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No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?! Jodi Unplugged -- Part 1

No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?! Jodi Unplugged -- Part 1

08.29.2014
When my smartphone went dark, my PC succumbed to malware and my old TV conked out (must things always happen in threes?), I was forced...
The 'Kill Switch': A Win For Privacy Protection and Public Safety

The 'Kill Switch': A Win For Privacy Protection and Public Safety

08.28.2014
SB 962 will provide especially important protections for our children, who are among the most avid smartphone users and often do not take...
Two Ideas to Help You Nail Your Next Meeting

Two Ideas to Help You Nail Your Next Meeting

08.28.2014
By taking just a few moments to refrain from cramming one more thing on your device before a meeting, you could have a much more productive...
25 Ways To Keep The Summer Camp Dream Alive For Your Kids This Fall

25 Ways To Keep The Summer Camp Dream Alive For Your Kids This Fall

08.28.2014
Start by taking all of their electronics and tech items. If they want to text a friend, they'll have to write a letter. They'll complain...
Could We Disconnect For Just A Moment?

Could We Disconnect For Just A Moment?

08.26.2014
Put down the phone. Be present and be in the moment for just one day. Enjoy the conversation of those that are physically with you, those...
Kids' Screen Time May Be Messing With Their Emotional Intelligence

Kids' Screen Time May Be Messing With Their Emotional Intelligence

Jacqueline Howard  08.26.2014
Sure, your child can read emoticons. But a provocative new study suggests that all that screen time is making it hard for children to interpret...
Doin' the 2-Step When Your Stepkids Are Ruining Your Marriage

Doin' the 2-Step When Your Stepkids Are Ruining Your Marriage

08.25.2014
Most parents will admit that their darling, little angels have, at one point or another, caused a riff in their relationship. Raising...
What Happens When Kids Go Cold Turkey from Their Screens for 5 Days?

What Happens When Kids Go Cold Turkey from Their Screens for 5 Days?

08.22.2014
Does all this time staring at screens, which may take time away from looking at faces, change the nature of what we learn about the social...
My Son Taught Me How To Swim... Again

My Son Taught Me How To Swim... Again

08.19.2014
I intentionally relate with my son in a way I can't quite seem to figure out while at the dinner table, bedtime, walk, playground... you...
Kids and Technology: Can We Ever Really Keep Up?

Kids and Technology: Can We Ever Really Keep Up?

08.14.2014
There is still one realm where we are ahead of our kids, and that's in "life skills," which are sorely needed--believe it or not--in digital...
The Powerful Habit That Helps Kids With Homework

The Powerful Habit That Helps Kids With Homework

08.12.2014
Many wonderful parents across the United States were kind enough to open their doors to me so that I could observe their family routines...
A Textual Relationship

A Textual Relationship

08.12.2014
People hardly talk on the phone these days. We text. Send pics. Tweet. But can you really get to know the essence of a person in these...
Is Your Child Old Enough To Text And Post Online?

Is Your Child Old Enough To Text And Post Online?

08.11.2014
In this world of instant messaging and constant contact, you may be tempted to say whatever comes to your mind in a given moment. Don't...
Through the Looking Glass: How Entertainment Media Just Gets in the Way

Through the Looking Glass: How Entertainment Media Just Gets in the Way

08.11.2014
While some apps are educational and have some merit, there is something to be said about putting limitations on the time we spend with...