Video game addiction, is it real?

If you ask children how they love to spend their spare time, many of them would say, “play video games.” But why do  children love them so much? Is video game addiction real?

Video game addiction is increasingly being recognized as a problematic and potentially harmful addictive behavior. According to some studies it would appear that the excitement of video games causes the brain to release. a an addictive chemical. For any parent who has seen the enthusiasm by which some kids play video games, this news is no surprise.

Roughly 1 in 10 children who play video games are at risk of becoming pathologically addicted to them, found a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.

In a recent study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), researchers found that kids that are pathological gamers play an average of 31 hours a week. The gamers displayed higher levels of depression and other mental health issues than those that played fewer hours. You can read more about this study at Video game addictions lead to depression and anxiety.

David Wheeler suggests for parents to involve their kids more in physical activities like walking, or going to the gym with them.  The AAP recommends that elementary school age children engage in no more than one hour of screen time a day, and high schoolers no more than two.

If you have an Au Pair, you don’t have to worry anymore. The Au Pair monitors your children activities and spends time with them doing many activities together- like swimming or playing sport games, making crafts projects or drawing,  playing with small children or storytelling.

Au Pairs are enthusiastic, motivated  young adults with child care experience. They enjoy doing many things with host family’s children, keeping them busy with useful things, teaching them and having fun together. Here is a cookie class. Enjoy!

Happy New Year

Dear Friends!

Wishing you and those you love all the good

fortunes of life, health, happiness

and peace throughout the New Year!

The New Year is a prefect time for a new start of making certain promises and taking resolutions. The New Year trivia is a time when people take certain resolutions that they swear to follow throughout the year. People wait to welcome the New Year with joy and excitement is in the air on New Year.  http://www.123newyear.com/new-year-trivia/

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called “Opportunity” and its first chapter is  New Year’s Day.
– Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Good Luck with your book!

Thank you to the Au Pair for the love and commitment to the kids and much more…

Dear Au Pair,
In this week of Thanksgiving, here are many reasons –  that the Host Families are thankful for.

Our special Thanks for all your love and commitment to our children.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH

…for willingness to come into our lives

…for sharing your adventure with us

…for being an essential member and valued addition to our family

…for your hard work to care for the kids

…for your patience and understanding

…for inspiring and teaching kids every moment

…for being a positive role model for the kids

…for opening kids’ eyes to the world outside of the U.S. and helping them to learn a new language

…for giving us an opportunity to relax, have a date and time for ourselves

…for cooking delicious dishes from your country and sharing with us the secrets 🙂

…for willingness to help when we were too timid to ask you

…for  capturing the treasured memories and pictures of our family 🙂

…for unforgettable cultural experience you brought into our home

Thank you for what you have given to our family!

Thank you for being outstanding an Au Pair 🙂

Thank you again, and again, we love you……… and Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Would you also like to say thank your Au Pair for something??  Come join.

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