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Teenagers and Smartphones

Making Time for Face Time, Spontaneity and Solitude

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Tanya Schevitz

My parents are the worst!" says one fourth grade boy. "My mom and dad are always checking their email or texting people. And if I try to ask them something, they're like--" he turns his head slightly away from me, looks down and puts his hand up like a crossing guard signaling, STOP.

How Should Parents Handle Their Teenagers' Relationship To Technology?

Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Just about anyone can observe that teenagers have become essentially inseparable from devices like smartphones and tablets, but what's less certain is...

Call Me Mean (Maybe): Why I Won't Get a Smartphone for My Teen

Lisa Rinkus | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents
Lisa Rinkus

Why would someone with a laptop, an iPod, a cellphone and free access to the Internet need a smartphone too? I also ask if she can think of an instance when getting to the Internet at all times is absolutely necessary for someone her age.

Does Your Kid Know How to Communicate?

Andy Braner | Posted 01.08.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

It doesn't take any work to be a mom or dad; you're just given that title when you have a kid. But when you become a parent, you take on the responsibility to guide, mentor, train and provide ways for your child to become all he or she was created to be.