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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How many times have you gone to a kid's birthday party, and gotten a mass email as a thank you? It seems like this is norm lately, and I have to admit, it bugs me. If I bought your child a present, wrapped it threw it into a five dollar gift bag with tissue paper, and then endured screaming kids for two hours on a sugar high at the indoor bouncy place, I think I can expect, at … [Read more...] about 5 Ways For Moms To Have Manners In A World of Technology
It's almost time for soccer tryouts so kids all over are practicing dribbling, kicking and running to get in shape and ready to put on a stellar performance for their perspective coaches. We have a few items that can really help with training. DribbleUp Smart Soccer Ball This is seriously a clever tool to really take your child's game to the next level. The app uses … [Read more...] about Technology Must-Haves For Soccer Training and Conditioning
Two events occurred last week in my area that are sure to terrify parents everywhere. First, two Virginia Tech students were charged with kidnapping and killing 13-year-old Nicole Lovell, a Virginia seventh grader who used social media to escape bullying after surviving a liver transplant earlier in her life. Second, also in Maryland, a 22-year-old church and school … [Read more...] about Technology Terrors and Our Kids
As technology continues to develop at a breakneck pace, I found myself pondering the incredible advances that have been made since I was born in 1967. In today's world, our lives are techno and if you’re not in it or on it, you’re just not with it. Not only can we talk to our friends and family near and far, we can video chat, send a quick text, remember someone’s … [Read more...] about Don’t Let Technology Desensitize Your Kids