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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Virtual Workshop Series


Children and Screens cordially invites you, your friends and your network to join our series of three virtual workshops for parents featuring leading interdisciplinary experts on the topic of “Children and Screens During COVID-19” via Zoom. Parents can register through our website www.childrenandscreens.com. Hear from the country's leading pediatricians, child psychiatrists, child psychologists, neuroscientists, educators, and parenting experts to learn: The "Ask the Experts" series will focus on different developmental age groups, beginning with young children on April 28th at 12:00-1:30 EDT, moderated by Dimitri Christakis, pediatrician and editor in chief of the leading medical/science journal JAMA Pediatrics. Other panelists include:  John S. Hutton, Attending Pediatrician, Director of the Reading & Literacy Discovery Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Brandon T. McDaniel, Research Scientist at Parkview Mirro Center for Research & Innovation Ellen Wartella, Professor of Communication Studies, [...]

Virtual Workshop Series2022-09-19T18:07:36+00:00

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 their brain health and mood? Are there ways to do changes in tech time that might help them feel better — even while keeping the same total amount of screen time? Clifford Sussman, MD, is a psychiatrist for children and adolescents in Washington, DC, and he is well known for his work in treating those with [...]

Digital Binging2022-09-19T18:15:29+00:00

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 to hear someone other than teens talk about teen stress." When people get asked to rank their level of perceived stress, teens on average report higher levels than adults. There are many reasons teens report stress, including academic-related stress and stress from relationships with peers and family. There is also the stress of trying to feel [...]

Helping Youth Handle Stress2022-09-19T18:23:50+00:00
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