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Why your kids might be able to see better if they play outdoors more often

Why your kids might be able to see better if they play outdoors more often There are many health benefits to kids playing outdoors, not the least of which is preventing myopia. wavebreakmedia/www.shutterstock.com Karla Zadnik, The Ohio State University and Don Mutti, The Ohio State University The ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring […]

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Don’t use technology as a bargaining chip with your kids

Don’t use technology as a bargaining chip with your kids How often do you take away your kid’s phone? RoongsaK/Shutterstock Joanne Orlando, Western Sydney University Do you take away your teenager’s phone to manage their behaviour? Maybe when they arrive home late from a party or receive a bad report card? Confiscating, time-limiting or permitting additional access to technology has […]

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Want smarter kids who sleep through the night? Feed them fish, a new study says

A new University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing study found that children who ate fish regularly scored nearly five points higher on a standard IQ test that measures cognitive function in children. The kids who favored fish over traditionally kid-friendly items like, say, chicken fingers and fries, also slept better and had fewer sleep interruptions. The…

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Cooking with kids: Making mac and cheese from scratch, for the first or the 1,000th time

If your household includes children, you likely lost count long ago of the number of bowls of macaroni and cheese you’ve made, ordered at restaurants, microwaved or poured out of a box. As if by some collective agreement, the stuff becomes locked into our food psyches from an absurdly early age, the very definition of comfort…

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Michelle Obama Thanks Chance The Rapper For Giving Back To The Community

  Former first lady Michelle Obama on Monday took to Twitter to laud Chance the Rapper’s decision to donate $1 million to Chicago Public Schools after he was not entirely happy with the outcome of his meeting with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. “Thanks @chancetherapper for giving back to the Chicago community, which gave us so much. You…

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