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Your Kids Need You, Not More Screen Time

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In this digital era, a phone is more interesting than anything else. It can give you anything that you need. Be it to find an answer, reconnect with old friends or to booking transport to another location. However, is it really all that good? Do you find yourself neglecting those who are around you and […]

Integrating Classroom Technology For Your Child Is Important

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At no other point in history does technology have more of a place in the modern classroom than today. Change can be scary, and exponential change even more so. Such is the reality facing teachers as technology continues to develop a foothold in the modern classroom. But why should educators choose not to fear using […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]