Excessive Screen Time for Children – What does the research say?

What does the research say about excessive screen time for children? Yesterday, we reported the survey results on screen time and young children. The overwhelming majority of professionals and parents agreed that screen time is negatively affecting a child’s ability to be ready for school. This week, JAMA Pediatrics, published a large study on the effects of excessive screen time and children.

What does the research say about excessive screen time for children? Yesterday, we reported the survey results on screen time and young children. The overwhelming majority of professionals and parents agreed that screen time is negatively affecting a child’s ability to be ready for school. This week, JAMA Pediatrics, published a large study on the […]

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Effects of Car Seats on Infant Leg Movement

Nowadays, babies are spending more and more time in car seats.  Families are busy running to day care, extra curricular activities for siblings and the stores. When the baby is buckled into the car seat, all too often parents just transition the car seat to the next location and plop the car seat in the […]

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Association Between Muscular Strength and Cardiometabolic Risk in Adolescents

Pediatrics published research on the gender-specific independent association between muscular strength and cardiometabolic risk clustering in 1421 children.  The researchers used a principal component analysis to determine the pattern of risk clustering and to derive a continuous aggregate score (MetScore) from various cardiometabolic risk factors (i.e. % body fat, blood pressure, etc), body mass index (BMI), […]

Expressions of Childhood

Depending upon a child’s age and stage of development, expressions of childhood are constantly changing. As my own children move through their stages of development, there are many stages that I wish would never end. One expression of childhood that is in the forefront of my mind is collections. Creating and acquiring collections provide opportunities […]