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We Unplugged for a Week and Survived

Jennifer Lovy | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Lovy

Right around the time I was ready to lock up our iPods and iPads because my kids were always using them, a local parenting magazine was looking for a few families to unplug for a week and share their experiences. I'm pretty sure I was the first person to sign up.

16 Signs You Really Need To Put That Phone Down Right Now

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Chances are, you spend most of your waking moments (and even some of your unconscious ones) tethered to your smartphone. You might even casually accus...

Plugged-in Takes on a Whole New Meaning

Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn | Posted 05.29.2015 | Hawaii
Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn

When people ask me how we enjoyed our spring break this year, I will proudly admit that our family had a marvelous time being plugged in... to each other.

Our 'Slow Tech' Family iRules

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 03.01.2015 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

There will be days, events, outings and holidays when we all commit to being device-free. Sometimes it feels nice to go for a walk without bringing the hundreds of people we know along with us.

'School Is Out and My Kids Just Want to Watch TV!'

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

I've said it before and I'll no doubt say it many times again: You cannot hope to parent effectively if you are afraid of upsetting your children.

What Helps Kids Focus Better -- and Why They Need Help

Daniel Goleman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Parents
Daniel Goleman

I saw a group of kids in a fast food joint having lunch. Instead of talking and just having fun together, they were each absorbed in a tablet or smartphone. They may as well have been alone.

6 Reasons To Step Away From Your Screens Today

Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living

Summer's first true holiday weekend is a upon us and with it, many people have plans to cook out, go to the beach and see family. But we at HuffPost H...


Dan Yaccarino | Posted 06.28.2013 | Parents
Dan Yaccarino

I want my kids to be able to use all of the amazing high-tech tools available to them. But I also want them to realize that there are other tools and other ways to communicate. I want them to know that their options are not limited to what's on the scroll down menu in an application.