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The Impact of Reality TV Shows on the Younger Generation

by editorial team

 

Although reality TV shows can be very entertaining, how are they influencing the younger generation?

Research has shown that, while mature audiences may be able to distinguish between reality and reality television, it's harder for children and adolescents to do so.

In this article, we will discuss the impact that reality TV can have on the younger generation, and share a few ways in which parents can support a healthier understanding of reality TV.

 

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The Link Between Technology And Depression in Children

by editorial team

 

Does your child spend too much time in front of a screen? And does it matter?

A 2018 study by researchers at the San Diego State University says yes.

The study found a correlation between increased smartphone use and the increased rate of depression (and suicide attempts) among teenagers. Adults may be affected too, according to a study from the University of Illinois. The study found that those who had high engagement with technology scored...

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The New Family Divide: How Can Technology Impact Family Time?

 by editorial team

 

Technology has been increasing at a fast pace since the late 1990’s and 2000’s, making it difficult for parents (and adults in general) to handle the challenges of changing technology in their workplaces and homes.

This increase in technology adds a new dynamic to parenting: challenging meaningful communication and strong relationships with our children. It can challenge our adult and family relationships as well.

 

Why does a family...

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Effects of Social Media on Teenage Relationships

by editorial team

 

According to researchers at the University of Washington and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 80% of youth aged 12 through 17 are social media users. Adults are active as well, with 69% of adults using at least one social media site.

What effect could social media have on teenagers and adults, and their ability to communicate and make friends?

While the long-term effects are not yet clear, what we do know is enough to cause concern and it's worth taking...

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Tips to Help Kids Overcome Social Isolation

by a staff writer

Social isolation contributes to low self-esteem, school adjustment, anxiety, and depression. The digital world can hamper as much as elevate children's lives. And too much time on devices increases social isolation.

Parents can help by scheduling device-free time to strengthen social and interpersonal skills by ensuring interactive, outdoor activities or team sports.

Although quality family time and great family relationships provide a...

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Your Children’s Development: How Does Technology Endanger It?

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

All parents have used digital screens as babysitters. 

We give our children cell phones to play games, learn, and allow them to watch shows or movies on our laptops or tablets. We also try to protect them from the programs and content our children are exposed to. Few of us think about the radiation exposures from digital screens, but many are concerned about how time in front of digital screens may...

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Using Wood as a Stress Reducer at Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

In today’s fast-paced world, stress is increasing. Along with the amount of time we spend indoors.

On average, people spend 90% of their time indoors, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (1) The need for a low-stress, indoor environment is more important than ever.

Studies show that indoor environments that have wood, plants, and other natural elements improve health. However, there are...

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Detox Your EMFs: Simple Detox Tips to Cleanse Your Body

 

Detoxing from EMFs (Digital Detox)

Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are invisible forces that are emitted from wireless and electrical technologies all around us and can be harmful to your health and wellbeing. In fact, EMFs can cause symptoms of illness in infants, children and adults, particularly those who already experience low immunity.

An EMF detox is something everyone should consider. Using my Detox Your EMFs: The Ultimate 21-Day Digital Detox as guidance, my editorial team...

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