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(Podcast) Why cutting back on media is hard even when we know it's good

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5 challenges to disconnect from media and connect to each other

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Why My Family Has One Technology-Free Hour Every Day

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3 Conversations I Never Thought I Would Have With My Teen

Teenagers! Just that one word evokes many different responses, doesn’t it? I only have one teenager so I’m not sure how qualified that makes me to talk about them. And truth be told, she's a [...]

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One reason I'm feeling less guilty over how much time my kids spend on mobile games

We’ve seen it and heard it all too many times: Kids and adults are spending too much time on their tech devices. All you have to do is a Google search about technology-use and you’ll find enough [...]

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4 Obvious (Yet Not-So-Obvious) Social Media Tips for Parents

This article will self-destruct in 10 seconds. Well, not really - but ever notice how our kids can relationally "self-destruct" is less than 10 seconds based on how we handle social media with [...]

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I've Become A Bad Listener, And That's Not Okay

I was busted. My husband had been talking to me for five minutes, maybe longer, and I got caught not...

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Is There A "Right" Way To Handle Internet Use At Home With Teens?

The Internet is rotting the world. Okay...so that's an exaggeration. Yes I love Facebook. Yes I panic when I accidentally leave my smartphone at home. And yes I just Googled how to unclog my [...]

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6 Questions to Ask Your Kid's School About Their Technology and Internet Policies

Firewalls. Smartphones. Snapchat. Seriously--our parents NEVER had to deal with this stuff. As if parenting wasn't hard enough, now we have to monitor sophisticated technology that frankly our [...]

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What I Learned From Going 3 Weeks With No Phone

This summer my family and I moved from Loveland, Colorado to Berlin, Germany. Going into it, we knew there would be some pretty major changes and that we’d be challenged in new ways. One of the [...]

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One Dad Shares His Trick For Limiting Video Game Time

"ARGH!" My six-year-old son had his face in the carpet. "ARGH!" his younger brother echoed, copying his sibling. "What is it, guys?" I asked. "Why do we only get a half-hour for video games?" the [...]

Have Our Kids Lost the Skill of Face-to-Face Communication? Join the conversation...

"Look over there, kids. You see that cocoon? That caterpillar is rebranding." - 21st Century Parenting I was at a wedding not that long ago, enjoying some face-to-face conversation with the [...]