Social Media Use and Teens

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“Do you wonder if our kids spend way too much time on their smartphones? It just seems like they are on it all the time and they never seem to talk to anyone. They just sit there, staring at the screen. I wonder if it’s our kids or if that is just the way things are right now,” said the mother to her husband. Her…

Have Kids Create Strong Passwords

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“Mom! My Instagram account just got hacked. Whoever took it over is sending all of these nasty photos to all of my friends. How could this have happened?” cried the girl. The mother came over to her daughter and asked, “Well, let’s just see if we can’t get into your account and change the password to stop any further damage from occurring. What is your…

Back to School Parent Tips

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The excitement is beginning to build as a new school year is about to start. There will be new teachers and classes along with seeing friends that students have not seen all summer. There is also a bit of nervousness about how the school year will unfold. Many times the start of the school year can set the tone for the whole rest of the…

Video Games Role in Boys Friendships

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The teenager rushed into the house after getting home from school. He quickly nodded towards his mom before turning on his Xbox. His mom heard him muttering into a headset, “We need to form an alpha team so we can encircle them.” The teen stayed glued to the screen, playing on his Xbox for the next couple of hours. His mother is getting concerned about…

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