Tag Archives: boundaries

When is the right time for a phone?

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It is good to weigh the pros and cons of a cellphone before purchasing one for your child. Then establish clear boundaries upfront. The phone would create opportunities for teens to have private conversations with anyone at any time, without accountability or adult oversight. Because of this, conversations and text messaging can easily become inappropriate. […]

Pornography Exposure

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I can still remember the first time I saw a pornographic image. I don’t merely remember when it happened but I remember what it looked like. That first image was about more than thirty years ago, and till today I still remember it vividly. That first image led to more images and a stronger pull […]

Gaming Addiction

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A whopping 97% of 12-17 year-olds play video games, making it the most popular activity among teenagers. On any given day 60% of teenagers will play a video game in their home. With $12 billion dollars in video games, with sales come concerns that the excessive violence in many of the games leads to aggressive […]

Setting Tech Boundaries

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We all know what the idle mind of a twelve-year-old can become. When I was a pre-teen (without cable television), there was little time for idling in the summer. There were too many forts to be built, ballgames to be organized, and bike rides to the library for my mind to stop before it hit […]

Post Conversation Reflection

It is good to reflect on each of the conversations that happened. CURIOSITY? ☐ Yes ☐ Somewhat ☐ No AN OPEN MIND? ☐ Yes ☐ Somewhat ☐ No RESPECT? ☐ Yes ☐ Somewhat ☐ No EMPATHY? ☐ Yes ☐ Somewhat ☐ No _________________________________ Did you react and respond with : LOTS OF QUESTIONS? ☐ Yes […]