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“It’s not a drug, but it may as well be”: Expert opinions on whether kids are addicted to tech. Most people associate the word “addiction” with problems like gambling, alcoholism or drug abuse. But look at a child bent intently over the electric-blue glow of a smartphone, […]Read more
Tonight on our Parenting Round Up we discuss: Ant McPartlin ‘drink drive’ crash. Will.i.am blames ‘pill pushing parents’ of kids with ADHD for killing creativity. Grammy award winning artist will.i.am is blaming ‘pill pushing’ parents of children with ADHD for “destroying potential”. The Voice judge and pop […]Read more
I work with lots of parents at the end of their tether about their teenagers use of technology. But what about pausing to ponder our own use? I have to watch my use of Twitter and my constant checking of my iPhone for Instagram, Face Book, LinkedIn […]Read more
Here’s an interesting article in the Bangalore Mirror about screens, mental health and your child’s wellbeing. Unplug your kids from being a screen addict before it affects their mental health. Everyone seems happy. The digital intervention seems to be an easy distraction for the kids and […]Read more
I found this really interesting infograph on my Scoop feed today that I thought you’d find interesting today too.Read more
I’ve just discovered Eric Pickersgill take a look at his extraordinarily powerful message – simply shown through his black and white photos of the impact of smartphones on our relationships, experiences and missed moments of being present #PauseToPonder http://www.ericpickersgill.com What can you do just for today to […]Read more
I’ve been working with a client whose father was an alcoholic and I read with great interest this article printed in The Good Men Project. “Our self-esteem is exceptionally low. Our addicted parents were unable to provide the love and nurturing we required to form secure […]Read more
I was fascinated to read that when Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was known to call journalists to either pat them on the back for a recent article or, more often than not, explain how they got it wrong. Nick Bilton was on the receiving end […]Read more
How would your kids feel if you decided to do a Digital Detox Week ? With the news that toddlers are becoming obsessed with gadgets, I’m asking – do we need to really limit our child’s tech play time: Read more at UKMumstvRead more
I love my iPad but are you using them as electric babysitters? It seems that some toddlers play with iPads nearly half of their waking day and this is leading to withdrawal tantrums of an extreme kind! As a former Deputy Head I also worry about their […]Read more
I wrote an article awhile back called “The Addictive Nature of Apples and Blackberries” about the addictive nature of our smartphones – as I got a new Blackberry and got very excited every time i saw the red light go off. I’ve also written about the little […]Read more
In today’s Daily Mail there are some truly harrowing photographs of Amy Winehouse’s descent into addiction. I believe that it’s a good idea to talk and teach your kids about things that happen in the news and this is no exception. On Sunday as the news broke […]Read more