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The tales they see and hear there can feed their own developing literacy.
Last April, Blair McMillan and his girlfriend, Morgan, were troubled by the way their sons, Trey, 5, and Denton, 2, seemed
It's a conversation all parents will have -- it's only a matter of when. It starts with "Puleeeeeeze! All my friends have one!" Kids -- all kids -- want one, badly. The target of their desires, of course, is the ubiquitous, must-have cell phone.
Sedentary bodies bombarded with chaotic sensory stimulation are resulting in delays in attaining child developmental milestones, with subsequent negative impact on basic foundation skills for achieving literacy.
I don't know how long I'll be able to oversee Amalia's use of media. But this weekend brought me a flicker of hope that Amalia may be able to fill her life with enough hope, faith, and love, that, even when she's confronted with an image of evil, she'll know there's light in the darkness.
Between the unlimited exposure to technology and the often nonstop, overscheduled lives that so many children lead these days, there is little opportunity for them to ever experience anything that approximates a Zen-like mindfulness or calm.
Imagine your life without the latest technology. Imagine it without the Internet. Without a computer. Without a 4G Network. Without a smartphone. Would you be able to survive?
"They Know What Boys Want," by Alex Morris New York Magazine, January 2011 "Wired for Distraction: Kids and Social Media
Through the years I've found that trends can come from some unlikely sources. But never was I more surprised than when I discovered my (then) 8-year-old son would turn out to be a technology trendsetter.
Far from this being a world of digital natives, we live in a world where age compression on one end and longevity on the other have created -- for the first time that I know -- a continuum of purpose and value between the oldest and the youngest.
If we could entice these tech savvy kids with the natural world through games, not only could we begin to reverse the sedentary indoor childhood trend, but build conservation stewards of tomorrow -- one click at a time.
Parents who use their iPhones as the default means of occupying their children are, at best, doing a disservice to them and, at worst, may be doing some real harm to their long-term development.
My jaw dropped to the floor. A computer? For a 4-year-old? Are you serious? The most my children know about computer is that