Author Archives: Angus Whyte

National Teenager Day

This year, National Teenager Day falls on the same day as Incredible Kid Day – or rather Absolutely Incredible Kid Day – so parents and teens get to celebrate two novel holidays on one day: Thursday, March 21st, 2019. You may ask yourself: What is it with all these holidays? Who makes these things up? […]

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National Single Parent’s Day

Some people say parenting is the hardest job on earth. If that’s true, then single parenting is in a category all by itself. And if that’s true, being the single parent of teenage children – well, let’s just say anyone doing that job alone deserves special recognition. This post will focus on them. But first, […]

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How to Help Kids With Anxiety

The latest statistics on anxiety show that anxiety is the most widespread and regularly occurring psychological challenge faced by people in the U.S. No segment of the population is immune. From young children to retired adults, anxiety affects over 40 million people across the country and it’s estimated that the health care bill for anxiety […]

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The Positive Effect of Parenting Programs on Economically Disadvantaged Families

The Legacy Program: Centers for Disease Control Between 2001 and 2009, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia conducted a long range study on one of its key child and family development efforts – Legacy for Children – in order to gauge its effect on the social, behavioral and cognitive development of children born into […]

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Talking to Young Children: Words Count

30 Million Words: Worlds of Difference In 2003, early childhood development researchers Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley published a paper entitled “The Early Catastrophe: The 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3.” In this study, Hart and Risley studied the language acquisition processes of children from 42 families across three different categories: professional families, […]

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Adolescent Self-Injury: An Overview

In honor of Adolescent Self-Injury Awareness Month, which occurs annually during the month of March, we’re helping raise awareness about this important topic by posting useful information here on our blog, on our Facebook page, and in our bi-monthly newsletter. This post offers a brief history of Adolescent Self-Injury Awareness Day and Month, then moves […]

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Delayed High School Start Times in Seattle: Positive Outcomes

In the 2016-2017 school year, the Seattle Public School District took a risk. Based on policy recommendations published in a 2014 report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), district officials implemented a system-wide delay in high school start times. Here’s the AAP claim that triggered the change: “[We] recognize insufficient sleep in adolescents [is] […]

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