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Bullying and internet safety are top health concerns for parents

Each year, the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asks a national sample of adults to identify health topics that are a “big problem” for children and teens. The Top 10 health concerns for children for this year were: Bullying/cyberbullying (61%) Not enough exercise (60%) Unhealthy eating (57%) Drug abuse (56%) Internet safety (55%) Child abuse and …

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Is Rest Time Chaotic Time?

Most full time programs that include children under five years old schedule a nap or rest time as part of the day. An important component of the day, rest time gives children the chance to physically rest and emotionally unwind. This midday break can go a long way in helping children stay healthy, alert and emotionally centered in the afternoon. …

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How Technology Has Made Parenting Harder

By: By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer Cellphones, tablets, video games and computers — the average youngster has logged thousands of hours on digital technologies by the time they leave home. And all these technologies have changed the way parents do their jobs. Though digital technology allows parents to entertain or keep tabs on their youngsters, for the most part, all of these …

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