Tag Archives: conversation

Say No To Racism Online

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Whenever we see injustice, we all have a responsibility to confront it. Every day, no matter our background or our age, every single one of us has a role to play in taking on an unfair system while working to build a new one that truly works for all. Guiding our girls in learning to […]

Dealing With Your Child’s Online Addiction

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How many times have you asked, “can you please do your chores, stop using electronics, finish your homework, or get in the shower”? While some kids may quietly pout and do it reluctantly, others may resist more vocally and exhibit inappropriate behaviour AKA have a total meltdown. Kids who chronically resist what they are told […]

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. […]

6 Reflection Questions about Kindness in the Digital World

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There’s no doubt that the Internet can be a powerful tool for communicating. The digital world creates new challenges and opportunities for social interaction because it amplifies kindness and negativity. The constant connection to each other provides comfort but also creates anxiety. The anonymity afforded to us by the internet fuels crushes and compliments while […]

Delaying Your Child’s Smartphone Usage

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It is a fact that kids do not have the maturity and perspective to manage constant temptation and the social pressures that come with 24/7 connectivity—so the longer parents can delay the first smartphone, the thinking goes, the better off kids will be. When I was researching this story, a friend messaged and said he […]

Your Child’s Social Media Exposure

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Social media is a growing part of the everyday lives of most teens and tweens. I’m sure you’ve experienced a time or two when you couldn’t get your kids attention because of the conversation they were having with others on social media. For the typical teen, social media has become a time-sucking rabbit hole that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cyber Bullying Prevention

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Bullying can take place anywhere and comes in many different forms. From spreading rumours, to posting inappropriate photos, to threatening someone. The first step to helping your child is to be a good listener. Remember, you’re the expert about your own child and also a role model for how to handle difficult situations. Here are […]

Healthy Online Relationships

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Although it’s possible to make great friendships online that can help support your mental health, not every person you meet will be someone you get on with. Consider the potential impact of your words online. It might feel easy to say whatever you want from behind a screen but try to think about how your […]