Tag Archives: adults

Parenting, Teaching? Don’t forget to Love and Appreciate Yourself.

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For parents, stepping into the shoes of an educator has created a whole new level of appreciation for how hard teachers’ jobs are. The increased admiration is largely due to the role parents are now having to play as stewards of their child’s education. And we’re finding out just how hard it is. We need […]

Teenagers Dating Apps That You Need To Know About

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Is there such a thing as a dating app that doesn’t spell danger for teens? Frankly, we don’t know of any – but here’s a roundup of some of the worst of the worst. If you find your child is using one of them – don’t panic and try not to judge. You want to […]

Your Child Can’t Handle Stress Alone

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Everyone wants their children to be resilient to stress but there is a grave misunderstanding about the origin of resilience. Babies are not born resilient to stress but are born with the ability to become resilient if provided with the right environment. It’s an important distinction. Resilience is the ability to adapt to adversity in […]

Encourage Cyber Wellness

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Every family struggles with screen time. You’re not alone in telling your kids to put down their phones, issuing reminders about dwindling minutes when gaming, and feeling frustrated when requests to get off the computer fall on deaf ears. Some of us have tried to limit minutes using devices that shut off internet access only […]

Has the digital age ruined the elements of childhood?

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Our children and teens are tormented by dangerously high rates of depression, self-injurious cutting, and other serious emotional problems. This generation’s suffering because of the hopeless and menacing cyberworld they inhabit, elementary schoolers are cyberbullied on social media, teens scroll through grisly photos of self-mutilation online. This digital immersion cuts them off from needed family […]

Authoritative Tech Parenting?

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Parenting articles and books have been encouraging parents to form close bonds with their child. But the advice dramatically shifts for the raising of older children, as pop-culture pundits suggest that it’s normal for teens, and even pre-teens, to disengage from their families. “She lives on her phone in her room, But what can I […]

Their Connected World

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Even tech-savvy children need guidance from parents, teachers and other caregivers if they are to maximize the benefits and avoid the harms. The internet can transform children’s lives – for better or for worse. It can open up a new world of entertainment and information and allow children to learn in new and unexpected ways. […]