I was chatting with a mom this week about her son who has a diagnosis of adhd, and was suggesting some environmental interventions that might help him with his rage and aggression (he is currently waitlisted). I mentioned research proven techniques for aggression such as reduction in violent media content, increased exposure to movement and […]
A study published in Pediatrics in 2010 found a correlation between the amount of time spent viewing TV and playing video games and subsequent attention problems in adolescence. The authors recommend adding TV and video games to the discussion on attention problem risk factors. The abstract of this study can be found here.
This picture of a 3 year old girl in front of a laptop, is found on the home page of BC’s new educational plan advertising “individualized programs” for students www.bcedplan.ca. Accompanying the push by education governments for increased use of computers with younger and younger children, is the recent government mandated return to work following […]
What would happen if you woke up one morning, and it was all gone…cell phone, computer, iPad, TV. A big earthquake wiped out all power, or a hacker managed to destroy all connectivity. Can you imagine life without technology? How would you do your work, how would you parent your children, how would you relate […]
In order to achieve optimal physical and mental development, children need to move. Yet as adults have become more and more sedentary with their technologies, so have children. Twenty-first century advanced society has one in three children entering school developmentally delayed, one in four obese, and one in six with a diagnosed mental illness – […]