How to Develop a Healthy Relationship with Social Media

Social media, though barely more than a decade old, has evolved to play a huge role in our lives personally, culturally and politically. The question is how can we manage the addictive pull and questionable content so as to enjoy and maintain a healthy relationship to it? Whether for yourself or your kid, here are some important tips to get you started…

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How to Bring Digital Citizenship to Your Child's School

This week many schools across the country will celebrate Digital Citizenship Week, this week is particularly meaningful to me not just an a Digital Media Educator, but as a mom.  A year ago, with the support of a group of volunteer parents I spearheaded an effort to bring Digital Citizenship to my children’s elementary school. You can do the same, and here are some simple steps to get you started…

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Fortnite: The Obsession and What Parents Can Do About It

A lot has been written about the addictive nature of Fortnite and parents are struggling to unplug their kids. The questions I field most from my clients are: Is Fortnite really addictive? Is my child too young to play it? And How do I tear my kid away without a massive tantrum? Let’s take a look…

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A Parent’s Summer Screen Time RX - the How, Where & When Method

Summer means more freedom, less school work and more fun. But I certainly don’t want to throw all the family rules out the window and during the school year our screen time limit keeps things running pretty smoothly. So how do I maintain our family rules and values around device use while still allowing them a summertime “win?”

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Keeping Your Young Child Safe in Multiplayer Games

More and more young children are playing multiplayer video games and making themselves vulnerable to online bullying, predators and identity theft. Here are some steps you can take to make sure your child is well armed and protected so they can enjoy their games safely.

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Is Your Child Ready for a Phone? A Parent Guide

One of the questions I get most from my clients is “When should I get my child a phone?”  If the question of when to introduce your child to the world of smartphones is weighing heavy on your mind you’re not alone. Read on to find out if your child is ready and what you can do to make the transition easier for both you and your child.

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Why Community is Key in Raising the iGeneration

We may live in a world with disparate ideas, but one idea we can all come together and form community around is helping our kids to thrive. No one wants to see a generation of children feeling overwhelmed, anxious, distracted, isolated and bullied. Schools, friends, neighbors, clubs, places of worship - wherever you can find community - start the conversation about raising kids in a digital world.

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