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Psychology Around the Net: April 27, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at the safety of your personal information when mental health apps are involved, expert keys to success and happiness, how dentists can become a first line of defense against domestic violence, and more. Are You Using Mental Health Apps? They Might Be Sharing Your Data: According to a study published in the JAMA Network Open, your privacy might not be entirely safe with mental health apps. A cross-sectional study of 36 top-ranking apps for de...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Facebook, Technology, Kids, Australia, Happiness, Success, Research, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Richard Branson, God, Lgbtq, Homosexual, Bisexual

This Chatbot Helps You Talk to the Vaccine Deniers in Your Life

Parents who don’t want to vaccinate their kids may seem so distant from the rest of us that it’s hard to understand how they formed their views. But they all probably had friends and family who were around at the time, but didn’t know what to say. Read more...
Tags: Health, Kids, Parenting, Relationships, Friendship, Conversation, Social Gps, Lifehacks, Vaccines

The New AAP Guidelines for Introducing Your Baby to Food Allergens

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its recommendations for introducing peanuts to infants, continuing the decades-long shift in practice from delaying the introduction of food allergens to introducing them early and often.Read more...
Tags: Health, Kids, Parenting, Lifehacks, Allergies, American Academy of Pediatrics AAP, Food Allergies, Peanut Allergy

Should You Let Your Kids Eat Their Boogers?

A post on The Soccer Mom Blog has been informing parents that it’s probably okay for kids to pick their noses. And then eat their boogers. Eating boogers, the post says, is actually good for kids because nose-picking/booger-eating leads to happier, healthier lives.Read more...
Tags: Health, Kids, Parenting, Lifehacks, Nose Picking, Gross Habits

Do Not Vape Around Your Kids

A new study by MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) researchers found that many parents perceive e-cigarettes to be safer than regular cigarettes. Parents who vape were much more likely to vape in their homes and cars with their children present than parents who smoke traditional cigarettes, they concluded.Read more...
Tags: Health, Kids, Smoking, Parenting, Vaping, Lifehacks, MassGeneral Hospital for Children MGHfC

Psychology Around the Net: March 2, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers the latest on green spaces and mental health in children, our complex relationships with money, why we’re drawn to conspiracy theories, and more. Enjoy! Does Exposure to Green Spaces in Childhood Lead to Better Mental Health? While growing up in urban areas provides a lot of advantages for kids such as easier access to healthcare, education, and amenities, it also could provide some disadvantages — especially in the form of mental health perks, or ...
Tags: Psychology, Childhood, Kids, Money, Study, Urban, Research, Finances, Alcohol Abuse, Conspiracy Theories, Green Spaces, Brain And Behavior, Children And Teens, Money And Financial, Psychology Around The Net, Health-related

Now That You Know: 10 Tips for Surviving Infidelity

You can get through this. When you first find out about your spouse’s infidelity, the pain of betrayal is unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced. You may not even be sure yet if you’re interested in surviving infidelity; you may only feel the pain of find out that your partner has been cheating on you. And while you’re reeling from the new of the affair, you understandably aren’t even sure if you know how to deal with your husband or wife being a cheater yet. And that’s totally OK. If ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Kids, Marriage, Children, Cheating, Relationships, Divorce, Affair, Betrayal, Infidelity, Breaking Up, Ross, Publishers, Partner, Marriage And Divorce

7 Habits to Teach Young Kids to Have Healthy Mind and Body

There’s not a right way or a wrong way to raise your children so long as they are healthy, happy, and well-cared for . Everyone has their own version of parenting, and their way is what works for their family. Whether they co-sleep or let their kids cry it out, bottle feed or nurse, or they believe in regular date nights or staying home with their kids for the first three years of their life, what works for one family may not work for another. What works for every family, however, is the art ...
Tags: Health, Kids, Parenting, Brisbane, Jazz

Screen time inhibits toddler development, study finds

In news that will surprise few but still alarm many, a study has found that kids 2-5 years old who engage in more screen time received worse scores in developmental screening tests. The apparent explanation is simple: when a kid is in front of a screen, they’re not talking, walking, or playing, the activities during which basic skills are cultivated. The topic is a thorny one, as there are plenty of arguments on both sides as to the possible pros and cons of screen use at an early age, and as wi...
Tags: Travel, Psychology, Apple, TC, Science, Kids, Parenting, Children, Screen Time, Dora, University of Calgary, Madigan, Sheri Madigan

Rigorous new scientific study: Link between kids screen time and their well-being is highly overstated

In a heavy-duty new scientific paper published this week, University of Oxford researchers argue that the association between adolescent well-being and digital technology use is tiny. Really tiny. From Scientific American: (The paper by experimental psychologist Andrew Przybylski and grad student Amy Orben) reveals the pitfalls of the statistical methods scientists have employed and offers a more rigorous alternative. And, importantly, it uses data on more than 350,000 adolescents to show per...
Tags: Psychology, Post, Kids, News, Children, Mental Health, University of Oxford, Screen Time, Odgers, Netta Weinstein, Andrew Przybylski, Przybylski, Amy Orben, Screen Cops

