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Technology and Children: Growing Up In the Digital Age

The invention of smartphones in 2007, together with other handheld devices such as tablets, has created a huge digital gap between parents and kids born in 1995 and after. Digitally speaking, these kids are “digital natives” while their parents, most of who were born in the 80s or earlier, are “digital immigrants. The parents know something about technology, but not enough to match their kids, hence the huge digital discrepancy.

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How to Moderate Screen Time for Small Children

Gen Z and Gen Alpha children grow up with a constant companion: screens. Even if they don’t get to have their own for a long time, they’ll most likely have at least on TV, a few LapTops, Desktops, phones, and tablets surrounding them at all times, constantly tying down their attention. These screens, technologies, and gadgets are not only a distraction for the children but an invitation for the parents to make dealing with them easier. If they’re tired, fussy, or just loud and in the way, they’re stuck in front of the TV, or given a tablet or a phone as an “easy way out”.

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Most Common Injuries Children Might Suffer During Sports activities

Even though we are obsessed with our children’s health in every possible way, we must accept the fact that sometimes they are bound to hurt themselves. It’s just the natural progression of their growth. It might seem cruel and hard to let them experience these displeasures by themselves whilst we only observe, but it’s a necessary form of evil that we must endure. Even so, it’s a good idea to be prepared for injuries your child might endure during his learning time. For that reason, here are a couple of common injuries a child might suffer during sports activities so you’re able to mitigate the damage of the said injuries.

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How to Make Going To The Dentist Less Scary For Kids

Successfully getting your nervous child to the dentist’s office can be a difficult endeavor! With the bright lights, pointy instruments, and masked strangers, it’s understandable that children can find going to the dentist to be distressing. This doesn’t change the fact that you need to instill good oral care in your tiny humans. Let’s talk about some ways you can make the dental appointment a little bit easier on your kids and on yourself.