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Kids’ Brainpower Tied to Exercise, Sleep and Limited Screen Time

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

From The New York Times: “At least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, nine to 11 hours of sleep a night, and no more than two hours a day of recreational screen time were tied to higher mental test scores.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

When Medicines Affect a Child’s Mind and Behavior

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

From The New York Times: “Putting children, especially young children, on psychotropic medications is scary for parents, sometimes scary for children and also, often, scary for the doctors who do the prescribing.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

Childhood Trauma And Its Lifelong Health Effects More Prevalent Among Minorities

Monday, September 24, 2018

From NPR: “When researchers first discovered a link in the late 1990s between childhood adversity and chronic health problems later in life, the real revelation was how common those experiences were across all socioeconomic groups.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

A Pediatrician Talks About Why You Should Get Your Child Vaccinated

Friday, September 21, 2018

From The Washington Post: “It’s cold and flu season, which means day-care facilities and classrooms will soon be filled with sick children performing the latest version of that annual hit, cough cough, sneeze sneeze, achoo. So how do you keep your children safe from the common cold and flu this winter?” Read the full article here.… Continue Reading A Pediatrician Talks About Why You Should Get Your Child Vaccinated

Setting School Culture With Social And Emotional Learning Routines

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

From Mind/Shift: “Educators say this routine is an invaluable way to help students transition from home to school; it helps build a community where students feel cared for, known and ready to learn.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.