eParenting & Parenting in the 21st Century

By Peter Mellow | Selected curated articles from my Scoop.it collection of the same name.

There are no age restrictions for gambling in video games, despite potential risks to children

According to a 2018 report by Digital Australia, 97% of Australian households with children have at least one device for playing video games. More …

Gambling

Juuling: If you don’t know what it is, ask your kids

At a high school in Maryland’s capital city of Annapolis, the principal ordered doors removed from bathrooms to keep students from sneaking hits in the stalls.<p>A school system in New Jersey installed detectors in its high schools to digitally alert administrators to students looking for their next …

eCigarettes

Parenting a defiant child: how to know when to get help

Anyone who has raised children or grown up with siblings knows there are some bumpy times in a child's life. When the smallest upset causes a major …

Parenting

Evidence-based parenting: how to deal with aggression, tantrums and defiance

Anyone who has raised children or grown up with siblings knows there are some bumpy times in a child’s life. When the smallest upset causes a major …

Parenting

Feeling out of tune with your teen? Avoid these seven parental pitfalls

There have been times when I've been frustrated and, I'll admit it, a bit hurt over my inability to connect with my teens. I'm guessing my …

Parenting

YouTube Kids, Criticized for Content, Introduces New Parental Controls

YouTube Kids, which has been criticized for inadvertently recommending disturbing videos to children, said Wednesday that it would introduce several ways for parents to limit what can be watched on the popular app.<p>Beginning this week, parents will be able to select “trusted channels” and topics …

Internet

Helping your child manage stress

As a parent, it can be tempting to try and prevent our children from ever experiencing stress themselves. But unfortunately, we can't. We all face …

Parenting

Young and restless: Why teenagers arent getting enough sleep

“On any given day, I would bet that 20 to 25 percent of my students haven’t had more than five hours of sleep,” said David Smith, a history teacher at a high school where the day begins with a “zero period” at 7 a.m.<p>He said the academic demands on his students are tremendous and that schedules are …

High School

Eight things that should be included in screen guidelines for students

One of the biggest issues modern schools and parents have to encounter is how to manage students’ electronic use. With this in mind, national …

Electronics

Why you should talk to your children about Cambridge Analytica

Former Cambridge Analytica employee Christopher Wylie blew the whistle last month. He revealed the data analytics agency harvested Facebook data from …

Cambridge Analytica

Autistic teen's Lego Titanic replica on display in US

<b>A 26ft-long (8m) Lego cube model of the Titanic built by an autistic boy from Iceland has been unveiled at a Tennessee museum.</b><p>Brynjar Karl Birgisson, 15, used actual blueprints of the doomed ship to decide how many Lego bricks it would require.<p>The massive model ship took him over 700 hours and more …

Lego

The parenting phrases that get us through the holidays

As we make our way through the school holidays, tens of thousands of parents the country over are in the throes of entertaining children with …

iParent

Screen Smart Parent Tour<p>Our 10 minute interactive tour is for parents of pre-teens and young teens (10 to 14 years). It has plenty of tips and …

Teens

The Bargain at the Heart of the Kid Internet

A proliferation of free, entertaining online content often leads parents, kids, and tech companies to overlook—or worse, disregard—data-privacy laws.<p>On Tuesday, joining the dozens of lawmakers asking Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook’s data practices, Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts posed a …

Privacy

If your child wants to be a star, ask yourself these questions first

​There are kids who are just natural performers. You know the ones – they take the opportunity to entertain whenever they can.<p>For some, that desire …

The Never-Ending Task of Shielding Black Kids From Negative Stereotypes

Many black parents vigilantly curate the books, movies, and toys their children are exposed to—with mixed success.<p>A few years ago, when the former pro football player Martellus Bennett was looking for books to read to his young daughter, he was disappointed by his options. He had trouble finding …

African-American News

Thinking about getting your child the flu vaccine? Here's what you need to know

As we head toward winter, health professionals and the public are anxious about another influenza season like 2017, when record numbers of …

Engaging Parents in Digital Homework

Ensure Equity of Access Before You Begin<p>First of all, research connectivity in your school’s community; homework should not compound inequity. Even …

Teaching

Should we buy our 10-year-old daughter a smartphone?

Say no for now, but she can have one at high school if you think she is mature enough, says Annalisa Barbieri<p><b>Our oldest daughter is in year 5, a sensible and independent 10-year-old and she wants a smartphone. She is already an owner of a dumb-phone, as she walks to the local shops by herself and</b> …

Behavior

New research: Teachers deeply concerned about digital devices, but parents take rosier view

Teachers and parents are at odds when it comes to how much they think digital devices are affecting children’s mental and physical health, according to new research by Gallup.<p>When asked, “Do you believe that students’ use of digital devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers has helpful or …

Parenting

How to keep your cool when your teen is challenging you

The teenage years are legendary for their turmoil and conflict. It's a time when personas are toyed with, tried on, discarded and honed, and as much …

Children aren't liabilities in disasters – they can help, if we let them

Our world is becoming increasingly vulnerable to fire, flood and other natural hazards. While our instinct as adults may be to shield children from …

'Free-Range' Parenting's Unfair Double Standard

When poorer mothers and fathers let their children play unsupervised, they come under suspicion.<p>Every few decades, a new idea emerges about the “right” way to raise children. The 1990s saw the rise of the helicopter parent, those anxious middle- and upper-middle-class mothers and fathers who hover, …

Wengie to RackaRacka: navigating the world of Australia's YouTube superstars

You don’t need to attend a VidCon meet-and-greet to be across the fact that young people are watching a lot of online video content; a casual glance around any bus, tram, cafe or quadrangle will reveal smartphones, tablets and laptops glued to favourite channels. The international phenomenon of …

Spanish Language

Five tips to help you make the most of reading to your children

Reading to your child is one of the most successful ways of instilling a love of reading in them. But in our recent study, more than one-quarter of …

TORRENS MOOC AUTISM | Torrens University

Torrens MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) The Voices of Autism <b>30 APRIL – 1 JUNE</b><p>Voices of Autism MOOC is a completely free online course available to …

So you yell at your kids? Forgive yourself

As parents, there are days when it seems impossible to make it through without yelling. Sometimes our kids leave us no other choice. They misbehave, …

Practicing for Enlightenment With Video Games

Meet the Zen and Bruce Lee disciples who approach fighting games like a martial art.<p>I am determined not to let anyone see it, but my hands hurt. A lot. It’s like the day after a particularly horrible session at the gym, but with all the pain focused into my thumbs and fingertips.<p>The flashing …

Martial Arts

Teens Are 'Juuling' At School. Here's What That Means

The most popular product in the booming e-cigarette market doesn’t look like a cigarette at all.<p>The Juul, a trendy vape that resembles a flash drive …