Tablets and Toddlers are a Poor Mix

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The toddler is seen working magic as she presses the screen and squeals in delight as the screen changes.  Later, the same toddler can be seen furiously swiping her finger across a magazine and looking fully dismayed that the magazine is not “working” the right way. This is a description of a popular video on YouTube and begs the question, “When is an appropriate time…

Homeschool Teens and Risky Behavior

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

This episode focuses on the status of homeschooled adolescents and their engagement in risky behaviors. We are featuring a journal article this week titled Homeschooled adolescents in the United States. The author noted how public schools have broadened their mission beyond academics to also address risk behaviors such as substance use, delinquency, and socialization problems. However, adolescents who are homeschooled do not receive such interventions.…

Sleep Problems in Urban Minority Children

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

This episode focuses on sleep problems in urban, minority early school-aged children. We are featuring a journal article this week titled Sleep problems in urban, minority, early-school-aged children. The authors used 160 mostly Latino parents that lived in urban areas and asked them about the level of sleep problems their 5 to 6 year old children were experiencing. They found that 94% of the parents…

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