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Why Summertime Shouldn't Mean More Screen Time

Diana Graber | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

Staring down at your phone for the greater part of the day can't be good for anyone. Yet short of prying those devices from the hands of our kids (hard to do when most of us have our own phone in the other hand), there's got to be a way to help them live a more balanced life.

How to Be a Fun Dad But Still Be in Control

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

As a dad, I constantly feel torn between needing to be a strict "Tiger Dad" vs. wanting to be a "fun dad." On the one hand, I have a responsibility to protect my kids. On the other hand, I want to have close bonds with them, to share in their lives, and not to be the bad guy all the time.

For Kids to Play Well in the Same (Digital) Sandbox, Parents Must, Too

Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD | Posted 01.27.2013 | Parents
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD

Think about how powerful it will be if we all stop doing things like texting and driving, putting away the digital devices at dinner, and not using our cell phones in public spaces. Think about how powerful it would be if we started paying attention to the offline connections that matter.

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Just how connected are our kids today? According to Pew Research, close to 100 percent of teenagers aged 12-17 are online, and 80 percent of those kids are on social media sites.

Rise in Social Media Correlates with Safer Experiences for Teens

Larry Magid | Posted 02.14.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

Here's a shocker for some. By two important measures, teens are safer online now than they were before the advent of social media. The good news comes at a time when the majority of American youth are using social media, most notably Facebook.

Is Accepting a Child's Facebook Friend Request Opening Pandora's Box?

Monica Gallagher Sakala | Posted 12.06.2011 | DC
Monica Gallagher Sakala

Among the many questions to ask regarding the growth of such young kids on Facebook, one in particular seems to be overlooked: Should adults be accepting "friend" requests from children?

Teach Kids Healthy Social Media Habits by Having Them Yourself

Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education
Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD

With school around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about the type of digital home you want to have and inch towards a more healthy one.