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I Come Here For Answers Too

I Come Here For Answers Too

01.30.2015
She's looking at the water and sand, the rocks and trees. She's feeling her divine place. She begs to know what I believe. It's no mystery...
This Is How Insanely Obsessed We Are With Our Smartphones

This Is How Insanely Obsessed We Are With Our Smartphones

Ron Dicker  01.30.2015
If only this cartoon about smartphone obsession weren't so real. "Mr. Selfie" is here to show us that life is passing us by as we fixate...
An Open Letter To Apple From Parents Everywhere

An Open Letter To Apple From Parents Everywhere

01.29.2015
We want to use your products, we just don't want our children to keep losing them... because looking for something nearly as thin as a...
What Happened to My Son's Memory?

What Happened to My Son's Memory?

01.29.2015
I'm mid-conversation with my 15-year-old, and he's filling me in on the happenings of his day. They chose pseudonyms in French class. His...
What Would Steve Jobs Do?

What Would Steve Jobs Do?

01.28.2015
If we're frustrated with not getting our kids' full attention -- much less eye contact from them -- we need to own up to what we're modeling...
What Happened to My Son's Memory? Science Explains Phenomena Affecting Digital Natives

What Happened to My Son's Memory? Science Explains Phenomena Affecting Digital Natives

01.26.2015
As a parenting expert and author, I'm fortunate enough to work with some of the premiere universities and hospitals currently conducting...
Our Illusion of Connectivity

Our Illusion of Connectivity

01.23.2015
Just like the teams that make families in catalogs look just a little too perfect. Just like Photoshop. It's all an illusion. I don't think...
Responding to the President's Call for Student Privacy

Responding to the President's Call for Student Privacy

01.21.2015
Privacy is important but so is helping kids develop new skills, learn about the world, and have fun. When it comes to apps, a little knowledge...
New Surveys: Grown-Ups Love Social Media and Cyberbullying Top Concern for Parents

New Surveys: Grown-Ups Love Social Media and Cyberbullying Top Concern for Parents

01.21.2015
In reviewing both of these studies, I found it interesting that more grown-ups (parents) are now using social media and yet some are not...
Disconnect From Your Smartphone and Rest Your Mind

Disconnect From Your Smartphone and Rest Your Mind

01.12.2015
As the New Year ushers in a time for us to reflect on our past, it also allows us to think about ways to refresh our minds with new, creative...
What's Really Causing Problems on Mom's Phone

What's Really Causing Problems on Mom's Phone

01.12.2015
I have roughly 712 pictures of the wall, the carpet, blurry images of feet and something resembling baby dolls being cooked on my kids'...
Have Smartphones Made Parents Dumb?

Have Smartphones Made Parents Dumb?

01. 9.2015
Sometimes it feels like technology is raising -- or rather -- regressing our kids. We can complain all we want about the tsunami of media...
The Unplugged Assignment: College Freshmen Take the Challenge

The Unplugged Assignment: College Freshmen Take the Challenge

01. 9.2015
Although the majority of the course requires active listening and students use online resources for much of their course work, the "unplugged"...
5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids With Resolutions

5 Ways Parents Can Help Kids With Resolutions

01. 8.2015
Sometimes we are so focused on our own resolutions -- lose 20 pounds, save $1,000, get organized -- that we forget to help our kids work...