How to Connect With Your Kids’ Digital Interests

Become a Media Mentor   If you’re like most parents, chances are that you have some anxiety about your kids’ digital lives and how much time they spend in front of screens. According to a 2018 survey of American families, technology overuse has become the number one concern parents have for their teens.   But helping children maintain a[…]

The Little Things Kids Are Appreciating Right Now

Consider these the smallest of silver linings.   Many Americans have spent almost a month in self-isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic, and while it’s vitally important to keep our distance right now, it’s certainly been challenging for many.   For self-isolating families in particular, this has been a loooong few weeks. So we asked the HuffPost Parents’ Facebook community to[…]

How School Closures Can Strengthen Your Family

Here are three ways to cope if your kid’s school closes.   It’s chilly outside, but a summer—of sorts—has started in my household this week. My two college students and two high schoolers are home from school for the foreseeable future. There is both excitement about lengthened spring breaks (one high schooler) and real sadness[…]

Things Your Kids Miss Out on When on a Screen

Top reasons why you should unplug your kids   One of the biggest challenges facing parents today is how—and how much—to reduce the amount of time their children spend on electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, video games, TV, and computers. It’s an issue not just with older kids, many of whom are practically attached[…]

Effects of Bullying on a Child With Social Anxiety

Bullying in school can be a particular problem for children with social anxiety. The first step to helping a bullied child is to learn about the effects of bullying. Perhaps you have seen a change in your child’s behavior that has you worried and you might be wondering things such as the following:   What are[…]