Is Too Much Screen Time Bad?

Is Too Much Screen Time Bad?

If a screen is required for homework time or similar activities, teach children to set controls that limit texting and social media access while engaged in high-attention activities. Discuss the research about high screen time use with your children.

Weighted Blankets: From Fad to Mainstream

Weighted Blankets: From Fad to Mainstream

Time noted that while the company didn't invent weighted blankets -- they've been used for many years to calm adults and children with anxiety, autism , and attention problems -- it did perfect mass-marketing.

Learning About Attention from Magic

Learning About Attention from Magic

The researchers repeated this study with some variations a few times and always found that changes in orientation were harder for people to see at the moment of a shift in direction than while the patch was moving in a straight line.

More TV, Tablets, More Attention Issues at Age 5

More TV, Tablets, More Attention Issues at Age 5

It's true that screen limits make sense, and that young kids should be physically active, said Yamalis Diaz, a clinical assistant professor of child psychiatry at NYU Langone Health in New York City.

A Different Take on How to Stop Bullying

A Different Take on How to Stop Bullying

Because of this assumption, students who bully are frequently punished via exclusionary practices like detention, suspension, or even expulsion. But detention and suspension don’t teach skills; the bully returns with no more skills than she had when she left, and so cannot behave any differently.

Handling Your Child’s Jealousy

Handling Your Child’s Jealousy

Feelings are natural and normal, and expressing them and getting support, helps children to grow up feeling better. Grandma could have calmed Grace down by reassuring her that she is equally loved.

Eva Mendes Didn’t Want Children Before Meeting Ryan Gosling

Eva Mendes Didn’t Want Children Before Meeting Ryan Gosling

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling attend the TIFF premiere for 'The Place Beyond The Pines' on September 7, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. Eva Mendes didn’t see herself as a mom until she met her longtime love, Ryan Gosling.

Why You Should Laugh at Celebrity Instagram Images

Why You Should Laugh at Celebrity Instagram Images

Scientists out of the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of West England and the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University in Australia recently published a study investigating whether viewing parodies of thin-ideal promoting Instagram posts might reverse some of the negative outcomes associated with seeing all those perfected photos of celebrities.

Are You the Parent of a High-Needs Child? Read This Book

Are You the Parent of a High-Needs Child? Read This Book

Additionally, the book provides helpful suggestions and perspectives for dealing with the sheer exhaustion of parenting high-needs children. As a father of five young children, three of which were recently adopted through the foster system, I found Normal for Me to be a refreshing, inspiring, and helpful read.

Why Preschool Teachers Like Having Dads Involved

Why Preschool Teachers Like Having Dads Involved

Since this seems to be a winning strategy all-around, here is how to make life better for your preschool, pre-K and kindergarten kids: Take your children to school or pick them up from school whenever possible.

How To Help Kids (and Ourselves!) With Worry

How To Help Kids (and Ourselves!) With Worry

Imagine your worry thoughts are like ships floating down a river, or trains going in and out of a train station — or planes taking off and landing at the airport (or some other image that might come to mind).

What Is the Psychological Power of a Dog's Name?

What Is the Psychological Power of a Dog's Name?

Further, these trainers suggest that a dog's name, spoken by a completely unfamiliar voice, should have little or no effect in capturing the dog's attention.

Luke Perry's daughter pays tribute to her dad with 'Riverdale' hat

Luke Perry's daughter pays tribute to her dad with 'Riverdale' hat

"First few days back in Malawi have been very emotional but it feels right to come back, to finish what I started, to do the most with whatever time we have left," she wrote in the caption.

How Rare Is Passionate Love in Long-Term Romances?

How Rare Is Passionate Love in Long-Term Romances?

Take a guess: how common is it for people in relationships lasting at least a decade to report still being very intensely in love? These 3 behaviors had the strongest links to ratings of love intensity: I spend time almost every day with my partner in pleasant activities like cooking together, watching TV, or walking together.

Neglect is a Form of Abuse

Neglect is a Form of Abuse

Being Forced into the Role of a Surrogate Parent: Typically, this happens to the oldest child in a single-parent or economically disadvantaged family. Whatever the reason, being forced into an adult role is a form of neglect/abuse with significant long-term impact.

Leah Messer’s Daughters Support Sister Ali Amid Health Struggles

Leah Messer’s Daughters Support Sister Ali Amid Health Struggles

Leah Messer ’s 9-year-old daughter, Alianna, was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy in 2014, and the Teen Mom 2 star told Us Weekly exclusively how her sisters, Aleeah, also 9, and Adalynn, 6, have handled the situation.

