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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It’s January and in my job helping brands market to you, that means it’s time for experts to announce what the “new” marketing-to-moms trends will be for the new year. And every year for the past several, the “new” thing has been the same “old” thing: dads. A lot of chatter in the marketing-to-moms space is whether marketers’ efforts are too narrowly focused on moms as … [Read more...] about He Said, She Said: Helpfulness At Home
In 1994, I got my first modem. It was my first year of law school, and the magic of having the entire law school library in my own bedroom was astonishing to me. I remember feeling so cutting edge. That summer, working at a law firm, I got my first taste of an intranet - sort of an IM within the firm (which I completely abused, using it solely to banter with the other summer … [Read more...] about Facebook, Vine, Kik And The Email Dinosaur
Nearly 2 million home burglaries are reported in the United States each year, and the majority of these burglaries occur in the summer months. The scariest part of this statistic for parents is the summertime rise in home break-ins typically correlates with when their children are home without an adult. A recent U.S. Census Bureau report illustrated that 7 million of the … [Read more...] about Prepare Your Kids for Summer Burglary Season
Yes, it's true! Since 1986, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has recognized Jan. 21 as National Hug Day. So, get rid of any lingering personal-space issues you may have and give someone a hug today! Research has proven that human contact is essential for healthy social, psychological and physical development. Babies who receive regular physical contact gain … [Read more...] about It’s National Hug Day!