Children & Screen Addiction

The New York Times posted an article last month about the toll that screen time is having on children.  Here is an astounding and yet not surprising quote from the article. “Before age 2, children should not be exposed to any electronic media, the pediatrics academy maintains, because “a child’s brain develops rapidly during these first years, and young children learn best by interacting...
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Curiosity In Children

I love the wonder and awe that children can convey in their curiosity of the world. “Students asking questions and then exploring the answers. That’s something any good teacher lives for. And at the heart of it all is curiosity.” Children’s...
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Huge Discovery Linking Brain & Immune System

I find this discovery to be incredibly interesting. The physicians I have shared it with say that the findings sound plausible and quite hopeful. UVA Research: Brain/Immune System Link
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Why Teens ‘Act Crazy’

  Understanding how teenagers tick can be helpful — or more distressing! This article sheds light on both how slow the prefrontal cortex (where rational thinking occurs) is to develop, but also how hyper-activated other areas that breed anxiety and thrill seeking are. As parents, we’re fighting to keep our children emotionally healthy and safe while Mother Nature seems to be fighting...
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