Technology

Internet health information can reduce parents’ trust in doctors’ diagnoses

2017-08-28T14:00:19+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Health, Technology|

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics   Research presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting suggests online health information can influence whether parents trust a diagnosis made by their child's doctor, potentially leading to delayed treatment.   The study abstract, "Paging Dr. Google: The Effects of Online Health Information on Parental Trust in Pediatrician' Medical [...]

Should parents post pictures of kids online?

2017-08-27T21:08:04+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Parenting, Technology|

In an age where everything is online and therefore searchable and find-able forever, it is extremely important to consider whether parents should post pictures of their kids online. It is equally important to educate our children (as they get older) about keeping their own online presence in check. A simple scan of Facebook or of [...]

Bullying – How to not be bullied online or in person.

2018-03-09T01:32:47+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Benevolence, Communication, Entertainment, Psychology, Relationships, Technology|

Bullying - How to not be bullied online or in person. By Lou Scotti   Why are some children and adults more susceptible to bulling? How can we develop a protective shield against bullying?   No matter what form abuse or bullying takes it creates pain. Depending on our Emotional Memory of early childhood and [...]

Parents with bipolar benefit from self-help tool

2017-08-27T21:08:03+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Parenting, Technology|

Parents with bipolar benefit from self-help tool Source: Lancaster University     Online self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child behaviour.   That is the finding of researchers from the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research at Lancaster University, who recruited 97 parents with Bipolar Disorder who have children [...]

Can parents’ tech obsessions contribute to a child’s bad behavior?

2017-08-27T21:08:02+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Parenting, Psychology, Social Issues, Technology|

Can parents' tech obsessions contribute to a child's bad behavior? Source: Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan   Fatigue. Hunger. Boredom. Those are often on the list of reasons parents mention if their child whines, has tantrums or acts out.   Researchers are now asking if such negative behaviors could be related to something else: parents [...]

E-tool provides wake-up call for parents of children with excess weight

2017-08-27T21:08:01+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Communication, Technology|

E-tool provides wake-up call for parents of children with excess weight By University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry   Sometimes we see only the best in our kids -- even when a potential health risk is physically apparent.   An innovative new e-tool, developed by University of Alberta researchers, not only lifts the blinders [...]

Parents who play Pokémon GO with kids: ‘It wasn’t really about the Pokémon’

2017-08-27T22:56:31+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Communication, Entertainment, Health, Psychology, Relationships, Technology|

Parents who play Pokémon GO with kids: 'It wasn't really about the Pokémon' By University of Washington   Parents who regularly play "Pokémon GO" with their children report a number of side benefits from playing the mobile device-based game, including increased exercise, more time spent outdoors and opportunities for family bonding, according to new University [...]

Parents’ presence when TV viewing with child affects learning ability

2018-04-29T12:39:27+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Awareness, Conscientiousness, Entertainment, Health, Parenting, Psychology, Technology|

Parents’ presence when TV viewing with child affects learning ability Source: Texas Tech University   Parents' Presence When TV Viewing with Child Affects Learning Ability The study conducted in the College of Media & Communication shows an increased physiological change in children when parents view programs with them as opposed to being in a separate room. [...]