Thought-provoking NY Times article about the effects and potential risks of parenting while constantly connected to technology. Most of the recent research and scholarly articles have focused on risks associated with children and teens use or abuse of electronics and gadgets. However, one researcher indicates feelings of hurt, jealousy, and competition are pervasive when parents stay continuously plugged in.
I’m fascinated by the continued string of well-controlled, scientific studies on the benefits of exercise. It just keeps getting better. We now know that vigorous exercise has proven just as effective as antidepressant medication in the treatment of anxiety, stress and depression. It improves self-esteem and controls weight not to mention the plethora of physiological and other health benefits. Now it is linked to better academic grades. Get your kids and teens moving!