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Head of School’s Tip of the Week (October 13, 2017)

To help your child become an autonomous and resilient learner:

Limit the amount of time she/he spends in front of a screen.

Please ensure that your child:

  • Spends less than one hour a day playing video games;
  • Turns off all technology one hour before bed time (TV, smartphone, tablet, games).

“Calm is an entirely different state from being mesmerized by some movie or video game. When a child is calm, she/he is relaxed, aware of what is going on inside and around her/him, and engaged.”

 “For many children with attentional issues, the barrage of rapidly changing images, loud noises and bright colours deployed by these (video) games keeps them glued but acts as a brain drain, providing brief but exhausting jolts of energy that is dysregulating – like junk food for the brain.”

 – Stuart Shanker, psychologist, researcher, professor and self-regulation expert

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