Is Disavowed Anger Contributing to Your Suffering?

Is Disavowed Anger Contributing to Your Suffering?

At the same time, a huge portion of my practice involves individuals who have sought my help, not because of anger, but rather due to anxiety , depression , relationship issues and self-esteem .

Teen has keratoconus, Steph Curry's eye disease

Teen has keratoconus, Steph Curry's eye disease

“He could barely let the eye doctor help to put the contact in,” Diehl said. While Curry said contacts have helped his sight and improved his play, many people with the condition eventually need a cornea transplant.

Bridget Moynahan on co-parenting with ex Tom Brady

Bridget Moynahan on co-parenting with ex Tom Brady

Mark Mainz / Getty ImagesThe fact that Brady had already moved on with new love Gisele Bündchen — whom he married in 2009 — made the public's fascination with the breakup that much more intense.

Should You Meditate?

Should You Meditate?

Including modestly-large sample sizes, pre-selected and pre-registered primary outcome variables (akin to publicly announcing your methods and hypotheses before you collect and analyze data), active comparison groups, and integration of latest technology in brain imaging, as well as inflammatory markers and genetics , soon we will be able to learn more about the promise of mindfulness and meditation practices, particularly how, where, and when they work best and for whom.

'Uncombable hair syndrome' is real: Meet the girls with the unruly manes

'Uncombable hair syndrome' is real: Meet the girls with the unruly manes

Wynter likes her hair and enjoys the attention she gets wherever she goes, her mom told the news agency, adding the girl is very confident. That’s when her family told her being different was awesome, Calvert-Yin said.“Since then she has never really looked back… and now thrives on all the attention,” she noted.

Three Reasons Not to Overlook Alcohol Abuse

Three Reasons Not to Overlook Alcohol Abuse

By paying attention to how and why your friends and loved ones, especially young people, use alcohol, you may notice changes or trends that allow them to get help if alcohol abuse becomes a problem.

‘Why I won’t put my phone away when I’m with my kids’

‘Why I won’t put my phone away when I’m with my kids’

But work doesn’t always flow in the direction I’d like, so sometimes, I have to sit in front of a screen instead of playing with them so I’m going to be trying my best to ignore their pleas until I’ve finished.

The Secret to Taming Your Monkey Mind

The Secret to Taming Your Monkey Mind

This mirror meditation practice is based on the three key intentions of mindfulness meditation: attention to the present moment, open awareness, and kind intention toward yourself.

Does Awareness Reduce Racial Bias?

Does Awareness Reduce Racial Bias?

To fully understand the story, we must travel back to 2007, when an academic study concluded that NBA referees called more fouls against black players than whites. The foul calling bias persisted in the aftermath of the study but not once the media brought the story under public scrutiny.

The Tldr; Effect

The Tldr; Effect

This sort of attentional blindness is a commonplace part of our experience even before we bring in ideological bias : we simply don’t have a comprehensive view of the world, even in everyday life.

Bristol Palin Reveals Whether She Wants Baby No. 4

Bristol Palin Reveals Whether She Wants Baby No. 4

Nearly two years after welcoming her third child, Bristol Palin shared her thoughts on baby No. 4) “Maxxxxxed out with BD’s,” the Teen Mom OG star, 28, wrote to a fan on her Instagram Story on Wednesday, March 20, after being asked if she wanted to expand her brood.

Education Level Predicts Depression Rates and Access to Care

Education Level Predicts Depression Rates and Access to Care

The general picture presented by the survey was that people in the lowest education group suffered the highest rates of clinical depression while having the least access to treatment.

4 Relationship Mistakes Busy People Make

4 Relationship Mistakes Busy People Make

Solution: If you find yourself irritated with your partner ("Why do they keep interrupting me?") it might be that you've been ignoring their requests for attention and they've escalated into annoying behaviors.

Luke Perry's daughter Sophie blasts people for criticizing her 'grieving process'

Luke Perry's daughter Sophie blasts people for criticizing her 'grieving process'

“So to those of you shaming me for my language and my wardrobe and most disgustingly, my grieving process, do us both the favor and just unfollow.” From '90210' to 'Riverdale,' TODAY remembers Luke Perry Perry's strongly worded post comes after her dad's “90210” co-star, Jennie Garth, found herself on the defensive after people chastised her for not writing a tribute to him on social media.

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