Today I give tips and ideas for reaching beyond the screen and making a point of bringing your kids and teens to events and places they wouldn’t naturally gravitate toward. Also, I share with you a very short (6 min) documentary I made that few people have seen and just happens to be one of my most favorite pieces.Read More
In a world where parents can't always agree on what's best (let alone couples who are divorced or separated), an unwavering joint effort can be harder than it sounds. Thankfully, there are a few methods that can make calm compromise more likely.Read More
Spending more time talking with youth about all the cool things on screens paradoxically makes them more receptive to talking about ways to limit screen time.Read More
30% of adults and the same percentage of youth report that they argue daily about screen time at home. I have suggestions about how to put more joy into parenting given the added stress that comes with the tech revolution.Read More
Many influencers have been calling on technology companies to redesign their products to make them easier for parents to parent around. Industry insiders are finally publicly requesting that tech companies make changes.Read More
Fortnite is the latest video game grabbing youth’s attention. Today I offer some ways to help open a conversation with your kid about it and how to figure out how much time playing this game is too much.Read More
When a family with 4 kids take all screen time limits away for the weekend, it becomes clear how important limit setting is. Making and enforcing rules around tech time can be taxing, but for most, it is essential.Read More
How do we get our kids and students to talk with us and think more deeply about the content of the “TV shows” they watch? In today's Tech Talk Tuesday I share 2 strategies I use with my own teens.Read More
Do your kids sneak and lie about tech time? Today we explore why kids lie and offer tips to manage this dishonesty.
The main finding is alarming: The majority of middle schools (55%) allow students to carry a cell phone on them all day. Only 45% of middle schools require students put their phones away for the day. Yet, our survey found parents want something different.Read More
The big buzz word these days is AI—Artificial Intelligence. Some of these home devices are very helpful, especially for the elderly. But, I do have concerns about their affect on the very young.Read More
Does your kid freak out when screen time is up? Intense reactions to turning off video games are becoming too common. I have some suggestions on how to handle these situations.Read More
Tech Talk Tuesday #18
Do you talk to your kids about their social media experiences?
Summer break is upon us and even though our kids won’t be on campus with their friends every day, they can keep the social scene alive on their favorite social media sites.Read More