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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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Tips to Protect Family Time from Technology

Technology has changed our lives, including family time.

While there are invaluable benefits—like the precious moments we can now record as photos and videos—technology also challenges family bonding. Especially when we feel depleted at the end of the day.

All parents can empathize with how effectively technology can soothe our kids (and us) when family dynamics get difficult. When we're too tired to deal with difficult children, it's much easier to...

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How to Mother and Live Authentically

events parents Apr 18, 2018
 

Mothers are experiencing unprecedented opportunities. Educational, professional, personal, spiritual and parental opportunities have become more available than ever. Our opportunities have never been this unlimited!

Along with this comes the paradox of choice.

In honor of Mother's Day, join me in a discussion with other mothers as we reflect on how we try to approach motherhood as authentically as possible: for ourselves, our children, our families. Finding peace in the choices we...

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Digital Dementia and 7 Tips to Avoid It

 

I first heard of digital dementia years ago when researching electromagnetic fields (EMFs) for my book A to Z of D-Toxing. It immediately resonated with me because I was becoming more aware of how my excessive screen time was affecting my brain functioning! To learn that digital dementia is more common in South Korea because its culture involves more digital exposures than others was a good story to promote so that we may learn from their experience.

Below is a really interesting,...

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Top Toys That Empower Children, Especially Girls

children parents wellness Mar 21, 2017

Girl-in-Science-Class-FeaturedIn a world that is increasingly driven by technology, skills in the STEM fields (that's science, technology, engineering and math,) are more relevant than ever in our nation's job market. There are many women who have made meaningful contributions to male-dominated industries, but women are still underrepresented in these roles and often face difficult challenges for equality in their careers. To counteract this imbalance in the long-run, many believe that girls should be...

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Parents: Exhausted by your children and just trying to get through the moments? Read this!

parents Mar 21, 2017

Sleep deprived by my 4 week old- and 2.5 year old- daughters, I do often times try to race through the present by focusing on the future, like when we can all go out to a restaurant and enjoy each other's company, or when they can tell me about their school day on our walk home from school, and, more selfishly, when I can get at least 7 consecutive hours of sleep.

 

I recognize that their present age is precious and I always try to savor every moment, as having both a 2.5 year old and a...

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Sanskrit Chanting -- For Kids Too?

parents sleep yoga Mar 21, 2017

A few years ago, I completed a yoga teacher training program. I had been interested enough in yoga that I wanted to pursue this program as an introductory overview of yoga. This program introduced me to the language of Sanskrit, which I don't remember ever even knowing of its existence until this program.

Scientists Say that Sanskrit Has A Unique Mathematical Precision

In one of our required readings for the Sanskrit section, I was fascinated by the below:

"[Sanskrit] has been written up in...

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Sibling Rivalry: A New Tool To Try

parents Mar 21, 2017

This week has been a very emotional week for my three-year-old and I. She's been communicating a series of alarming messages; including the claim that her nanny hits her in the face!

After having time to gather more information from her during this week and after listening to input from those that are more experienced, I think the root cause of this new behavior is that she's jealous and confused about her eight-month-old sister.

The frequency of our three-year-old knocking over the baby, or...

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Sounds of My Nightly Routine: Chaos, Singing, Humming, and Chanting Om

parents sleep yoga Jan 11, 2017

Chanting om has become an effective way to release stress, center my mind, and soothe my children to sleep.


As a mother of three young kids, I experience the bedtime routine mostly as a battle. Starting at 5pm, the battle begins: I battle with my children to wash their hands before eating dinner, to eat dinner, to not dance on the furniture while eating, to take a bath, to brush their teeth, to get dressed after bath, to pick their bedtime stories, and to keep their heads on their...

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