eParenting & Parenting in the 21st Century

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

Transgender kids are bullied all the time. The White House is helping the bullies.

If there has been one defining trait of the first month of the Trump administration, it’s bullying. Americans have watched their president turn on some of the country’s most vulnerable populations, including Muslim refugees and travelers and the judges who rule in their favor, as well as …

LGBTQ

Top students more likely to smoke pot, drink alcohol, study says

(CNN)British teens with the highest test scores are less likely to smoke cigarettes yet more likely to drink alcohol and smoke pot compared with teens with lower scores, according to a study published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal Open.<p>Although some people believe smart students simply …

Cannabis

Cultural exploration main factor for teenage study abroad interest

Three-fifths of teenagers have considered studying abroad but the majority have concerns about safety and security, according to research that …

Digital skills matter in the quest for the ‘holy grail’

<i>As part of the European Commission</i> <i>Study on the impact of marketing through social media, online games and mobile applications on children’s</i> …

Why teen brains need later school start time

Why do teenagers need more sleep? Jens-Olaf Walter, CC BY-NCMillions of high schoolers are having to wake up early as they start another academic …

Education

This divorced dad's brilliant post about his ex-wife is going viral - for all the right reasons

<b>For once in the history of the internet, a man's Facebook rant about his ex-wife is actually quite heartwarming.</b><p>Boston-based Billy Flynn Gadbois …

Marriage

I gave my tween daughter a phone, and I have no regrets about it

I steeled myself for a world of worry when I presented my 12-year-old daughter with a phone for her birthday. She, on the other hand, squealed with …

Parenting

Is year 12 actually worth it?

Year 12 is the metaphorical mountain put in front of every school kid when they enter the schooling system.<p>Many attempt to scale the peak. Some pass, …

Education

Why helping at home is good for kids

Next time your child complains about chores, tell them it’s for their own good.<p>Giving children meaningful household tasks and the autonomy to …

Australian Universities

Game therapy: serious video games can help children with cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood physical disability, affecting more than 34,000 Australians, and more than 17 million people …

Australian Universities

'If I don't get an ATAR of 90+, Mum will run me over': The secret life of an HSC student

"If I don't get an ATAR of 90 plus I'm dead, my mum will honestly run me over, no joke she will."<p>Angela Zhang stared down the barrel of the camera in …

Mobile Devices Are Bad News For Your Child's Posture, But These Tips Help

Before you get defensive, this article isn't about judging you on how much time your kids are spending on their iPads. We'll leave the parenting to …

Parenting

Beyond ear buds and eyerolls: Nine ways to make travel with your teen fun - Travel

Travel

Dad's warning about popular game after he found sexually explicit messages in his 8 y/o son's Ipad

Iain with his two boys. Source: Supplied<p>A mortified dad has expressed serious concerns over an online game – marketed at children - which allows …

Parenting

KQED

Dr. Brené Brown has become famous for her speaking and writing about vulnerability, worthiness, shame and the other important emotions running …

Empathy

Is a Teen Depressed, or Just Moody?

The hardest questions pediatricians must routinely ask teenagers at checkups are those about depression and suicide. But they aren’t optional; we have to ask them, every time.<p>From 2005 to 2014, the prevalence of depression — that is, the chance of having a major depressive episode over the course …

Depression

What Does Living Near One's Parents Do to a Person's Career?

It could be helpful during bouts of unemployment, but it’s also associated with lower-paying work.<p>In the 20th century, one of the standout features of the U.S. workforce was Americans’ willingness to chase economic opportunity to new cities, regions, and states. Geographic mobility makes for a more …

Employment

Swipe right for new 'mum friends'

Technology reporter, BBC News<p><b>A new app aimed at mothers has launched in London and New York, aimed at helping mums build friendships.</b><p>Peanut adopts the format of dating apps such as Tinder where mothers upload profiles and pictures and "swipe" to register their interest in each other.<p>Co-founder …

Johnson & Johnson

A Secret of Many Urban 20-Somethings: Their Parents Help With the Rent

Almost half of people in their early 20s have a secret, one they don’t usually share even with friends: Their parents help them pay the rent.<p>Moving into adulthood has never been easy, but America’s rapidly changing labor market is making it harder to find economic security at a young age. Skilled …

College & University

Why We Should Stop Asking Kids What They Want to Be When they Grow Up

While I was putting my son to bed the other night he was uncharacteristically sad and when asked what was wrong, he said, “I don’t know what I want …

The week two wobbles: kids are feeling lonely at school, and it's getting worse

It’s the Pisa result nobody’s talking about – Australian students are increasingly feeling isolated in their school communities<p>Week one, it’s all excitement and expectations and the prospect of making news friends, or seeing the old. Week two? It’s a classic time for students to get the wobbles at …

Education

Revenge, recognition and the disturbing trend of live-streamed suicides

Just like that, Naika Venant was live.<p>The 14-year-old girl was on Facebook, broadcasting from a bathroom at her foster home in southeastern Florida. Then, she was hanging from a scarf tied to a shower’s glass door frame — a deeply painful and personal moment playing out so publicly on social …

Facebook

Youth watching porn have unrealistic expectations, research shows

A Kaitaia woman researching youth pornography habits says one of the biggest risks is the unrealistic expectations created when it is used as a form …

New Zealand News

Quiz: How well do you know teen internet slang?

One of the purposes of children's slang is to stop adults from being able to understand what they're saying.<p>From acronyms such as "KMS" and "MIA" to number codes like "99", the majority of adults cannot decode the meanings of kids' online conversations.<p>Recent research shows that 85 per cent of …

Teens

Exercise Is ADHD Medication

Physical movement improves mental focus, memory, and cognitive flexibility; new research shows just how critical it is to academic performance.<p>Mental exercises to build (or rebuild)attention span have shown promise recently as adjuncts or alternatives to amphetamines in addressing symptoms common …

One mother's story of how a paedophile groomed her 11-year-old

You have many jobs as a parent: to provide, to educate, to show love. The list goes on, but fundamentally the most important job of all is to keep …

Learning Together: A Parent Perspective on the Early Learning and Educational Technology Brief

It was no surprise to me to find this entry from my husband’s second grade school journal. As parents of two young children (ages 2.5 and 6 months), …

Parenting

What to do with a controlling 7-year-old?

<i>Q: My son is 7, and basically every day we argue with him about getting dressed. He often asks us to dress him, which of course we don’t do. Every night when he brushes his teeth and goes to the bathroom, he asks for or demands company in the four minutes it takes to complete those tasks. When he</i> …

Parenting

A horribly bullied teen committed suicide. Now his former Dairy Queen boss has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

High school wasn’t easy for 17-year-old Kenneth Suttner.<p>“A lot of people, kids, made fun of the way — basically everything about him,” his best friend Lexie Graves testified, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune. Suttner was overweight and spoke with a speech impediment: two prime targets for …

Crime