Category Archives: Parenting

On TV Last Week

Last week I was interviewed on live TV, the Canadian TV show 100 Huntley Street, sharing ideas from my new book about how to actually connect with our kids who can’t seem to pry their eyes from their mobile devices. … Continue reading

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same place same device

I’m beginning to do a lot of radio interviews again with the release of my new book, and somehow this question always comes up: What is the biggest issue parents are dealing with today? I don’t even have to blink, … Continue reading

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Your Smartphone Obsessed Kids

It’s coming this month… In fact, I’m getting early copies in two weeks, so I’ll be personally signing every single book you pre-order! I’ve gotta confess: this book was such a fun project! It’s a combination of research and hands-on … Continue reading

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At what age should I let my kid have a phone?

I hear the question at every parenting workshop I teach. It comes in many forms: “How young is too young for my kids to have their own phone?” “I didn’t get my kid a phone… I just got them an … Continue reading

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52 Ways to Connect

The book, the workshop… it’s happening. Last night I taught my brand new parent workshop, Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid, for the second time. I’m excited with the feedback I’m hearing so far! And speaking of feedback… My publisher … Continue reading

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Parenting Do Over

“Here’s something I would definitely do differently…” NOTE: Some great comments in this blog post. Clearly one of those posts where the true treasure is in the comments. This question is for parents or grandparents who’ve been at it for … Continue reading

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The Limp Truth about Porn

The most recent cover of Time Magazine had just one caption: “Why young men who grew up with Internet porn are becoming advocates for turning it off.” The cover article was titled, Porn and the Threat to Virility (subscription required). … Continue reading

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Netflix Binging

And how we can use Netflix to connect with our kids It’s funny how the proliferation of mobile devices is actually changing the way young people watch entertainment. One of the biggest changes is video streaming. Think about it. At … Continue reading

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Helping Today’s Parents

My 3 Favorite Places to Get Real-World Help for Parents Parenting was difficult for my parents, and I wasn’t even begging them for a Smartphone! Now add technology into the mix… how are today’s parents even supposed to handle the … Continue reading

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I’m On Your Radio Today

This week I’ll be interviewed by Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine on Family Life Today, aired on over 1400 radio stations in the US. I’ll be their guest three days in a row starting today- March 16, 17 and 18, … Continue reading

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