Teens Can Find Ways Around Tech Monitoring

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“Ok mom, I am heading over to Jenny’s for the sleepover,” said the teenager to her mother. “Alright honey, make sure to call me when you get there,” said the mother. The teenager hurried off into her friend’s car. However, they did not go to her friend’s home. They went several miles away to a party that one of their classmates was throwing. The teen’s…

Managing Technology on Family Vacations

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The long awaited family vacation had finally arrived. The family had traveled over nine hours in the car to get to their destination. Everyone was unpacked and ready to enjoy a week off. As the mother looked out from the balcony, she saw the sun going down and the sun rays reflecting off the ocean water. She went back inside and encouraged the rest of…

Tablets and Toddlers are a Poor Mix

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The toddler is seen working magic as she presses the screen and squeals in delight as the screen changes.  Later, the same toddler can be seen furiously swiping her finger across a magazine and looking fully dismayed that the magazine is not “working” the right way. This is a description of a popular video on YouTube and begs the question, “When is an appropriate time…

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