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Kids and screen time – how much is too much? Many parents are concerned about their kids’ screen time, and it seems that the average screen time is increasing. As a parent myself, I researched the effect of too much screen time on the kids, and several facts surprised me.
Kids allergies can be terrifying and overwhelming – watching a baby’s allergic reaction, particularly to foods that you are feeding. Study shows that as many as 5.6 million children under 18 years of age in the United States alone have a food allergy.
The pandemic has proven to be stressful and anxiety-provoking for adults as well as children. The new norm of masking and keeping a distance from friends and other loved ones can be challenging for young people to understand, but it is essential to keep them healthy.
For parents, the new framework for resolving conflict is to be more supportive and positive with children. They are viewed as competent, capable, and confident learners, and I could not agree with this more. Part of this framework is essential in encouraging kids to think for themselves and have a say in their lives.
According to scientific research, children’s money habits are developed at seven years. This is the critical age, and parents should set positive experiences in saving money and financial independence in their kids.
As parents, we discover that so many of our kids have self-esteem issues and don’t feel as comfortable in their skin as we’d hoped – and planned. The other problem with trying to make everything right for our kids is that we then shield them from developing their resourcefulness.
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