Worried About Your Kids Using Their Smartphones ALL The Time? Watch This

Smartphone Free Childhood  Suicides. Self-harm. Depression and anxiety. The toll of a social media-addicted, phone-based childhood has never been more stark. It can be easy for teens, parents, and schools to feel like they’re trapped by it all. But in this conversation with Tristan Harris, author and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt author of ‘The Anxious […]

Is this you?

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 be fully present in the moment ? What […]

Fascinating ! Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent!

  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 of a few  of those calls. Here’ s […]

High-tech bad parenting? Giving your kids a tablet.

    Better living (or parenting) through technology? That is the question posed by Nielsen in a recent study looking at the use of tablets in families with children. The firm finds that in households owning a tablet computer and with children under 12, 70% of children use the tablet. What these parents are letting […]

Are You Buying Toys That Stunt Your Child’s Brain?

Here’s a thought provoking article from The Huffington Post “If you are living a fast-paced and busy life, the downtime you get from a seemingly innocuous “device” that passively entertains your kid, is probably a welcome respite. However, Gameboys, computers, cell phones and the plethora of over-stimulating toys should not be your babysitter. I am […]

Good Parenting? There’s No App For That…. or is there ?

  There will always be a technology and culture divide between parents and children. But with a little extra effort, perhaps it doesn’t always have to be so wide. Here’s an interesting article from Mashable  exploring  Raising the Digital Generation. “Who are your kids friending on Facebook? What are they really texting to their classmates? How much […]