A few weeks ago, during a conversation about the ways in which technology has infiltrated our lives, someone suggested that I watch a particular episode of Black Mirror, the Netflix series that is billed as the updated version of The Twilight Zone. In the episode, a mom, frightened when her preschool daughter wanders off from the playground and disappears for a short time, … [Read more...] about Parents: Just Because We Can Doesn’t Mean That We Should
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Is your child easily distracted? Does homework that should take 45 minutes end up consuming two hours? If so, you are probably a frustrated parent. Chances are you have learned that punishing inattentive behavior doesn’t work. The question is: What works? Here are some ideas that might do the trick for you. Set Up the Correct Type of Study Space Most inattentive … [Read more...] about Are You Done Yet? How Parents Can Help Their Easily Distracted Kids!
The following post was in partnership with Zynga. It would be hard to find an adult who hasn’t played Words With Friends, in fact, it is one of the world’s most popular mobile word game. The developers of this highly engaging game decided to take it one step further and create a fun and engaging experience for students called Words With Friends EDU. Words With Friends … [Read more...] about Words With Friends Reimagined For Students + iPad Giveaway
It’s bad enough being a kid with helicopter parents. They can hover over your childhood and adolescence, warping the normal process of growing up, and inflicting enough damage for decades of therapy. In October 2015, the website Reddit asked readers what was the “worst or most embarrassing” thing their parents had put them through. The answers are hilarious – and chilling – and … [Read more...] about Helicopter Parents – And Their Longterm Consequences
It seems like every week there’s a new teen sexting story making headlines. Last week, a sexting “ring” involving roughly 100 high school students in Canon City, CO, revealed that these kids were not only trading nude images of themselves, but were – GASP – hiding them behind vault apps, which password protect and hide images and videos behind seemingly innocuous apps. While … [Read more...] about Teen Sexting: Why Parents Shouldn’t Wave the White Flag