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This Could Be Hurting Your Preschooler's Sleep

This Could Be Hurting Your Preschooler's Sleep

03.10.2014
By Tara Haelle It may be tempting to park a child in front of the TV for a couple hours a day. But that peace and quiet may backfire...
Technology for 70-Year-Olds: Catching Up, Keeping Up -- Or Not

Technology for 70-Year-Olds: Catching Up, Keeping Up -- Or Not

03.10.2014
As we graduated to each succeeding generation of typing devices, from manual to electric to computer-controlled, we felt modern. It became...
Aloneness: A Continuing Plague

Aloneness: A Continuing Plague

03. 7.2014
As our culture moves faster and faster in search for more and more sterile ways of being human, I wonder if it's time we step away from...
I Turned My Smartphone Off For 72 Hours and the World Didn't Explode

I Turned My Smartphone Off For 72 Hours and the World Didn't Explode

03. 7.2014
I discussed with my husband, and we decided to book a trip to New Hampshire to one of those really old hotels (think The Shining without...
Cyberbullying Protection: Coaches Reaching Out to Be a Cyber-Arm

Cyberbullying Protection: Coaches Reaching Out to Be a Cyber-Arm

03. 6.2014
Coaches, like librarians, can become someone we rely on to offer our kids an education on cyberbullying prevention and awareness. Bullying...
10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

03. 6.2014
s a pediatric occupational therapist, I'm calling on parents, teachers and governments to ban the use of all handheld devices for children...
Here's Convincing Photographic Proof That Unplugging Can Enhance Every Aspect Of Your Life

Here's Convincing Photographic Proof That Unplugging Can Enhance Every Aspect Of Your Life

03. 6.2014
A growing body of research -- and plenty of anecdotal evidence -- suggests that excessive use of technology can take a serious toll on...
This Ad Gives New Meaning To The Term 'Digital Native'

This Ad Gives New Meaning To The Term 'Digital Native'

03. 5.2014
Here's a commercial that features a newborn using a tablet to Google "how to cut the umbilical cord," then grabbing a phone to upload a...
The New Power Generation

The New Power Generation

03. 5.2014
The girls you see superglued to their phones aren't just distracted or self-involved, as teenagers are often dismissed as being. Those...
When Your Body Says 'No More Screens'

When Your Body Says 'No More Screens'

03. 5.2014
It hurts to do my job, lift my daughter, carry grocery bags, or make it through the day without popping Advils. The message my body is...
I'd Rather Lose My Ford or My Finger Than My Phone

I'd Rather Lose My Ford or My Finger Than My Phone

03. 4.2014
In case you're wondering how kids today think, new research enables us to answer that question and see how absolutely different they are...
Why Texting Rules: The Silver Lining Parents Are Missing

Why Texting Rules: The Silver Lining Parents Are Missing

03. 4.2014
Texting with your kids can be a very, very good thing if you allow it to be. It is an excellent way to make a connection, touch base for...
55 Toddlers Who Were Not Satisfied With Their First Selfies

55 Toddlers Who Were Not Satisfied With Their First Selfies

Jessica Samakow  03. 4.2014
It's a phenomenon that this generation's parents are very familiar with: The Toddler Selfie Mosaic. You know, when your children who can't...
6 Ways To Manage Your Kids' Technology Use Post-Split

6 Ways To Manage Your Kids' Technology Use Post-Split

03. 4.2014
Technology use and overuse in children is here to stay. Likewise co-parenting between ex's will exist as long as divorce happens. The more...