Should you Check your Child's Phone?

If you have a child under 16 with a smart phone (or any other device that goes online) you should be checking it on a regular basis... Isn't that an invasion of their privacy? Yes! But when it comes to kids online - you need to make it clear that their privacy has significant limitations - and here's why... - More than a third of children (as young as 8) have used their full name, a photo in their school uniform, or their phone number and address when chatting, playing and posting online. - 1 in 3 high school students are actively online between 10pm and midnight (mostly unsupervised). - Many online kids game sites (such as Roblox) enable chatting and messaging between the players, however,

Is your child getting enough Sleep?

Recent studies confirm that sleep is the necessary flip-slide of the ability to learn! These studies show that while we sleep the brain actually prunes it's wiring, discarding connections that didn't work so well and streamlining the ones which got the job done. After a day of learning new skills and information, a child's brain can fine-tune the connections in up to 80% of their brain during that night's sleep... SO... getting enough good quality sleep is actually essential for restoring and fine-tuning the brain connections we use to keep learning... Delayed, interrupted, and insufficient sleep compromises learning. If your child is not getting 8-10+ hours of quality sleep, their learning