This list should not be used as a tool for parent guilt or shaming, but instead as a beautiful and powerful reflection on how much our children love, need and want us.
Our families can have a positive relationship to technology without allowing it to take over.
It's time to start the dialogue as a community instead of feeling isolated by such experiences. The technology keeps us connected, but it also constantly shows us when we are disconnected from friends, peers and fun. Even if we know that sometimes it's just the appearance of fun -- it can still hurt.
The Colorado sexting story that has been all over the news is a teaching moment for all of us, including parents. Mom and dad, this is your opportunity to have that uncomfortable conversation with your kids and teens about sexting and other harmful online behaviors.
1. Pause before you post. Ask, does this feel/sound/seem like something I should share? Yes?! Go for it! 2. Be tech positive & post only comments, pictures, & shares that lift up. It's contagious!
Everywhere you look these days, you're likely to see people wearing their tech. Whether it's a fitness tracker, smartwatch, or even Google Glasses, wearables are all the rage.
I observe many children who are snubbed by digitally-preoccupied parents: a girl who can't get her dad's attention because he's watching a game on his phone, a solemn boy whose mom is so taken with posts and pictures on her phone that she doesn't say a word to him for the entire meal.
Think twice before purchasing them.