Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Should the NYT’s 1619 Project Be Taught in Schools? I say Yes!

School districts in Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Buffalo, New York, have decided to update their history curricula to include the material, which posits that the institution of slavery was so embedded in the country's DNA that the country's true founding could be said to have occurred in 1619, rather than in 1776.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

How to Keep your Children Safe Online

Talk to your kids about the importance of protecting their privacy

Make sure your kids know that it's not safe to share personal information online. Specify the information that they can't share: their full name, address, telephone number, email, photos, and school name.
If they're on sites where they're communicating with other users, teach them not to respond to hurtful messages, make plans to get together with someone offline, or open emails from people they don't know.
Explain how the safety rules in the real world are the same in the virtual world. The caution used with strangers in person should match the caution kids use with strangers on the internet. If there's a situation where they feel like they should share personal information of any kind, make sure they know to always ask you first.

Make sure your kids separate the internet from reality

If you're on the fence about the time your kids spend on the net, check out---- How to Keep your Children Safe Online: The Ultimate Guide for the non Techy Parent 

Saturday, July 11, 2020

The Health Effects of Vaping on Teens

Just as parents and teachers could tell the difference between Juul and a flash drive, a new crop of flavored vapes hit the shelves, and these might be even easier to hide. Why? Because they're disposable. That’s right, the tobacco industry has replaced their $40 iPhone of e-cigs, with a $10 vape kids can toss in the trash. (Sorry landfill.) Like Juul, many of these disposable vapes use nicotine salts, high-potency nicotine designed to absorb more quickly. Which should worry you. Because nicotine, in addition to addicting kids, can increase their anxiety, irritability, mood swings, and learning difficulties. Trending brands of disposable vapes to watch for: Puff Bar, Posh, Stig, Mojo, and Twst. Some of their kid-friendly flavors: Blue Raz, Frosted Apple, Mango, Lemon Dessert, Cherry Bomb.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Teens fighting the COVID-19 crisis

​​​​Social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19 can be especially hard for teens, who may feel cut off from their friends. Many also face big letdowns as graduations, proms, sports seasons, college visits and other long-planned events are cancelled or postponed.  Please click on the link and share with a teen in your life ‘Straight-Up Fire’ in His Veins: Teen Battles New Coronavirus Syndrome 
Study: Two-thirds of America's Teens are Concerned About the ...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Helping Children and Teens Cope with COVID-19

Children, teens and even young adults are particularly affected by the intensified uncertainty of our current global health crisis. Those who have already experienced mental health challenges will likely struggle the most. It is vital that we come together, as parents and caregivers, to offer each other support, without judgement.Kids and COVID-19: What Parents Should Know < Yale School of Medicine

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