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…

Monitoring Kids in Digital Age

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

A ping goes off as the mother glances down at her smart phone and notices that her son just lost a behavior point in his class. She makes a mental note to talk him about it when he gets home from school. Later in the day, while the mother is waiting in line, she checks to see what her son had to eat at school.…

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