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Are Headphones Safe for Children?

Are headphones safe for children? In 2010, a national study found that hearing loss among adolescent children had increased from 14.9% (1988-1994) to 19.5% (2005-2006). That's a 4.6% increase over 12 years.

These days, about 50% of children aged 8-12 years listen to music daily. A large part of that listening happens while using headphones.

Should you be limiting your child’s use of headphones, as well as your own? Read on to find out if headphones are safe for children and adults.

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Create A Safe Sleeping Environment in Childcare

by editorial team

 

Creating a healthy, safe sleeping environment is an important part of childcare and adult self-care. However, it's becoming difficult to create.

Technology may be affecting our sleep patterns. Since technology use has increased over the years, creating a healthy safe place to sleep has become a challenge.

30% of pre-school children and 50-90% of school-aged children are getting insufficient sleep.

According to researchers at Penn State, this is partially due to the...

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6 Tips to Avoid Raising A Narcissist

by editorial team

 

We all know that child or adult: the one who thinks rules don’t apply to them, who throws loud public tantrums, insists on special treatment, and seems insensitive to everyone else’s feelings...

It’s normal for young children to be self-focused and have somewhat unrealistic positive views of themselves and their abilities. However, at around 7 years of age, children become able to compare themselves to others.

For some, this results in a drop in...

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Tips to Get Your Kids to Talk to You

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

The internet can seem scary. Especially for parents.

The prevalence of cyberbullyinginappropriate content, and information thieves create challenges for parents trying to keep their children safe.

However, an environment that is open, honest, and nonjudgmental can encourage your children to tell you what might be bothering them. It is also key to staying more aware of their digital...

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Nontoxic Floor Cleaner for 6 Types of Flooring

cleaning Oct 19, 2018

By Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Children spend a lot of time on floors: grabbing toys, eating toys (and other objects in sight), drooling on toys, and repeating this pattern. This cycle provides ample opportunities for floor cleaners to transfer to toys and hands, and, in turn, into the mouths of children.

 Just as we want to keep our children safe from accidental poisoning (from drinking conventional cleaners, which happens more often than it...

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Are You or Your Kids Downloading Copyrighted Content?

children technology Oct 16, 2018

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

It’s difficult to tell which online content is illegal to download. Copyright laws can seem confusing, but the bottom line is this: it’s illegal to download copyrighted material from websites, music labels, video game developers, and film producers.

Most consumers of content don't understand copyright and other intellectual property laws. Children will be even slower to consider them.

Since it's so easy to...

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What You Should Know About The Risks of Online Gaming

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

The number of hours children spend gaming has increased from 10.7 to 12.2 hours per week between 2013 and 2017. And the worldwide online gaming industry is projected to rise to $2.2 trillion by 202. So the amount of time children spend gaming will most likely increase further.

 

What is online gaming?

Online gaming refers to playing games on the internet using a computer, a gaming...

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5 Tips for Healthier Toothpaste

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

If you're looking for another product to detox, and you haven't thought about your toothpaste, then read this article to learn about potential toxic exposures from your toothpaste. You can then re-evaluate yours, and decide what's best for you after considering additional information you may not know.

And parents should read on since children often accidentally swallow—and sometimes intentionally eat...

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Overlooked Healthy Choices for Healthy Living

 

Dr. Joseph Braun, a Professor of Epidemiology at Brown University, studies the potential health consequences of environmental chemical exposures in pregnant women, infants, and children. More specifically, he has a special interest in studying how early life chemical exposures—ones that we can also modify—may influence obesity and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

Dr. Braun has been identified by peers as one of the top 20 pioneers under 40 in...

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10 Best Websites for Children of All Ages

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

The internet can provide a lot of value, education, and entertainment for children of all ages.

From learning about the animal kingdom to trying their hand at coding, kids can have fun online while developing their analytical, creative, and social skills. If you are looking for the best websites for children, we’ve got you covered! And they're good for all ages.

 

Best Websites for Kids Under 5

1. Curious World

A...

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