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Digital Binging

While we all learn to cope with living a digital life during this pandemic it brings up questions about the effects all the screen time will have on us and our futures. Screenagers explores the this in the article below: Understandably most young people are on screens a ton right now. Thank goodness there are all sorts of great things made possible via screen time. But, what are the potential costs of loads of certain screen time activities on [...]

Helping Youth Handle Stress

As adults we frequently discuss the things we're stressed about. But what about our kids? Particularly teens and tweens? Screenagers tackles how to talk to this age group about their stress and ways to help them cope. Teens and tweens often tell me how they talk with each other about their stress levels. The other day I passed out an anonymous survey for reactions from teens to Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, and one high schooler wrote: "It was really helpful [...]

Battle Bullying

Bullying is a prevalent issue in schools today. With everything else going on, how do we help kids battle against bullying? In the article below, written by Clint Fletcher, and posted on The Meadows website, we learn more about helping kids cope.Kids and teenagers are back in school, and that means homework, carpool, school lunches, football games … and bullying. The problem has gained more attention in recent years, but despite the spotlight, a significant portion of children and teens [...]

Gender Differences in Teen Depression

As if the teen years aren't hard enough - kids face a myriad of different emotions. Our friends at R&A Therapeutic Partners wrote the article below describing the challenges faced when teens have depression and the difference between the genders. The teenage years can be challenging. Between physical changes in the body, intense peer pressure, and an increased sense of social anxiety, teenagers often have difficulties finding their place. Many want to fit in while others want to stand [...]

Distraction Free Parenting in 2020

Almost everyone seems to have a technology goal for 2020 and for a lot of parents it is to be on their devices less and be engaged in parenting more. Screenagers recently published the following article to help encourage parents to be more mindful of parenting while distracted on a device. Last night I felt a serious pang of remorse. My son Chase called me from college. Frankly, I assumed it was a quick check-in or perhaps an ask [...]

2019 Tech-Free Gift Guide

It's a magical time of year and shopping is in full swing. Tech gifts are always popular - but what else could we fill stockings with? Screenagers shared the following article with some non-tech gift ideas. This time of year, everyone is busy running around trying to find the perfect gift. What people don’t realize is you often don’t need to go to a store to find it. Giving experiences can have a longer-lasting and greater impact than giving [...]

Four Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

The holidays are in full swing, which bring both happiness and occasionally stress and anxiety. The Help Group's Advance LA work gives advice on how to reduce holiday stress below.November brings the start of holiday fun and excitement! But despite the joys of the season, many people find themselves feeling overwhelmed and exhausted by the holiday season’s extra activities, social and familial demands, and general stress.Most of us try to load up our already busy schedules while worrying about attending [...]

Halloween Safety Tips

With Halloween just around the corner we wanted to remind everyone of safety tips. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). ALL DRESSED UP: Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame. Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility. Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup [...]

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