What causes it, and how to fix it. A few months back, I spent the afternoon at the park with a dear friend and his nine-year-old twin boys. While Brad and I savored a day away from our computers and phones, his boys became more anxious as the afternoon progressed, punctuating our walk with choruses of “I’m bored!” Why did three hours of sunshine without ipads, phones, … [Read more...] about Does Your Child Suffer from Technology-Induced Anxiety?
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This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Family Link app from Google and the Mom it Forward Influencer Network and all opinions are mine. It seems like no matter what I do I can’t catch a break. I have little time to sleep, and less time to run around and make sure the girls aren't on their tablets or phones longer than the allowed time. And even worse is the … [Read more...] about Family Link App To Manage Your Kid’s Screen Time
I’m hoping to inspire you to do a little house keeping. It’s time for spring cleaning, and by that I mean cleaning out the clutter, both physically & mentally. Decluttering our mental space is most important, and we must learn to reset our minds and create space for a positive daily thoughts.That negative voice inside you that tells you you can’t do something, and … [Read more...] about Spring Cleaning and Summer Slim Down
It would be no exaggeration to say that the Internet has totally changed the way we communicate and connect with one another. This is true of friends, business associates and families. When used well, the Internet allows us to communicate and connect more meaningfully with those around us. However, if we are not careful, the widening array of digital across our kids’ lives can … [Read more...] about Three Things To Consider As Fathers in the Digital Age
Each year, one of the administrators from the middle school tells a story to incoming parents. The story involves a chrysalis that is struggling to turn into a butterfly and a kind person who, after seeing the painful process, decides to help remove it from its binds. The problem is that it is in the very process of breaking free that the butterfly gains the strength that it … [Read more...] about Focus On Resilience In Wake of School Shootings