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Supporting your child in developing a healthy relationship with electronics for optimal brain, emotional and social skill development.

Supporting your child in developing a healthy relationship with electronics for optimal brain, emotional and social skill development

  There is a growing body of evidence that shows that too much screen time and the content of the screen time can negatively influence brain structure and function (gray matter atrophy).  In addition, excessive and/or unhealthy screen time leads to a decline in academic performance, compromises young people’s ability to focus, read emotions

Why won't they listen? Understanding your child's behavior.


Understand your child’s behavior.
Children aren’t naturally lazy, uncooperative, or manipulative. However, they may develop these behaviors as a way to cope with their own unresolved feelings, such as embarrassment, fear, anger or frustration.  For example, if a new sibling has been born and the child is upset and has not been able to fully express their feelings, they may become mildly depressed, more fatigued and thus less likely to want to do chores or follow through on daily tasks that were once easy to complete.

Making Relationships Work For Men: Extending Networks of Emotional Support

Many men struggle with getting into or maintaining a successful romantic relationship.  The rate of divorce, break-ups and affairs in our society illustrate the prevalence of this issue.  In order to really address this problem, it’s important to understand its origins:

In our society, men are often socialized to restrict their emotional expressions in public.  “Boys don’t cry” is a phrase many boys hear from parents, teachers, and coaches.   Beyond emotional restriction, many boys and men are taught to limit sharing of feelings to a select few (if anyone at all).
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Supporting your child in developing a healthy relationship with electronics for optimal brain, emotional and social skill development.
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