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By Mollycoddling Our Children, We’re Fueling Mental Illness in Teenagers

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

From The Guardian: “If we overprotect kids and keep them ‘safe’ from unpleasant social situations and negative emotions, we deprive them of the challenges and opportunities for skill-building they need to grow strong.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Scientists Develop Sensor To Save Children, Pets From Hot Car Deaths

Friday, November 15, 2019

From CBS 4-Miami: “The device uses radar technology and artificial intelligence to trigger an alarm when an animal or child is detected alone in a vehicle, with the Canadian team behind the product saying it works with 100% accuracy.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Medicaid, Florida KidCare Get Mixed Grades

Friday, November 15, 2019

From CBS 4-Miami: “Health plans fared well in areas such as breast-cancer screenings and annual well-care visits for teenagers, while Florida trailed other states when it came to mental-illness treatment and emergency room visits.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Research Finds Children Benefit From Mixed-Age Play

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

From WMC Action News 5: “Gray found younger children gained academic skills from playing with older kids. They were encouraged to read words they didn’t know and learned math when older kids had them keep score.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.