Teens Happier When Hanging Outside with Friends, Not on Their Phones

Parents have been complaining about their kids’ smartphone use for quite some time. Before smartphones, it was video games. Before video games, it was computer games. Before computer games, it was television. For decades, technology has been stealing kids’ attention and preventing them from spending time outdoors. Today, technology ‘addicted’ teens would rather sit in…

What are Energy Drinks Doing to my Kid?

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) released a warning letter against energy drink consumption in children and teens through a published statement in the journal Current Sports Medicine Reports. Children and teenagers are still relatively small in body size and their metabolism is especially high, which makes consuming energy drinks especially dangerous for them.…

Biofeedback is Like a Videogame for Kids, Effective in Treating Anxiety and Depression

Games work for kids. Turn anything into a game and you have their undivided attention. Making otherwise tedious activities entertaining tasks makes adolescents more willing to engage. Studies have found that fun entertainment as a form of learning is more effective in some areas. One area where this was recently tested was in the use…

Encourage Your Kids to Plug into Music, Not More Technology

Daniel Levitin is the expert on how music affects the brain. His bestselling book This Is Your Brain On Music highlighted the many ways the brain reacts to music. With Fast Company, Levitin discusses his new book The Organized Mind and how the brain is suffering as a result of technological interactions. For example, Levitin…