3 Step Road Map for Mental Health Hack When Tragedy Hits

Dr. Delaney Ruston – There is so much pain happening right now in the US due to the tragedy of the hateful shootings in Buffalo. Our kids are learning about this tragedy and feeling the grief.  How to help their mental health during such events?  Today, in keeping with this month of Mental Health Awareness, … More 3 Step Road Map for Mental Health Hack When Tragedy Hits

In a World of Happy Posts — Why Expressing True Emotions is So Important

Dr. Delaney Ruston – In the spirit of  Mental Health Month, it is paramount that all kids know that mental health issues affect us all. Our emotional lives are so complicated. The pressure youth feel to exude certain feelings can be intense. A significant portion of my book Parenting in the Screen Age is devoted to mental … More In a World of Happy Posts — Why Expressing True Emotions is So Important

How has Covid Impacted Youth Screen Time? Part 1

This month, Common Sense Media (CSM) released its latest nationally representative survey of 8 to 18-year-olds regarding time spent on screen-based media. This is specifically about screen time unrelated to classroom or homework time. They surveyed 1,306 youth in October 2021, when most youth had returned to in-person schooling. The last such survey occurred in … More How has Covid Impacted Youth Screen Time? Part 1