Today’s kids are immersed in media. More than ever before, tweens and teens are watching, reading, listening, creating, and communicating throughout their entire day. It’s become harder to distinguish between screen time and just … time. The newly released Common Sense Census found that American teens average about nine hours of media per day and tweens about six per day. This doesn’t include time spent doing homework on a computer or tablet or reading books for school.
Diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are up around 30 percent compared with 20 years ago. These days, if a 2-year-old won't sit still for circle time in preschool, she's liable to be referred for evaluation, which can put her on track for early intervention and potentially a lifetime of medication.
But by and large, parents are unduly criticized for parenting behaviors like these and people need to just get the hell over them. Here are the parenting behaviors people need to get over, like, now…
So, you are having a baby. This is exciting! There is some bad news too…
The bad news is that postpartum recovery often blindsides women. We tend to be totally unprepared for what happens after we have a baby.
The children that I get off of the bus are exhausted. They are frustrated. They are overworked. They are burned out. I feel as if I should make them a weak whiskey on the rocks, hand them their pipe and slippers and leave them alone for an hour to decompress.
I’m more than sure that no one has to tell all you working moms out there that being a working mom is extremely tough. From the time our children are born we feel like we have to be superwoman, caring for and loving our children to an extreme all while trying to create a work-life balance. What they never told me was that there is no such thing!
Celebrate your child's scribbles. A novel experiment shows that even before learning their ABCs, youngsters start to recognize that a written word symbolizes language in a way a drawing doesn't - a developmental step on the path to reading.
There’s something so wonderful about an entirely fresh new year ahead, new starts, blank slates, and all that. But there’s also an expectation about New Year’s resolutions and goal-setting. It can be intimidating!
When I was growing up, days seemed just a little bit longer, an hour at the dinner table felt like four as we all sat at the table together as family, waiting for everyone to be done to be excused. Summers were endless days of playing outside until it finally turned dark, the ice cream man had come and gone and we had collected all the fireflies we could find.