Category Archives: Smartphones/Cell Phones

Today’s Kids and Tech in 3 Minutes

We just finished posting a brand new YouTube video that gives an excellent summary of today’s over-connected kids… and today’s over-connected adults (Yep! I went there.) Here it is… in 3 minutes: I’ve been teaching parents how to bridge this … Continue Reading

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Mom, Can I Have Snapchat?

FIVE CONSIDERATIONS TO PONDER Remember the good ol’ days when our biggest concern was the 3,000+ texts our daughters averaged per month? Sure, young people still text, but with 84% of 12-17-year-old mobile subscribers having smartphones this year… apps are … Continue Reading

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Will Your Kids Watch “Easy” on Netflix?

Today’s young people love Netflix. It’s mobile, it’s commercial free, and as a bonus… most parents have no idea what their kids are watching. That’s why parents should probably be aware of the new sexually-charged Netflix original series, Easy, streaming … Continue Reading

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Kanye West, MTV and Small Screens

Kanye West debuted his bizarre new music video on the MTV Music Video Awards (VMAs) a week ago… and nobody cared. Until the next day. Then it went viral. The reason is simple: young people are changing the way they … Continue Reading

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3 Ways to Use Pokémon Go for Conversations

Everyone is jumping on the Pokémon Go craze… the most viral fad since the Harlem Shake. Every news channel has given their take on it, explaining it play by play, analyzing it’s effect on the work place, even providing tips … Continue Reading

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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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Are Today’s Teens Taking Less Risks?

Are kids having more sex than years prior? Are kids smoking more or less pot? What about texting and driving? The Center for Disease Control (CDC) just released their brand new Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a study released every other … 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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