The Protective Factors - Parenting Skills

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Aug 14, 2020 9:29:06 PM

Parenting Skills & Childhood Development

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Topics: For Parents, Quality Time, protective factors

Pokemon Go: Good or Bad?

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jan 10, 2018 12:00:00 AM

As Pokemon Go continues to sweep the nation, it’s inspiring more than Pokemon masters to take notice. Parents everywhere are starting conversations about whether this latest game craze is good--or bad--for kids’ health and development.

Some parents fear that the app is a poor excuse for quality time. Others simply worry about the sheer amount of hours their kids are spending hunting Pokemon!

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Topics: For Parents, Adolescents/Teens, Quality Time

Quality Time at The Kitchen Table

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jan 8, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Did you know that one of the most critical indicators for a child’s success is the kitchen table? Researchers at the National Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University found that kids who ate with their families five times a week were far less likely to have problems with substance abuse, and were more likely to earn better grades. 

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Topics: Communication, For Parents, Early Childhood, Tweens, Adolescents/Teens, Quality Time, Set for Success, Child Development

Scheduling Quality Time with Your Kids

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on May 23, 2017 12:00:00 AM

We totally get it. Life gets hectic and finding time to even take a breath is sometimes difficult. But with the sun hanging in the sky longer and longer each day, finding that extra time is becoming a little easier.

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Topics: For Parents, Quality Time, Families, Family Time