themselves know, but (many parent-bloggers seem to say) it’s not far off the mark.


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4 Happiness Habits Everyone Should Learn Before Growing Up

4 Happiness Habits Everyone Should Learn Before Growing Up | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
Our ideas about how to be happy are often contrary to what research shows really works
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Dr. Erica Reischer shares her perspective of how to foster real happiness. Is pleasure really the key?

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How to Teach Your Child to Be An "Includer"

How to Teach Your Child to Be An "Includer" | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
Relational aggression and exclusion is all too common among children. Teach your child how to take the lead and be an "includer" among peers.
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Bullying begins early. Teach your child to take the prosocial lead.

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The Surprising, Undeniable Power of Touch

The Surprising, Undeniable Power of Touch | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
What's in a mother's caress? A set of specialized nerve fibers may help to explain why holding babies builds attachment.
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Touch is powerful--- more powerful than we realize!

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How to Encourage Free Play

How to Encourage Free Play | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
Unstructured play is a serious brain booster for growing minds. Try these genius ideas and watch your kids soar.
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Trying to help your child play on their own? Here are some great tips!

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Child therapy can help cure your child’s unheard anxieties - The Express Tribune

Child therapy can help cure your child’s unheard anxieties - The Express Tribune | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
Many parent­s are reluct­ant to enter their childr­en into therap­y due to social stigma
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A child's mental health needs shouldn't bend to the stigmas of society.  Find out more about child therapy here. 

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5 Ways to Manage Conflict in Blended Families

5 Ways to Manage Conflict in Blended Families | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
You are not 'The Real Parent.' How many times do stepparents hear that phrase? It is a constant balancing act of being involved
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Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD

Why French Kids Don't Have ADHD | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it

InsigFrench children don't need medications to control their behavior.

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We might be able to learn some really helpful things from the French that can help us stop overmedicating our children. Great article.

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Gratitude Can Shift Your Mood -- Permanently!

Gratitude Can Shift Your Mood -- Permanently! | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
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Wonderful insights into how a gratitude practice can enhance parenting and your overall sense of well-being

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Peaceful Parenting - Because Punishment Is Not Enough

Peaceful Parenting - Because Punishment Is Not Enough | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
Peaceful parents utilize positive engagement in their children's lives rather than relying on punishing misbehavior.
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Peaceful engagement, not punishment, is the key to promoting children's flourishing. 

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9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try

9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
I wish I could go back in time and teach the younger version of myself how to cope, but of course, that's not possible. What is possible is to try to reach as many kids and parents as possible with these coping skills....
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Does your child frequently worry and feel anxious? This can be very challenging for both children and parents. This is a great little toolkit to help parents and children navigate through anxiety in a way that is compassionate and helpful.

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The Shift We Need to Save Our Kids

The Shift We Need to Save Our Kids | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
With school shootings on the rise, it is evident that our teens are hurting. Society is being called to prioritize mental health and to reach out to our kids. Find out how.
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How can we help troubled teens feel a sense of belonging, importance and worth – which naturally and effectively wards off lonely down-spirals of anger and frustration.

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7 dangerous Apps that parents need to know about

7 dangerous Apps that parents need to know about | Growing Kids and Teens | Scoop.it
7 dangerous Apps that parents need to know about - Checkup Daily
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Important article for parents about the most dangerous apps available to our teenagers. 

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