Not the better choice. Take it down, please. That’s the short, efficient text message I’ve sent more times than I can count over the years while monitoring and coaching my kids’ online content choices. My daughter is now a senior in high school with her eyes fixed on college. And while she can take credit…Read More
Do You Ever Ask Yourself These Questions: Is social media/technology hurting my kid? How much screen time is too much screen time? What age is appropriate to give my kid a smartphone? Is my kid’s usage on their smartphone linked to issues they are experiencing? If you’ve ever wondered any of these things, you are…Read More
Sexting is not only an adult thing. At the educational conference in London, Mandy Saligari, the director of the Harley Street Rehab Clinic, announced that many of her 13-year-old patients think that sexting is appropriate. For the record, sexting is sending the sexually explicit material (videos, photos, text) to another person. In the United States,…Read More
Let’s take a quick journey together, going back in time to your adolescent days. Do you remember that time? Who did you hang around? What did you do with your free time? What kind of nonsense were you getting into? I don’t know about you, but “back in my day” life seemed simple. I played…Read More
Welcome to part 2 of our discussion on Smartphone Anxiety and Depression. If you missed part 1 or if you forgot some info, please go back and re-read the blog due to this being a series of blogs that build on each other. But to briefly recap part 1, we talked about how smartphones…Read More
Last but certainly not least, here we are at part 3 of our discussion on Smartphone Anxiety and Depression. If you missed the first two parts of this series or if you forgot any info, please go back and re-read the blogs due to this being a series that build on each other. To briefly…Read More
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