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Family Technology

Digitally Present... Physically Absent?

Shruti Eva Saini | Posted 07.21.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Shruti Eva Saini

Digital connection fosters human connection. To the point where it sometimes becomes difficult to have the latter without the former enabling it. That's a pretty profound place for us, a society of social connectors, to be in.

Electronics and Anxiety: A Family Affair

Dr. Kathleen Trainor | Posted 05.19.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kathleen Trainor

While we typically feel compelled to respond to the constant barrage of emails, texts, calls, etc., we are not connecting in a meaningful way. And ironically, if we try to extricate ourselves from our gadgets, we often feel anxious that we are missing something important.

Why You Need to Get Involved in Your Child's Digital Life

Dr. Kathleen Trainor | Posted 02.10.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kathleen Trainor

Giving your child a cell phone and access to the Internet without very strict supervision is like giving your child a car without teaching the rules of the road. It is dangerous and irresponsible.

How Is Technology Affecting Your Family?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 11.12.2013 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

As a parent, sometimes it's hard to know how to handle technology in our own lives, yet alone the lives of our children. What are the benefits? What are the costs? When is it too much?

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...

UNPLUG!

Dan Yaccarino | Posted 06.28.2013 | Parents
Dan Yaccarino

I want my kids to be able to use all of the amazing high-tech tools available to them. But I also want them to realize that there are other tools and other ways to communicate. I want them to know that their options are not limited to what's on the scroll down menu in an application.