Friday 5: Kids and Teens

Here is what I’ve been reading this week in mental health!

5 things to know about kids and screentime. Weigh the benefits and the risks of screentime for your kids -and for yourself too!(mindshift)

Disappointment and hurt are a part of life. Acknowledging this and helping our kids move through these experiences helps them learn to take risks and find success. Read how this mother helped her daughter cope with disappointment and come out stronger in the end. (Girls Leadership)

What better time for an article on procrastination than the 2nd week of the new year🙂 Good tips for your teen and any other procrastinator in your home. (The Creativity Post)

Frustration and anger are powerful emotions. Help your kids learn what pushes their buttons and how to respond effectively by teaching these coping strategies.(PBS parents)

Most of us have heard how important it is to read to our kids. Here’s more evidence why: Dyslexia, the most common reading disability, affects 5-10 percent of the population. New research from Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital purports that early reading at home may reroute the brain’s neural networks and create new neural pathways for reading. (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

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