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What to do if you’re being bullied on a social network

Bullied on social media

Bullying on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat or TikTok With the increase of social networking sites, online activity and messaging apps, cyberbullying is on the increase. Most of the apps and social networking sites are for people aged 13 and over. They also state that bullying, abusive behaviors which includes harassment, impersonation and identity […]

Digital Well-Being Guidelines

Girls happy with technology

In this unprecedented time, technology has become part of our social fabric in a deeper, more intimate way than ever before. For many of us, technology has been a social lifeline. Unfortunately, our increased reliance on technology doesn’t diminish the challenges and dangers it poses. Instead of trying to remove all screens from our lives, […]

Bonding With The Right Questions

Mother Bonding With Child

Parent : How was school today? Child : Ok, Not too bad. Parent : What did you do? Child : Nothing much, lessons. Parent : Have you eaten? Child : I am not hungry. Sounds familiar? They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. […]

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 […]

Creativity Is More Than Just Exploring Online

Children being creative

Creativity is much broader than coming up with ideas. Creativity Is Action! What does it mean that creativity is action? It means that creativity goes beyond thinking, as commonly thought by laypeople and implicit in the choices of creativity researchers. Creative thinking tasks are the most common measures in experimental studies (studying many questions, from […]

Technology aside, connect and bond with your children

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We all crave those close moments with our children that make our hearts melt. Connection is as essential to us parents as it is to our children, because that’s what makes parenting worth all the sacrifices. That connection is also the only reason children willingly follow our rules. Kids who feel strongly connected to their […]

Lets build healthier relationships with technology!

Family bonding together with technology

How can we build healthier relationships with technology? While, of course, social media has its benefits, it has also taken over young people’s relationships and is constructing their daily reality—homework, weekend plans, flirting, friendship, their sense of self and belonging—all within a system that is designed to capture and monetize our attention. In this unprecedented […]

Your Child Can’t Handle Stress Alone

stressed-up

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 […]

Conversing with Your Child

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Try not to let your conversations about screen use end up in an argument. Like many controversial topics, discussions around technology will have the power to gain or decay trust. Most importantly, by listening with CARE and responding with LOVE, you will head down the route of building trust. The elements of understanding, respect, and […]

A Healthy Tech Environment for Your Baby

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Did you know? 80% of brain development occurs in the first three years of life. Talking, reading, singing, and playing with your baby sets them up for a lifetime of success. What does your baby need to grow their brain and develop spoken language? • Lots of talking. The more words your baby hears, the […]