September 29, 2016
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Technology Addiction and Children

You’ve read the headlines that scream, ‘Tech Addiction is Real!’ and you wonder if it’s true. Your child can’t seem to put his smart phone down and is permanently glued to his tablet. What’s going on here? Is he an addict? Are electronics like drugs to our children? In China the medical community considers technology addiction a real thing. Giving children and teens a clinical diagnosis, doctors place these ‘addicts’ into technology rehabs where they are forbidden to use any electronic media. Young people (ages 8 to 18) spend an average of 7.5 hours a day using various forms of […]
February 18, 2016
developing mind

How does screen time impact your kids developing mind?

Have you ever gone to a restaurant with a group of friends and handed your device to the kids so that you can have an uninterrupted adult conversation? I know I’ve done this on numerous occasions. I’ve also observed both looks of approval and dis-approval from restaurant patrons for doing this. Does this behaviour make me a bad, lazy parent? Should I feel guilty about this? What impact is mobile screen time having on our kids developing minds? Although many people have opinions, no one has a true scientific understanding of what the future might hold for a generation raised […]