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From the data we have available so far it still seems that Omicron doesn't cause serious illness in children and the good news is that children over five can get vaccinated and vaccination does proffer a significant amount of protection.
People in this country have no appreciation of how fortunate we are and how easily we could return to some level of normalcy if everybody would just do their part, and I think it is unfortunately going to take sticks because we're all out of carrots.
Even without a clinical diagnosis of ADHD, diminished attentional capacity is associated with poorer function both in childhood and in subsequent adulthood, we know that having a shorter attention span, regardless of whether or not you have a diagnosis of ADHD, is bad.
We know that having a shorter attention span, regardless of whether or not you have a diagnosis of ADHD, is bad.
We can improve ratings to help parents better screen movies, apps, video programs and games. And despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, it strains credulity why prohibiting minors from purchasing games designated as ‘ for adults only ’ by the industry itself is a violation of free speech when the same standard is not applied to pornography or even admission to R-rated movies.
Most Americans do believe that there is a link between screen violence and real world aggression, but they don’t think it affects them or their children - only others. In addition, the media itself often portrays the issue as being contentious, whereas in fact hundreds of studies and several large meta-analyses have shown that there is a definitive( albeit small to moderate) link between virtual violence and real world aggression. It is always possible to find a dissenting scientist( think climate change), but the truth is for the vast majority of researchers, this is settled science.
For parents, the implications are to think twice before starting very young children on medication.
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