Part Two of Two Author Jessica Lahey: How Do You Do Music?

As parents, it’s hard not to feel excitement when your child begins to show interest in a creative outlet. And it becomes even harder to mask that enthusiasm when the same child shows they have a talent for the activity. But how do you react when they walk in one day and proclaim it’s been …

Part One of Two Author Jessica Lahey: Music to My Ears

As parents, it’s hard not to feel excitement when your child begins to show interest in a creative outlet. And it becomes even harder to mask that enthusiasm when the same child shows they have a talent for the activity. But how do you react when they walk in one day and proclaim it’s been …

10 Ways Parents Can Work With Teens for Healthy Social Media Use

Following the Wall Street Journal’s recent report, which revealed that Facebook’s own research indicates that Instagram can be harmful for teenage girls, parents may be left feeling overwhelmed. While there is still much research to be done to understand the nuances of social media’s impacts on young people, experts agree that there are social media …

Nine Tips For Teen Girls to Cope With Social Comparison on Social Media

Since its inception in 2013, Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development has become one of the nation’s leading non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing and supporting interdisciplinary scientific research, informing and educating the public, advocating for sound public policy for child health and wellness, and enhancing human capital in the field. Below, …

Lisa McGuinness: Author of the Mother Daughter Activity Journal

Author Lisa McGuinness’s latest book Mother Daughter Activity Journal: Connecting Better with Each Other, offers mothers and daughters a new supportive place to share thoughts, dreams, worries, cares, life experiences–and have fun while doing it. McGuinness is the author of Catarina’s Ring, Meaningful Bouquets, Hoppy Trails, Caffeinated Ideas Journal, and the co-author of numerous children’s …

Five Ways to Help Your Daughter Express Her Anger

Anger is a powerful emotion, yet over and over, women have often been chastised for expressing their frustrations and rage. And kids are watching. A strength of the 2015 Pixar film INSIDE OUT is that the five emotions in the main character’s head (Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, and Anger) are shown as a crucial part …

When And How To Talk To Your Teens About Suicide

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month — a time to raise awareness on this topic that is still too often considered taboo. Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. It is one of the leading causes of death in the United States of 15 to 19-year-olds. Girls …

Sound It Out Promotes Mental Health for Middle Schoolers with New Music

When your child can’t find the words, help them find the lyrics. The Sound It Out campaign helps parents and caregivers have meaningful conversations about emotional wellbeing with their middle schoolers. Created by the Ad Council, in partnership with Pivotal Ventures and a coalition of organizations, Sound It Out paired kids and their families with musical …

Your Teenager’s Exhausted And They Need You To Understand Why

“I could be a morning person if morning started around noon.” ~ said every teenager, everywhere. Anyone who’s ever tried to wake a snoozing teenager knows it’s best to let sleeping teenagers lie. Unfortunately, early school times have us waking our teens at the equivalent of 4 a.m. in adult circadian rhythm time. Not only …

We the People Teaches Kids About U.S. Government and Civics

Songs and visuals are powerful tools in learning. That’s why it comes as no surprise that the classic animated series “Schoolhouse Rock!” has gotten a reboot with the 10-episode Netflix series “We the People.” Like its predecessor, “We the People” caters to kids and their families and encourages learning about the U.S. government and civics. …

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