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Amy Williams is a journalist and former social worker, specializing in teen behavioral health. She believes that, in our digital age, it's time for parents and educators to make sure parents and students alike are educated about technology and social media use, hoping to inform others through her writing.

Today’s kids are growing up in an environment where technology is at the heart of almost every daily activity. Unfortunately, with tablets, hand-held game systems and all the other fun gadgets, kids are staying on the couch more often than enjoying activities that encourage them to exercise and move.
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In my case, being an adopted child means more to me than if I had been biologically conceived by my loving parents who were unable to have children of their own. Being an adoptee never came as a bombshell revelation to me but rather was common knowledge throughout my childhood as my parents said things like, “We ordered you from the baby store.”
As of February 2015, according to the Cyberbullying Research Center, 34.4% of teenagers in a high school in the U.S said that at one point in their life, they had been victims of cyberbullying. Today, teenagers and young adults have the ability to reach multidtudes of different social media platforms as well as personal devices and cellphones. Teaching teens to have a positive and appropriate digital footprint is extremely important for parents.
The idea of a perfectly-planned wedding clashes with the idea of kids running around, right? But the two don’t have to be polar opposites! There are many ways in which children and weddings can exist in harmony. Here are some ways to make it happen.
Special education is constantly evolving and adapting to meet the needs of our children and students. Simply consider popular education trend setters like Piaget, Vygotsky, or Reggio Emilia. Each revolutionary had new theories and ideas, but one thing in the learning world is always constant: change.
  “Mom, why am I so fat?,” wailed my nine year old after a basketball practice.
You might love to wear your favorite jewelry but being around kids can make it inappropriate. It doesn’t mean you have to go without looking stylish, though. Here are some tips on how to wear jewelry when you're running around after the kids all day so that you keep your children out of danger. Make it Shiny, Not Flashy
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As Moms, we’ll do anything to protect our children, even going to super-human lengths to save them from harm. Guarding their eyesight should also be high on our never-ending to-do lists, and while we don’t have to lift an automobile off them if they’re trapped, there are some simple things that we can do to help ensure they have a lifetime of better eyesight.
Many of us went camping as kids and have many fond memories of fishing with Dad, roasting marshmallows around the campfire with Mom and swimming in the lake with our siblings. With all of today’s modern technology, communing with nature is more important than ever and there are plenty of families out there still enjoying the great outdoors.
How many sick days does your child use in a typical school year? According to data collected from 2012, it is estimated that 58% of school age children will miss between 1 to 5 days of class every year. Numbers show that 7.5 million children will lose a month of education over the course of a year due to absences. Children are more than likely not sitting in their desks, because of an illness!
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