eParenting & Parenting in the 21st Century

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

Parents: 24/7 CEOs of our kids’ lives

Share selection to:<p>These days I run strength-based workshops for schools, workplaces, and parents around the world. I’ve found that no matter what …

Parenting

Kids' vitamin gummies: unhealthy, poorly regulated and exploitative

There are many brands of kids’ “gummies” on the market. They are promoted as deliciously flavoured and a great way for growing bodies (and fussy …

Nutrition

The silent tragedy affecting today’s children

Why is Australian 15-year-olds' financial literacy declining?

Around a fifth of 15-year-olds in Australia do not have basic financial literacy, according to a new OECD Programme for International Student …

Education

Toby Manhire: dangerous tripe of the anti-vaxxers

I remember one especially long, anguished and beer-soaked argument about vaccination, in a pub in Leytonstone, East London, at some point in the …

New Zealand News

From live streaming to TOR: new technologies are worsening online child exploitation

<i>This story contains detail of child abuse some readers may find disturbing.</i><p>Ease of access to technologies such as live streaming is increasing the …

Surveillance

Family car is travelling confessional

The car has become one of the best places for honest conversation<p>A British study has found that the family car is becoming a travelling confessional, …

Parenting

'I Don't Know How to Handle This.' Parents Discuss Fears After Manchester Attack

Iris Azulai's 17-year-old daughter, Carmel, recently attended a large concert in Tel Aviv of the Argentine singer Lali. Given Israel's history, the …

Guns N' Roses

When mum or dad is an alcoholic

<b>One in five children in the UK are said to be negatively affected by their parents' drinking, and the effects can last well into adulthood. Four women - Karen, Liz, Hilary and Lynne - spoke to Jo Morris about growing up with a parent dependent on alcohol.</b><p>"Some people talk about what books they've …

Alcohol

Advice if you're upset by the news

<b>Some stories reported by Newsround can make you feel sad - but you are not the only one and it's OK to have those feelings.</b><p>Upsetting events often make the news because they don't happen very often.<p>This section gives you some tips about what to do if you are feeling sad about what you've seen, heard …

Want Family Travel to Really Count? Make a Plan

When the first of her three children neared age 8, and school events and sports increasingly demanded the family’s time, Tracy Krechevsky, 52, a teacher in Wellesley, Mass., decided they needed a plan to make the most of their vacations.<p>“We knew the opportunity for traveling together was going to …

Family

Meet 'The Mutants': The students who wear their autism with pride

'The Mutants' assemble gradually.New national guidelines on autism• New guidelines for diagnosing children on the spectrum will be announced in …

Autism

No fruit juice for kids under 1, pediatricians advise

<b>(CNN) —</b> Children should not be given fruit juice before they are 1 year old unless it's advised by a doctor, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.<p>The group had previously advised parents to wait to offer juice until a child …

Nutrition

6 ways parents can foster good technology habits

The hit Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” based on the Jay Asher novel of the same name has captivated teens. While the subject is about teen suicide, a …

Social Media

Four ways junk food brands befriend kids online

If a stranger offered a child free lollies in return for their picture, the parent would justifiably be angry. When this occurs on Facebook, they may …

Junk Food

When Your Child Is a Psychopath

The condition has long been considered untreatable. Experts can spot it in a child as young as 3 or 4. But a new clinical approach offers hope.<p>This is a good day, Samantha tells me: 10 on a scale of 10. We’re sitting in a conference room at the San Marcos Treatment Center, just south of Austin, …

Psychology

Teachers share the most bizarre complaints from parents - Lifestyle

New Zealand News

Increasing strain of schoolwork helps fuel rise in emotional troubles amongst Scots teenage girls

And it found a marked increase in the proportion of 15-year-old girls who felt pressured "a lot" by schoolwork, from 39 per cent in 2010 to 62 per …

Mental Health

Giving a speech can be terrifying. These dogs are here to help.

Devon Wallick had written nine drafts of his commencement speech. He had recited it for his professor, delivered it to his roommate and practiced it in front a mirror “about 1,500 times.”<p>But Wallick, a 22-year-old about to finish a master’s degree in accounting, had not yet rehearsed in front of …

Washington Post

The sex talk isn’t enough: How parents can teach teens about healthy relationships

Parents fret for years about having “the talk” with their kids. That talk, of course, being about sex. But one thing that is getting very lost in those conversations is how to have a healthy romantic relationship. It’s not enough to have the sex talk, we have to have the love talk, too. Without it, …

Relationships

My son has Down syndrome. The GOP’s health-care bill scares me to death.

<i>Allison Wohl is executive director of the Association of People Supporting Employment First, which advocates for employment and career opportunities for people with disabilities.</i><p>The American Health Care Act scares me. I’m scared for all Americans with disabilities. I’m scared for my family. And I’m …

Health Care

Parenting in the age of Trump, Twitter and total chaos

I can't be the only one finding it tricky to parent during all of this.<p>Logistically, emotionally, it feels next to impossible to tune out allegations that your president revealed highly classified information to Russia and focus on, say, second-grade spelling words.<p>And that was just Monday. Of this …

Parenting

Dramatic rise in screen time putting children's health at risk, WHO warns

A dramatic increase in screen time is putting children's health at risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.<p>A rise in social media usage …

Children's Rights

I threw away my 'parental GPS' and you should too

"I always imagine parents are like a GPS – they have set destinations for their children."<p>As the mother of a transgender child, when I read Nevo …

What To Expect When You’re Expecting…Your Son/Daughter To Go To Uni

What to expect, when you’re expecting … Your son/daughter to go to university<p>Not only have I been a university academic (in Australia & Canada) for …

Parenting

New study demonstrates link between music and statistical learning

Children exposed to at least a year and a half of private music lessons have an edge when it comes to detecting patterns in the world around us, with …

Flute
Medicine

Fidget spinners detract from the value of children experiencing boredom

The brain has the magical ability to rewire itself. We live in the world that offers our brains instant gratification, which works just like a drug. …

Parenting

Keeping my kids with diabetes alive costs thousands a year. Trumpcare terrifies me.

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, which would cut Medicaid considerably and allow insurance companies to charge people with preexisting conditions significantly more for coverage. As a mom of four kids — two with Type 1 diabetes, an unpreventable, …

Health Care