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After you disconnect, it’s time to really connect!

Summer is here!  While it may seem like you are constantly battling the screens at your house… it doesn’t have to be that way.  Sitting...

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Are We Dealing Drugs To Our Children?

Did you know you may inadvertently be dealing “drugs” to your children? Dopamine has been called the brain’s “pleasure chemical.” It is released when pleasure...

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How to Peel Your Kids off the Screen

It’s halfway through the summer, and you’re finding yourself in power struggles over screen time with your kids. “Why can’t they simply obey me and...

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Online Gaming Addiction

Online gaming addiction is real.  If you read the post about creative ways to nurture healthy boundaries around screen time for younger children, you may be...

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3 Secrets to Grow from Screen Time Madness to Gladness This Summer

  Are you feeling a little fear and trepidation about your kids’ free time this summer and the issues it brings?Summertime means long stretches of...

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3 Powerful Steps to Redirect a Bored Kid

A thoughtful parent wrote us with the following question: How do I encourage my child to be more creative with his time? For example, not...

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How to Influence Kids’ Technology Use

Parents are constantly asking us about the best ways to manage their kids’ technology use. They generally want answers about what technology they can use...

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Help Kids Handle “NO” by Getting Great at “YES!”

If you want your kids to respect and value your “no’s!” work harder on your “yeses!” It’s good to teach kids the various “No’s!” in...

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When Life Gets Sucked Out of Our Family

Sometimes technology feels out of control. I am chief offender in our home. Two hours can pass and, if I’m completely honest, I don’t really...

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Why Do Kids Obsess Over Video Games?

During my recent reading of “Boys Adrift” by Dr. Leonard Sax, I came across a letter that really grabbed my attention. The letter’s author is...

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