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How to nurture your child’s mental health

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=a6b9f73e-414b-4fd4-ae16-970e88056387#.WucccVw-dBw You can’t protect your kids from stress and difficult times. But you can help them develop good self-esteem and give them the tools to cope with adversity in a healthy manner. As parents, we want our kids to be happy. But no matter how hard we try, we can’t guarantee their happiness. What […]

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If your kids are begging for more screen time, make sure it’s not at this time of day

Original source: https://www.popsugar.com/moms/Screen-Time-Before-Bed-Study-44352509 Denying our children screen time can often be met with a temper tantrum, but a new study is proving that we’re actually helping our kids by saying “no,” especially at nighttime. A study from researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine analyzed the impact of screen time before bed on sleep and nutrition, and while […]

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Screen time before bed can disrupt sleep and nutrition in children

Original source: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/screen-time-before-bed-can-disrupt-sleep-and-nutrition-in-children-121117.html Kids who use smartphones and other digital devices before bed may be at risk of suffering from sleep and nutrition problems, a new study suggests. After surveying 234 parents of eight- to 17-year-olds about their kids’ technology use and sleep habits, researchers from the Penn State College of Medicine found that using technology before […]

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Raising drug-free kids

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryID=f072613e-9083-4a7b-a34e-5d2850280544#.Wp7hN1w-dBy When it comes to helping kids steer clear of drugs, a parent’s positive influence, involvement and support can make a world of difference. Drugs are every parent’s concern. Be they illicit substances, like cocaine or methamphetamine, or abused prescription or over-the-counter medications, drugs pose a risk to children from all walks of life. […]

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Spring forward without losing sleep

Original Source: http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/En/News/NewsAndFeatures/Pages/Spring-forward-without-losing-sleep.aspx The second Sunday in March is when the clocks turn forward one hour. For the most part, the time change comes as good news, as it means that warmer weather is just around the corner. But the bad news is we lose an hour of sleep. Unsurprisingly, most families have a hard time adjusting […]

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Screen time at night affects kids’ sleep

Original Source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=18267f4a-e66c-4970-809b-b2a4d395e310#.WphT7R3wbRZ Nearly half of teens don’t get the recommended amount of sleep, according to a National Sleep Foundation poll. And using electronics—including computers, smartphones, tablets and TVs—may be a big reason why. A new report summarizing current research confirms that more screen time is tied to worse sleep. Kids and teens who sleep with a television, […]

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A risky position: Parents don’t always put babies to sleep on their backs

Original Source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=1e06ee8a-bfce-486a-bcd0-226f9976e1d8#.WphTcR3wbRZ Placing babies on their backs to sleep is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)—a leading cause of death in infants. Since the early 1990s, doctors have made that message loud and clear. And their efforts have led to a significant drop in SIDS deaths. […]

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Babies benefit from their own rooms after 4 months, study says

Original Source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=905d43b0-a895-40d8-a5d9-23f8da66a795#.WphS9R3wbRZ Have you heard that babies younger than 1 year should sleep in the same room (but not in the same bed) as their parents? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends this to help reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the leading cause of death for babies between 1 and 12 months […]

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Say goodnight: Getting your child to sleep

Original Source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=72fcb0d0-1b6c-40b9-a727-1df5074a68a6#.WphSph3wbRZ Babies aren’t the only ones who fight bedtime. Here’s a look at what parents can do to help older kids get the rest they need. Kids need a lot of sleep. In fact, by the time they are toddlers, most kids have spent more time asleep than awake. But not all kids get […]

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Longer Gym Class Periods Reduce Childhood Obesity

Article from Medical Daily Requiring more time in physical education in schools is a good way to fight the childhood obesity epidemic, says a new study. More time in gym class actually does reduce the likelihood that young children will become obese, according to a new study published in the Journal of Health Economics. The […]

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