Has texting replaced conversation in your home?
According to a new Pew Research Center survey, almost one third of families living together use texting in lieu of conversing face-to-face. Texting has become the easy, convenient way to communicate between partners and family members. The statistic was higher when families had children. When asked why, most of the respondents agreed that phones are always with you, they reduce yelling at each other, and are more convenient. In one third of the homes, smart phones were being
Is screen time making you lonely?
When’s the last time you took a walk during the work day or sat down with a friend for a cup of coffee without looking at your phone or feeling it buzz you? How often do you have to cancel a get together because you were catching up with emails from the day? When you’re willing to put off connecting with someone you love because you’re getting enough “likes” on social media, you’re heading into a dangerous mental health zone. Research has shown that increased screen time corr
Are we risking our child’s safety by prioritizing privacy?
Teaching your children to honor privacy leads to healthy boundaries, trust, and respect. The majority of parents begin early by designating a room for their child. Parents decorate the room, which may have once been a nursery, and the room changes with the child. There are rules set up about the child’s room, such as what is allowed in the room and keeping it clean. For teens, their room becomes a projection of their personality. In many families, there’s an understanding tha