Psychology Around the Net: December 22, 2018

Happy Holidays, sweet readers! Regardless of which holiday you celebrate — or even if you celebrate one at all — you’ve no doubt felt a mix of pleasant and not-so-pleasant emotions this month (why does this read like a horoscope?) — especially if you celebrate Christmas as you now only have a few days to go! Take a look at this week’s Psychology Around the Net to learn more about how to handle the holidays when they aren’t the most wonderful time of the year for you, ways to navigate the season...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Kids, Smoking, Holidays, Children, Obesity, Relationships, Study, Happiness, Christmas, Research, Intelligence, Stress, Depression, Heart Disease

Why the Chickenpox Vaccine Matters

Most of the students at one North Carolina private school didn’t get the chickenpox vaccine, and now that school is the epicenter of the largest chickenpox outbreak in 20 years.Read more...
Tags: Health, Kids, Parenting, Public Health, Lifehacks, Vaccines, North Carolina

6 Expert Tips for a Happy and Healthy Marriage

Repeat after me: Being a parent isn’t your only identity. Sometimes, it seems as if being married today is a lot harder than ever. Whether it’s getting caught up in a super-timely project for work, taking care of the kids, or finishing chores, we’re all absorbed with our busy schedules. We want to spend time with our spouses but things keep coming up and before you know it, “just ten more minutes” becomes a mantra in our marriages. And then we wonder why our relationships are in trouble. Yes,...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Kids, Marriage, Parenting, Parents, Relationships, Rome, Publishers, Marriage And Divorce, Yourtango, Don, Kimberley Anderson

How to Know Whether You Need to Call Poison Control

The Poison Control Center is always there for you if you’ve swallowed, inhaled, or been exposed to something you shouldn’t. If your symptoms are serious, you should skip straight to 911 instead. But what if you aren’t sure whether you (or your child) have been exposed to a meaningful amount of poison? The center has a …Read more...
Tags: Health, Kids, Medicine, Poisoning, Lifehacks, Medications

9 Questions to Ask When You Feel Like a Failing Parent

Because we’ve all been there. Parenting is probably the most significant challenge you will take on in life, and as you strive to figure out how to be a good parent, you’ll encounter many deep psychological questions to ask yourself about how you want to raise your kids along the way. Being a parent can be rewarding and challenging at the same time. No child comes with instructions. Every child is different and there are many ways to be a good parent. You are not perfect, and that is okay. T...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Kids, Parenting, Parents, Children, Mom, Dad, Publishers, Children And Teens, Yourtango

How to Help Trans Children, According to Pediatricians

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released a new policy statement about how to support children and teens who identify as transgender or who fall under an umbrella they call “gender diverse.”Read more...
Tags: Gender, Kids, Parenting, Children, Mental Health, Health Care, Lifehacks, AAP, Academy of Pediatrics

Psychology Around the Net: August 18, 2018

Happy Saturday! This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers tech companies using persuasive design to get kids racking up more screen time, a new startup designed to help people find mental health care more quickly and affordably, how dating apps have the potential to be both helpful and hurtful, and more. Tech Companies Use ‘Persuasive Design’ to Get Us Hooked. Psychologists Say It’s Unethical: A new technique known as persuasive technology or persuasive design looks at how computers can ch...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, Kids, Teens, Sleep, Relationships, Pregnancy, Research, Disorders, Computers, Autism, Women's Issues, Children And Teens, Psychology Around The Net, Unethical, Pesticide

Where the Anti-Vaxxers Are

A new study has identified the hotspots of philosophical and religious vaccine exemptions: the paperwork that (in some states) you can fill out in lieu of getting your kindergartener vaccinated. Most are in rural areas, but 15 mid-size cities have a dangerous combination of a large population and a high rate of these…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Kids, Medicine, Children, Vaccines, Vaccine Exemptions, Anti Vaxxers

The rich-poor obesity gap in kids is widening

A long time ago, obesity was often used as a shorthand for wealth, but over the decades obesity has become more and more correlated with poverty, both in culture and science (while wealth is increasingly correlated with being slim). (more…)
Tags: Health, Post, Science, Kids, News, Parenting, Diet, Obesity, Austerity, Scholarship, Piketty, Late Stage Capitalism, Guillotine Watch, The Rich Are Different From You And Me

Teens are cyberbullying themselves as a form of self-harm

Child psychologists have observed an increasing trend in which teens cyberbully themselves, creating anonymous accounts in which they post vicious insults and slurs that seem to be directed to them by strangers. (more…)
Tags: Post, Kids, News, Teens, Parenting, Mental Health, Depression, Scholarship, Cyberbullying, Self-harm

10 Ways to Promote a Healthy Body and Mind for Kids

As a parent, we always want to make sure our kids are as healthy as possible. One thing we need to do is make sure they’re eating healthy foods. To go with a healthy body, we also want our kids to have a healthy mind. At times, we tend to steer in the wrong direction, but below are some things to help myself and other parents. Check out these 10 Ways to Promote a Healthy Body and Mind for Kids. HEALTHY BODY Apple Sauce Pouches   – In a world full of ‘fake news’ and fake foods, Tree Top want...
Tags: Health, Japan, Usa, Kids, Parenting, Jazz, Buddhist, BPA, Tree Top, Hydrate Smart, Kiwi Crates, Educational Desktop Globe

