In the wake of the Varsity Blues Scandal everyone is asking the question - how did modern day parenting get here? Obsessive-compulsive behavior in parenting is nothing new. However the terms used to describe it have evolved. First there was the “Tiger Mom”, which morphed into “Helicopter Parenting” and now this has turned into “Intensive Parenting” - the latest and greatest of … [Read more...] about Are You Guilty Of Competitive Parenting?
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Parents primary technology concern used to be with the amount of time children spent in front of the TV, but now smartphones and portable devices make the amount of time your child spends in front of technology virtually limitless. Even though these devices can be very stimulating and engaging for your child, they may cause serious problems within your household. For example, … [Read more...] about How to Set Healthy Screen Time Limits for Your Kids
My son recently said to me, “The Internet thinks of autism as stupid people. Stupid and autism go hand in hand, on the Internet.” What? I asked him to clarify that statement. And, he did. He said, “When I read things on the Internet about autism, it seems like autism is called things like stupid. On the Internet. I’ve seen it a bunch of times. The Internet thinks … [Read more...] about What the Internet Thinks of Autism
This article is in partnership with Uncle Ben’s. Growing up we had dinner at 6:00pm every night. Mom cooked, and everyone ate what was on their plates. Fast forward a few decades and dinnertime has changed. Whether it’s because kids have more extracurricular activities, parents have competing work schedules, or easier access to take-out food – there seems to be less … [Read more...] about The Importance of Family Dinners
You log into Facebook just to check what friends and family are up to and if they’ve posted any new photos. It doesn’t take long before an hour or more has passed where you are clicking on photos and articles, liking posts, and commenting. How many times in a day or week do you find yourself scrolling through other people’s posts and checking pages of people you don’t even … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons To Spend Less Time On Facebook