Some interesting research related to children
I have not written an article this week, but I wanted to share some research I came across. This is relevant to parents of teens and tweens.
- Another reason to keep tweens’/teens’ personal electronic devices out of their bedrooms. This study found that one in five children lose sleep over social media. A quote from the article: “This night-time activity is making teenagers three times more likely to feel constantly tired at school than their peers who do not log on at night, and could be affecting their happiness and wellbeing.” You may find the full article at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13676261.2016.1273522
- In addition to the obvious benefits for physical health, moderate to vigorous activity was associated with less symptoms of depression in middle childhood – another reason to encourage your child to be physically active! https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/01/05/peds.2016-1711