Stop letting your kids stare at iPads in restaurants, science says

I love this CNN Health article, especially the beginning when the author talks about how as parents today we all have SO much pressure to do and not do certain things – so perhaps we don’t need any additional expectations or judgements. ZERO judgements here, I post this as more of a thought-provoking exercise around all of our device usage. We are all so busy, that I think any time we have our with just our family to sit and forcibly communicate and socialize in one place is one we have to take advantage of. If there is ONE place we could all put this stuff down and take a break – this is it for me. Great read. #parenting #digitalhealth

Read More

Has the most wonderful past two weeks, which I hope to detail bit by bit over the next few days. First, I wanted to share an experience I had with the most awesome students at The Branson School in California last week. We had some free time to chat about anything and everything, and we landed on the topic of sexting and exploring a side of it we don’t talk about too much (and as parents may not love to think about). I think the takeaway here is the approach to it is super important – not saying we encourage it, but that we listen to their perspective and have a meaningful conversation. Let me know your thoughts – these kids were the real deal! #sexting #parenting

Read More

CBS News

THIS IS HOW YOU DO TECH. THIS is how schools can prepare our kids for a connected world – while encouraging them to use it for good. I watched this and cried like a baby; parents who feel overwhelmed by technology, please know if you steer your kids in the right direction, anything is possible. Giant shout-out to these innovators of the future, our world is brighter with all of you in it. 🤩 #edtech #techdoneright

Read More

Is It Unethical to Post Photos of Your Kids?

A good friend sent this to me, and I think it’s worth the read. I struggle with this on my own social media – with my kids having zero access to social media, is it OK that I’m making a footprint that they have no control over? I like the last statement the best: “And I’m going to have to change my ways, or at least think more carefully about them from now on. What am I sharing? And why am I sharing it? I haven’t figured out the right formula, but I’m glad he spoke up.” #digitalsafety #digitalheath #parenting

Read More

This is an emerging theme, and something I think deserves some dialogue and attention. I don’t have the answer, but I think it’s worth considering and will foster an excellent conversation: Is constantly being connected to our kids potentially depriving them of some valuable life skills like coping? Weigh in below!

Read More