The Key to Increased Motivation and Focus in Children and Teens

DOPAMINE The Key to Increased Motivation and Focus in Children and Teens Have you ever wondered why children and teens seem to be so addicted to their smart phones and other devices? Parents are frustrated with their children’s lack of attention and motivation but what do their devices have to do with this? The answer is found in science!   Often referred to as the “motivator molecule,” dopamine is a “feel good” chemical that is released in the brain which helps us focus and feel motivated. When dopamine levels are low, it can result in symptoms such as difficulty focusing, […]

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Here is a great article on different questions to ask your kids how their day at school was. These avoid the “fine” or “good” answers: 25 Ways to Ask Your Kids ‘So How Was School Today?’ Without Asking Them ‘So How Was School Today?’

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Back to school means not only getting school supplies ready, but also getting our children ready in case they get bullied. Here is a great article on the warning signs that your child may be getting bullied or is a bully themselves. Check out this article on signs that your child is dealing with bullying at school: Signs Your Child is a Bully or Being Bullied 

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