On Monday nights when our girls were growing up, Cathy and I would take them to the Golden Spoon for frozen yogurt after dinner. The weekly yogurt run was part of our family identity --- part of what made us who we were. Even the neighbors knew our routine and sometimes shouted to-go orders as … Continue reading Celebrate Your Family Identity
Let's face it. It's hard to be a parent now more than ever because of smartphones and social media. How do you keep up? One way is to stay in touch with other parents going through the same thing. If you are interested in meeting once o twice a month please let me know. We … Continue reading Parent Discussion Group
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJyHmoSeHog Kids may "sext" to show off or prove their love. How to discuss the consequences. By Caroline Knorr Sexting among teens is, unfortunately, pretty common. Many parents are shocked to hear how casually teens discuss how prevalent it is. And, while experts differ on statistics, a 2009 study conducted by Pew Internet & American Life Project confirms sexting … Continue reading Talking About “Sexting”
By Gary Thomas How (and Why) to Stop Asking God to Change Your Spouse While working on my book Cherish: The One Word That Changes Everything for Your Marriage, I interviewed a woman who told me about an amazing marital “exercise” she put into practice. She spent an entire year working on her husband’s Christmas present. What … Continue reading How (and Why) to Stop Asking God to Change Your Spouse
By [reposted by] Jim Liebelt *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay. Teens who are glued to their smartphones and other devices are unhappier than those who spend less time on digital media, new research finds. The study can’t prove cause-and-effect, so it’s not clear if teens are made unhappy by … Continue reading Culture Post: All That Smartphone Time May Be Making Teens Unhappy
Posted by [reposted by] Jim Liebelt · February 5, 2018 Published in , Culture, Parenting, Social Media, Technology *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on TechCrunch. A coalition of child health advocates has published an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg calling for the company to shutter Messenger Kids: the Snapchat-ish app … Continue reading Child Health Advocates Call for Facebook to Shutter Messenger Kids App
Tips for using your device intentionally and being a great digital role model By Sierra Filucci 2/1/2018 Topics: Cell Phone Parenting, Facebook, Instagram, and Social, Healthy Media Habits, Technology Addiction As adults we're pretty savvy when it comes to advertising and commercials. Those juicy cheeseburgers or shiny new cars look pretty appealing, sure, but we … Continue reading Control Your Phone. Don’t Let It Control You.