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'Watching Television' Means Something Different for Today's Kids

'Watching Television' Means Something Different for Today's Kids

03.14.2014
There seems no question that for young people who have all of these different platforms as viewing options, "watching television" is starting...
Seeing Depression in the Wrong Light

Seeing Depression in the Wrong Light

03.13.2014
Depression affects one out of five Americans and is poised to become the biggest source of worldwide disability. Why is depression reaching...
Is Technology Worsening Our Basic Restlessness?

Is Technology Worsening Our Basic Restlessness?

03.13.2014
We need to stay fiercely aware of its power to steer us away from our true needs. We must remain mindful of our own minds and careful not...
Pediatrician Changes His Stance On 'No Screen Time' Rule For Babies

Pediatrician Changes His Stance On 'No Screen Time' Rule For Babies

03.13.2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a firm recommendation in 2011 that babies under 2 should not interact with screens. But now,...
Mind Your Mobile Manners: Your Kids Are Watching

Mind Your Mobile Manners: Your Kids Are Watching

03.13.2014
Mobile manners are passed down and although they should be dictated by common sense, daily instances of egregious tech etiquette seem to...
How to Bring Presence to Our Modern, Digitized World

How to Bring Presence to Our Modern, Digitized World

03.13.2014
Presence is a state of being that invites us to link a wide range of differentiated aspects of our lives into a harmonious and ever-emerging...
6 Ways to Help Your Teens Cope With Social Media Stress

6 Ways to Help Your Teens Cope With Social Media Stress

03.13.2014
Maintaining a certain image isn't anything new for adolescents. What is new is having to think about it 24 hours a day.
Can We Talk About Hashtags?

Can We Talk About Hashtags?

03.12.2014
Can we talk about hashtags? I know I'm an #oldfart, and if for a nanosecond I forget that wee fact my teens remind me in a flash #geezermom....
Push the Green Button

Push the Green Button

03.12.2014
Early on in my post-divorce life, I realized that there were a few changes to the dating game since I last played. The addition of technology...
10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns

10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns

03.11.2014
First and foremost, why jump straight to banning? Handheld devices are the "Swiss Army Knife" of modern life: a safety device to keep in...
3 Things Kids Need to Know About Yik Yak

3 Things Kids Need to Know About Yik Yak

03.11.2014
San Clemente High School and its 3,000-plus students were one of the latest victims of a Yik Yak attack. "Yik Yak" is a new social network...
Seeking Serenity On A Screen

Seeking Serenity On A Screen

03.11.2014
For most of us, smartphones can seem more a constant source of stress than a path to serenity. But more and more people are using their...
How To Turn Off Your Phone, Shut Down Your Computer And Totally Unplug Every Single Week

How To Turn Off Your Phone, Shut Down Your Computer And Totally Unplug Every Single Week

03.11.2014
Suddenly, like revelation at Sinai, Shabbat started to make perfect sense. Those 25 hours became a respite from my mounting schoolwork,...
What Many Parents Are Really Paying Attention To During Meals

What Many Parents Are Really Paying Attention To During Meals

03.10.2014
By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some parents pay more attention to their mobile devices than the kids they're supervising...