5 Easy Tricks to Manage Screen Time and Get a Happier Family, Too

5 Easy Tricks to Manage Screen Time and Get a Happier Family, Too

A lot of parents worry about the amount of time their child spends using screens. In fact, a recent survey of 3,000 Americans reported that the number one concern of parents of teens is overuse of technology. Wendy Christensen, a mom of six kids, told the Deseret News: “You hear all the time … limit the screen time, limit the screen time … I always smile and nod, and we try, but now that they’re older, I so wish I had been a lot stricter with it when they were little because the older they get the more they want it.” One reason I try to limit my daughter’s screen time is because I see headlines like this one: More screen time for toddlers is tied to poorer development later, study says.… Read More Read more
Screen Time and Mental Health: Simple Life Hacks for Raising Resilient Kids

Screen Time and Mental Health: Simple Life Hacks for Raising Resilient Kids

Technology! It’s changed our lives, hasn’t it? Smartphones, social media, apps and more – they have so many amazing benefits. That’s why practically everyone uses them! At the same time, too much of a good thing can turn into a harmful thing. Many parents are wondering, “Does technology harm children’s mental health?” As exciting, innovative technology continues to unfold, an unfortunate trend is also rising: more mental health problems in children.… Read More Read more
Parents and Teachers! Check Out Google’s New Toolkit and Help Kids Be Internet Awesome

Parents and Teachers! Check Out Google’s New Toolkit and Help Kids Be Internet Awesome

Have you ever had a phishing lesson? No, not the kind near a river or lake . . . Though “phishers,” or scammers, do use bait to try and steal personal info from you on the internet. Do you remember how or when you learned about phishing on the web? As adults, we often take for granted the things we learned along the way – like never click on an email from someone you don’t know.… Read More Read more
Are You Missing These 5 Easy Teaching Moments to Protect Your Kids from Pornography?

Are You Missing These 5 Easy Teaching Moments to Protect Your Kids from Pornography?

When is the best time to teach your children about pornography? The best place? Ok, that’s a trick question! Because talking to kids about pornography isn’t a one-time event. It’s a series of talks – some big, some small, some formal, and some casual. And everyday experiences, like checking out at a grocery store, can turn into an instant teaching moment.… Read More Read more