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Dinnertime Questions To Ask Your Tweens & Teens

Dinnertime Questions To Ask Your Tweens & Teens

It happened the other night… We instituted our new rule about putting phones away at the dinner table. And then we sat there. We’ve lost the ability to start a conversation with the kids without scrolling through social media, pulling news headlines, or looking at their grades and classroom updates in their school’s app. And the kids were also at a loss. So we’ve compiled a list of starter questions, just to get the ball rolling….

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Your Teen & Sexting

Your Teen & Sexting

Over half of all teens have been asked at some point to send naked or explicit pictures of themselves to another person on their phone or through social media. Scary statistic, right? But what can you do, as a parent, to help them understand the dangers of sexting and to avoid any permanent damage to your teen and their reputation?

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Digital Detox - Part 2

Digital Detox - Part 2

Last week, we started off with a description of what a Digital Detox is and how to note the warning signs of when you (or a loved one) may need a Digital Detox. Today’s blog is going to focus on the benefits of a Digital Detox, some tips for a successful Digital Detox, and some facts we wanted to share with you.

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Digital Detox - Part 1

Digital Detox - Part 1

In our hyperconnected world, there’s a Fear Of MIssing Out that is driving our digital addictions. It starts innocently enough… Just signing up for Facebook to keep up with your cousins who live out of town, then Instagram to keep up with what your kids are doing, and before you know it, hours and hours of each day are spent online, scrolling, swiping, liking, and favoriting. When do you know it’s taken over your life? And, are you thinking that a Digital Detox may be in order for a New Year’s resolution for you and your family?

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What Is Digital Self-Harm?

What Is Digital Self-Harm?

As parents and educators, we’re taught to look for the signs of teens and younger children self-harming. We are supposed to look for small, linear cuts; unexplained injuries; mood changes; relationship changes; and behavioral changes. But what is Digital Self-Harm? What does Digital Self-Harm look like? And how can we prevent Digital Self-Harm with our children?

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