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This Family Is Living Like It's 1986

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.03.2013 | Parents

If you want to get in touch with a member of the McMillan family, you can't call them on their cell phones, you can't reach them on Facebook and you c...

Calling All Parents: Should Your Kids Be on the Phone?

Fueled | Posted 08.28.2013 | Technology
Fueled

It's a conversation all parents will have -- it's only a matter of when. It starts with "Puleeeeeeze! All my friends have one!" Kids -- all kids -- want one, badly. The target of their desires, of course, is the ubiquitous, must-have cell phone.

The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child

Cris Rowan | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents
Cris Rowan

Sedentary bodies bombarded with chaotic sensory stimulation are resulting in delays in attaining child developmental milestones, with subsequent negative impact on basic foundation skills for achieving literacy.

See No Evil: Easter, Facebook, and Where the Bodies Are Buried

Eleni Gage | Posted 07.07.2013 | Parents
Eleni Gage

I don't know how long I'll be able to oversee Amalia's use of media. But this weekend brought me a flicker of hope that Amalia may be able to fill her life with enough hope, faith, and love, that, even when she's confronted with an image of evil, she'll know there's light in the darkness.

Is Technology Making Your Children Mindless Instead of Mindful?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.26.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Between the unlimited exposure to technology and the often nonstop, overscheduled lives that so many children lead these days, there is little opportunity for them to ever experience anything that approximates a Zen-like mindfulness or calm.

Technology: Helping or Harming Childhood?

Madison Williams | Posted 02.09.2013 | Teen
Madison Williams

Imagine your life without the latest technology. Imagine it without the Internet. Without a computer. Without a 4G Network. Without a smartphone. Would you be able to survive?

Must-Read Articles On Family And Technology

Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents

Our Screen Sense page will be frequently updated with articles about the intersection of technology and family life. We'll post reports about innovati...

InstaProblem

Jane Buckingham | Posted 08.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Jane Buckingham

Through the years I've found that trends can come from some unlikely sources. But never was I more surprised than when I discovered my (then) 8-year-old son would turn out to be a technology trendsetter.

Digital Natives

David Sable | Posted 08.13.2012 | Technology
David Sable

Far from this being a world of digital natives, we live in a world where age compression on one end and longevity on the other have created -- for the first time that I know -- a continuum of purpose and value between the oldest and the youngest.

Digitizing the Outdoors: Can Gaming Be the Gateway to Nature?

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Danielle Moodie-Mills

If we could entice these tech savvy kids with the natural world through games, not only could we begin to reverse the sedentary indoor childhood trend, but build conservation stewards of tomorrow -- one click at a time.

iPhone: High-Tech Child Abuse?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Parents who use their iPhones as the default means of occupying their children are, at best, doing a disservice to them and, at worst, may be doing some real harm to their long-term development.

Raising Mini-Addicts

Rachel Mosteller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Mosteller

Four years ago, almost to the week, I gave birth to my first child, a daughter. Eighteen short months later, her little brother joined us and I found ...