Get this: U.S. teenagers now spend a whopping NINE HOURS A DAY using media. That’s more time than most spend sleeping, learning, or hanging out with us. The nine hours includes watching TV, videos and movies, playing video games, listening to music, and checking social media. New research shows that some 13 year olds check social media 100 times a day. Girls spend 40 minutes … [Read more...] about Three Tips To Help Tame Our Kids Tech
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Why Does Everyone Need Mom When The Phone Rings?!
Nothing can make a calm and quiet house turn into a destructive war zone faster than the ringing of a telephone. Every member of the household can be completely consumed in their own activity until mom receives a phone call and suddenly the whole dynamic of the home is turned upside down in an instant. Whether it be a leisurely call from a family member or an important call … [Read more...] about Why Does Everyone Need Mom When The Phone Rings?!
Breaking Difficult News To Your Kids Over The Holidays
Holidays with family are supposed to be joyous, right? Especially the ones we’re heading into right now. Well, like so many parenting myths, not always. Our parental instinct is to protect kids from bad news, at the holidays and at all times. But sometimes, it’s better to teach our kids how to handle challenging news. And to help them find the inner resources to deal with … [Read more...] about Breaking Difficult News To Your Kids Over The Holidays
How to Teach Your Kid to Marry the Right Person
When I was a girl, my parents taught me to play tennis, to ski, to ride a bike and drive a car. What they never taught me: how to have a healthy romantic relationship. They gave other feedback freely – validation of my love of reading and black raspberry ice cream, and fair punishment when I stole my best friend’s new ballet shoes. But my parents never once offered a comment … [Read more...] about How to Teach Your Kid to Marry the Right Person
Holiday Eating When Your Child Has An Eating Disorder
Turkey. Pumpkin pie. Hannukah gelt. Eggnog. Christmas cookies. Sounds delicious, right? Essential elements of holiday joy? Except when your child has an eating disorder. When you have a child with anorexia, bulimia, overeating or orthorexia, even ordinary meals are torture sessions. Your child gets anxious if you watch what they eat (or don’t eat) too closely – so you … [Read more...] about Holiday Eating When Your Child Has An Eating Disorder