7 Ways to Help Your Child with Allergy Symptoms

It’s that time of year that the pollen count is extremely high. In a little over a month, the kids will be out of school and spending most of their time out side playing. My kids are older now, with two of them out of high school and the other headed to the 8th grade. Throughout the summer, my daughter will be headed to cheer camp and practice, so she’ll be outside a lot. Just like a lot of other kids, she comes home and talk about her stuffy nose or constantly coughing. It’s hard to deal with...
Tags: Health, Kids, Parenting, Georgia, Jazz, Strawberry, Warmer Showers, Lolleez, Orange Mango Lolleez, CVS Stop Shop Babies ` R

Tips For Building A Healthy Family Home

This is an Aprilaire sponsored post. In the past 20 years, we have built two homes. We were total newbies when we built the first home and there were a lot of things we would have done differently. Fortunately, a few years later we had the opportunity to do those different things. This time we wanted to build a healthy family home. We have cats, dogs, allergies, extremely dry skin, autoimmune diseases, asthma, and six...
Tags: Health, Home, Sponsored, Kids, Life, Asthma, Allergies, Building, Air Purifier, Humidifier, Healthy Life, Aprilaire

Adorable child interrupts YouTube review of mechanical component Jump straight to 4:30 in this otherwise riveting examination of a fixed-displacement oil pump, posted by AvE. My favorite part is when the kid analogizes the pump's pentalobe shape to screws rather than flowers. Engineers!
Tags: Post, Kids, News, Youtube, Diabetes, Engineering

Teaching Your Kids the Meaning of Kindness

Research from Parents says kids are hardwired to be considerate and kind. They want to help. That’s their natural inclination. If that’s the case, though, why do a lot of kids seem spoiled and entitled? It might have something to do with the way parents are raising their kids. If you’re finding yourself facing the same problem, here are steps to help you instill kindness into your children: Be a Good Role Model Don’t try to teach your children all about kindness when your actions and behavio...
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Two large Apple shareholders say it needs to research the impact of smartphones on kids

 Two of Apple’s institutional shareholders, hedge fund Jana Partners and California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), are calling on the company to study the impact of smartphone use on child development. In an open letter, the two investors said that after reviewing research, they believe that Apple needs to give parents more resources and software tools to make sure…
Tags: Apple, TC, Kids, Education, Children, Tech, Teenagers, Mental Health, Jana Partners, CalSTR

Sesame Dispatches Muppets to Help Traumatized Kids

No one needs to list the many parents, teachers and role models who were killed in the Las Vegas mass shootings to be reminded of how traumatic events can affect children and even shatter their lives. Sesame Workshop is stepping up to try to help those kids by doing what it does best—and it has found a friend to help it do so. Long driven by purpose (blending entertainment and education to delight and teach kids), Sesame Street-branded programming and licensed products have long served as a fri...
Tags: Health, Campaigns, Kids, Media, Education, Entertainment, Sesame Street, Advertising, CSR, Mental Health, Public Health, Big Bird, Npr, Las Vegas, Partnerships, Corporate Citizenship

What Sports Can Teach Your Kids

The Physical, Social & Emotional Benefits of Playing Organized Sports   Have you thought about enrolling your child in a sport? The advantages of playing sport go well beyond just the physical health benefits that immediately spring to mind. While these are obviously important, you can be helping your child in so many different ways if you incorporate sports into their lives. Take a look…   Social Benefits New friends Even if it’s not a team sport, being part of a club where they can pract...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Kids, Parenting, Fitness, Sports, Melbourne, Playing Sport, Health & Fitness, Stuff For Kids, Kids Activities, Sports Camps, Personal Development Organization

The Internet Is Really Enjoying This Cute Child Who Totally Commandeered an Interview

If there are kids in the mix during a live news segment, chances are the inevitable will happen and at least one kid will interrupt the whole thing. While anchor Alastair Stewart was conducting a live ITV Lunchtime News segment with a mother and son about milk-related allergic reactions on Wednesday, that’s exactly what one toddler did to bring more cheer to the situation. Adorably, she made her debut by gliding onto the set in front of the desk. But when that wasn’t enough to make her pres...
Tags: Health, Kids, News, Parenting, Uncategorized, Viral, Stewart, Alastair Stewart, Bloopers, Ross Hawkins, Stewart Dave Hammond

Making Back-to-School Lunches and Snacks Fun – and Healthy

Making Back-to-School Lunches and Snacks Fun – and Healthy By Dr. Marshall Dawer, senior medical director of UnitedHealthcare Texas and Oklahoma As another school year begins, for many parents that presents the challenge of trying to figure out what to pack in their children’s lunch boxes. Even boxes filled with loving care can contain cookies […] The post Making Back-to-School Lunches and Snacks Fun – and Healthy appeared first on Not So Average Mama.
Tags: Health, Deals, Kids, Snacks, Back To School, Oklahoma, School Lunches, Did You Know, Marshall Dawer, UnitedHealthcare Texas

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