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Kids and Screen Time

By Frannie Ucciferri You were just getting used to your kid’s obsession with Fortnite, and now, all you hear about is V-Bucks
Well, this is weird. The man who played Barney from 1991-2001 now runs a tantric sex business where he “unblocks the energies” of his female clients.
I consider myself to be fairly hip and in-touch with current technology and entertainment trends. I can hold my own with
Everywhere I go I am seeing more kids plugged into technology, glued to a screen, walking around like zombies.
My husband and I deal with a lot of tech, for work and personal use. Between us, we have two iPads, two Macbook Pros, one
What happens when you put Jeff Leatham, The Rock Star of Floral Design, Two Kids and Me together? They not only knew of Jeff
I got an email yesterday from my oldest son, asking if I'd get him an air purifier for his dorm room for Christmas. "No!" I
All of these were marketing bunk, not unlike Lumosity's over-hyped "brain-training" for adults. Clearheaded studies refuted
Today, many of our kids are overscheduled and are therefore using their imaginations less than ever. It's a crisis in the
Last month our garden was featured as one of the stops on the local garden tour. Because of my busy schedule I hadn't regularly weeded around the marigolds in the bed surrounding the fountain.
The Internet is arguably the most indispensable tool in communication, but it has a dark side that many parents don’t know
It’s summer, school’s out, and the days are long. Lots of children get through the days with extra helpings of screens and
This change to my phone settings improved my mood, productivity and outlook each day, which in turn made me a better parent
That fall, my parents split up. We took it hard, but it didn't break us. We had bonded through the stories, games, bikes
The more teens know about how to protect themselves online, the better. The video contest is a great way for teens to share what they have learned and to have fun watching the ways other teens choose to share their own experiences.
In honor of Father's Day, my son Jesse, 12, and I answered questions about the role media and technology play in our lives and our relationship. Last month, Common Sense's Technology Addiction: Concern, Controversy and Finding Balance took a deeper dive into the transformative role that technology plays in family life.
We found students with laptops wrote more frequently across a wider variety of genres. They also received more feedback on their writing. In addition, we found they edited and revised their papers more often, drew on a wider range of resources to write, and published or shared their work with others more often.
My hope is that as we get more accustomed to these technologies in our lives (still relatively new in terms of human history
I take photos of my children, and in moments when they seem to feel less than special, I pull them out and we retell the stories within them. I use them as a tool to help them remember the details of those moments.