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Deep Reading Matters: Brain Whisper Study Strategy

Deep Reading Matters: Brain Whisper Study Strategy

Does your reading load feel like you are swimming through hardening cement? Are time and volume already closing in around you? Here are some solid ideas to make the most of your reading time to avoid feeling overwhelmed and instead develop critical background...

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Visual Hygiene & Technology; What Parents Need to Know

Visual Hygiene & Technology; What Parents Need to Know

Guest Post by Dr. Patrick Quaid, Optometrist, FCOVD, PhD The Irish poet WB Yeats once said that “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”. I would not agree more, our job as parents and educators is to ensure that our children learn to not...

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Screen-free Holidays Gift Ideas for Kids

Screen-free Holidays Gift Ideas for Kids

2021 and the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s restrictions has continued to bring challenges for families with children who are active and enjoy participating in sports and recreation outside of their home. These restrictions limit their time with teammates and friends and...

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Has Gaming Addiction Stunted My Child’s Emotional Maturity?

Has Gaming Addiction Stunted My Child’s Emotional Maturity?

Envision, for a moment, the unhealthy behaviours you have noticed with your child who appears to have a problematic or addictive gaming habit.  Are they digging in their heels with rebellion and skirting responsibilities with household chores or with school work, or...

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What are the Stages of Gaming Addiction and Why do they Matter?

What are the Stages of Gaming Addiction and Why do they Matter?

As a family member, it’s important to understand that addiction isn’t something a person chooses, nor is it something that occurs overnight. Addiction develops over a long period of time and often sneaks up on us.  And it can take a long time to convince your child...

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Can Regulated Video Gaming Provide Valuable Life Skills?

Can Regulated Video Gaming Provide Valuable Life Skills?

While writing my second book, Cyber Sober; A Caregiver’s Guide to Video Gaming Addiction, I had the opportunity to speak with Paul Dziadzio, a Gameplay Developer from Baltimore, MD, who has been writing the internal code, for ten years, creating the interactions that...

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