Parenting Skills & Childhood Development
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!
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.
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.