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Computer game reduces issues associated with ADHD in children

Children diagnosed with ADHD can improve their behavior and social interactions in the classroom by playing a computer game that exercises their concentration, finds research. The study marks the 1000th article published in SAGE Open, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal launched in 2011 which covers the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities. [...]

Screenagers: Free Presentation at Hall High School April 27

The age of digital media, smartphones and video games has created new headaches for many parents. As part of the West Hartford Public School “Unplugged” initiative, The West Hartford Community of Concern and the PTOs are inviting the community to a free presentation of the film “SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in a Digital Age” at 7 [...]

How mothers help children explore right and wrong

There's no question that mothers want their children to grow up to be good people -- but less is known about how they actually help their offspring sort out different types of moral issues.   According to a study published in Developmental Psychology and led by Holly Recchia, assistant professor in Concordia's Department of Education and Centre [...]

Seeking to be the ‘perfect parent’ not always good for new moms and dads

Parents of newborns show poorer adjustment to their new role if they believe society expects them to be "perfect" moms and dads, a study shows. Moms showed less confidence in their parenting abilities and dads felt more stress when they were more worried about what other people thought about their parenting skills. However, self-imposed pressure [...]

From a One-Track Mind to Train Depot Thinking

It can be hard to admit, but we have all had times when we have reacted badly when things have not gone our way.  When it comes to our kids, sometimes they can roll with it; switch tracks and keep on chugging. Then there are those other times, your little locomotive gets locked on one [...]

How to Bring Montessori in Your Life

Parents, have you already heard about the Montessori method of education? If not, here’s a brief history and explanation.   The Montessori method of education was developed by and named after Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian doctor, philosopher and educator who worked from the beginning of the twentieth century until her death in 1952. She [...]

True or false? If my children don’t access technology they’ll fall behind.

True or false? If my children don’t access technology they’ll fall behind. Do you believe that limiting your child’s access to technology might put them behind other children who access technology regularly? If so what are you basing this on – a feeling or evidence? Have you come across research studies that have shown that [...]