*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay. When children are having suicidal thoughts, their parents may often be in the dark, a new study shows. The study included more than 5,000 kids, aged 11 to 17, and one parent for each child. Researchers found that among the children, 8 percent said…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on ScienceDaily. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Texas at Austin, have found that while many high school peer crowds and influences have remained constant over time, changing demographics, cultural influences and the increasing number of…

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Whenever I’m speaking to parents and/or youth workers about matters related to our Digital Kids Initiative, I am inevitably asked for recommendations regarding blocking software or technologies that can keep kids from danger and danger from kids. I never know how to answer. I’m not up-to-date on these things as new filters and work-around’s seem…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay. Regular bedtimes and adequate sleep during childhood may contribute toward a healthy weight in the teen years, a new study finds. The study included nearly 2,200 kids in 20 U.S. cities. One-third of them had consistent, age-appropriate bedtimes between ages 5 and 9, according…

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*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on U.S. News & World Report. Some children who spent more time on smartphones and other devices exhibited a different brain pattern than kids with less screen time, according to the first data from a major ongoing study by the National Institutes of Health. The findings, which…

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December 10, 2018 | Daniel Walters | 0 Comments A few times a year, once during the Holidays, and then again at the end of the school year, exams come into focus for families of students. For some, exams represent a last chance to pass their classes. For others, exams can often be exempted due…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral. New research suggests that when young women actively engage with social media images of friends who they think are more attractive than themselves, they report feeling worse about their own appearance afterward. York University researchers said it is accepted that social media can blur…