No, You Are Not Addicted to Your Digital Device, But You May Have a Habit You Want to Break

No, You Are Not Addicted to Your Digital Device, But You May Have a Habit You Want to Break

By Ian A. Anderson, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Wendy Wood, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and SciencesImagine that you’re a typical middle school student having dinner with your family. Your mother takes your smartphone

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Kids Already Coping With Mental Disorders Spiral as Pandemic Topples Vital Support Systems

Kids Already Coping With Mental Disorders Spiral as Pandemic Topples Vital Support Systems

Christine Herman, Side Effects Public Media and Cory Turner, NPR and Rhitu Chatterjee, NPR This story is part of a reporting partnership that includes NPR, Illinois Public Media and KHN. It can be republished for free. A bag of Doritos,

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Pandemic Parenting: Raising a Teenager Now Really Is Hard

Pandemic Parenting: Raising a Teenager Now Really Is Hard

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Fit parents are more likely to have fit children: Statistics Canada – National

Fit parents are more likely to have fit children: Statistics Canada - National

Do fit kids have fit parents? Yes.That’s according to a study published by Statistics Canada on Wednesday that found a direct correlation between the fitness levels of Canadian children and their parents. Read more: Looking for winter activities during

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I Recovered from Obesity and Bulimia Triggered by Sexual Abuse Once. And I Can Do It Again.

I Recovered from Obesity and Bulimia Triggered by Sexual Abuse Once. And I Can Do It Again.

As told to Gila LyonsI’ve dealt with weight issues and bulimia since I was 16 years old. My weight’s gone up and down throughout my life, and today — at 55 years old — I’m 5’3″ and weigh 190 pounds.

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Covid-19 Means a Lot More Work for Families of Children With Disabilities, but Schools Can Help

Covid-19 Means a Lot More Work for Families of Children With Disabilities, but Schools Can Help

By Sandra M. Chafouleas, University of Connecticut and Emily A. Iovino, University of ConnecticutChildren don’t come with how-to manuals. Even if they did, they would all require a manual of their own, tailored to their unique make and model. That’s

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No dating, no sharing utensils: Coronavirus brings new rules to parenting

No dating, no sharing utensils: Coronavirus brings new rules to parenting

Like most parents, Paula Schuck is facing a whole new set of challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic.Besides the added stress of caring for a special needs child, the 52-year-old Canadian mother and writer says the pandemic has also

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Poor and Minority Children With Food Allergies Overlooked and in Danger

Poor and Minority Children With Food Allergies Overlooked and in Danger

By Sandy West, Kaiser Health NewsAs Emily Brown stood in a food pantry looking at her options, she felt alone. Up to that point, she had never struggled financially. But there she was, desperate to find safe food for her

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About 1 in 5 Parents Are ‘Vaccine Hesitant’

About 1 in 5 Parents Are 'Vaccine Hesitant'

Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, reviewed the study findings. Offit said while it’s good to see a decline in vaccine hesitancy, it’s important to see if this difference is sustained

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