Why Teens Are Attracted to Dangerous Viral Challenges

Teenagers are notorious for engaging in reckless behavior, and probably have been doing so since humans first walked the earth. It wouldn’t be surprising to learn of prehistoric teens taunting wooly mammoths. However, the rise of social media has inadvertently elevated risk-taking, in the form of viral challenges. Participating in these dangerous viral challenges have … Continue reading Why Teens Are Attracted to Dangerous Viral Challenges

How to Properly Introduce Technology to Your Kids

In our modern, tech-infused society, it seems like children are practically born with a smartphone in their hands. How many of us have seen toddlers sitting in their strollers casually tapping and swiping on their parents’ digital devices like pros? How many tweens are walking around with their own smartphones? Let’s face it: tech is … Continue reading How to Properly Introduce Technology to Your Kids

New Devices at Home? Start a Technology Contract for Kids

Did your child receive new devices in the new year? Devices are often a tricky area to approach to navigate as a parent. How much is too much screen time? Am I depriving my child of value learning opportunities by taking away their devices? What’s the social need for children and online connections? These questions … Continue reading New Devices at Home? Start a Technology Contract for Kids

Too Much Screen Time for Kids? 7 Easy Tips to Manage Devices at Home

Children aged 8 to 12 spend, on average, nearly 6 hours per day exposed to media - watching TV, playing video games, online messaging, or listening to music online. The internet can be an enriching and educational resource for kids, but excessive exposure can lead to harmful effects. What do you do about it? Especially … Continue reading Too Much Screen Time for Kids? 7 Easy Tips to Manage Devices at Home

9 Holiday Shows and Movies (And More) to Inspire Gratitude

A meaningful holiday season is more about spending time with loved ones and creating meaningful memories than about shiny new toys and presents. Research shows focusing on gratitude regularly and mindfully can improve physical and emotional health, strengthen immune systems, and increase overall well-being and happiness. But, how do we get our children to cultivate … Continue reading 9 Holiday Shows and Movies (And More) to Inspire Gratitude

Using Digital Media to Teach Kids About Gratitude

Thanksgiving is about counting our blessings and expressing appreciation. But should being grateful be reserved for just one day a year? So many studies now show a gratitude mindset, when practiced daily, can lead to happier lives. What a wonderful skill and muscle to develop as a family and with our children. The holidays can … Continue reading Using Digital Media to Teach Kids About Gratitude

7 Ways To Encourage Mindful Technology Usage at Home

Research shows that children ages 5-16 spend an average of at least six hours a day on their screens. Children having this level of accessibility to screens and devices at home is a relatively new phenomenon, but research already indicates that too much screen time negatively impacts children. Since access to devices and screens aren’t … Continue reading 7 Ways To Encourage Mindful Technology Usage at Home

The 10 Types of Cyberbullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and schools across the United States are standing up against bullying, and educating on prevention. But before we work to prevent it, it’s important to understand what cyberbullying is. 10 Types of Cyberbullying 1. Exclusion Exclusion is the act of leaving someone out deliberately. Exclusion exists with in-person bullying … Continue reading The 10 Types of Cyberbullying