Tag Archives: screen time

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 […]

Your Child’s Better Than You When It Comes To Technology

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You may not know your upload from your download, but you can still be a great digital parent. Worried that your child knows more about tech than you do? Of course, they do. They were born into a digital world and probably learned to swipe before they could stand. For you, it’s different. You had to […]

Handling Digital Defiance

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Digital rules are a bit like smartphone screens. Sooner or later, they’re going to get smashed. The important thing is how you handle the repairs. What’s the right way to react when your child pushes back on the online boundaries you’ve set – or out-and-out defies your screen-time rules? It’s a situation virtually every digital […]

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 […]

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 […]

Your Child’s Tech Fatigue

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This spring Zoom was fun when it was novel and then after a while, Zoom fatigue set in! Staring at a screen is exhausting for adults and kids alike! There’s a lot of mental energy to required to learn through Zoom which is different from face to face learning and then there’s overall tech fatigue. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Digital Well-Being Guidelines

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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. QUESTIONS TO ASK OURSELVES: What thought, feeling, or impulse led […]