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How to Keep Your Child Active During Summer Break

  Remember when you were a kid dreaming of summer days spent hiking, fishing, and playing outdoors? Childhood looks a lot different today than it …

When to Give Your Child a Phone

While phones used to be a luxury of the rich or the province of the parents, it has since become common for children to have …

Television and Academic Performance: How to Develop Good TV Habits in Children

The benefits that television has given to society are immense. It acts as a medium of entertainment that keeps us in good spirits, it relays …

Have You Had ‘The Talk’ with Your Teen: Security in a Digital Age

Parents, it’s time to have “the talk” with your teen. No, not the conversation about the birds and the bees, the social media talk. The …

Tech Treats for New Parents

Are you an expectant mom preparing for the birth of your eagerly anticipated child? Or are you a protective partner stressing over the arrival of your …

The Pros and Cons of Giving a Mobile Phone to a Teenager

Most teenagers own a mobile phone. Some are able to buy their own phone from the money they earn from working part-time, but the more …

Cool Education Resources for Parents to Discover

Are you the cool parent who discovers new tech treats before anyone else? Are you constantly on the hunt for educational tools that combine learning …

5 Child-Friendly Apps to Encourage a Love of Storytelling

Does your child have a vivid imagination? Do they love telling tales of curious creatures? Thanks to storytelling apps, your child can turn their imaginary …

Interactive Educational iOS Apps for Toddlers

Are you a busy parent who occasionally allows your child playtime on your smartphone in order to get work done?  Do you feel guilty that you …

What to Do When Your Child with ADHD Is Being Bullied

Bullying can be defined as unsolicited, aggressive behavior involving an imbalance of power. It can be physical (punching, kicking, etc.), and can also take the …

How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

All parents know that keeping up with children can be difficult and exhausting. From the minute they wake up until their head hits the pillow at …

6 Things to Consider When Monitoring Your Family’s Screen Time

  Kids today spend much of their time in front of a screen, be it a TV, computer, smartphone, or iPad.  Technology has many positive uses and …

How to Get Teens to Tune Out of Social Media and Tune into Summer

All year long, your teen is attached to some electronic device. Whether it’s a cell phone, computer, iPad, or another portable device, wouldn’t it be …

Does Excessive TV in Early Childhood Negatively Impact Later Functioning?

A recent study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine reports that early television exposure has negative effects on children’s functioning at follow-ups as …

Video Game Addiction, Obsession, or Habit: How Much is Too Much?

I am often asked some variant of this question, and a few of my recent cases have stimulated me to explore more evidence-based answers to …

Movie Ratings: What You Should Know About It

Your 12-year-old child wants to see the newest movie that’s all the rage. You’re not sure it’s appropriate for your child to watch. Movie ratings …