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How To Prevent Internet Addiction In Teens

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A recent study indicates that internet addiction can lead to a weakened immune system which leads to more viruses such as the Flu. There is already documented research on how internet addiction leads to mental health issues. On this episode of the Digital Parent Podcast, Dr. David Greenfield stopped by to discuss online addiction and teens…. More

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How To Make Your Kid Crazy (for real)

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Every mother thinks that her child is the most beautiful kid in the world, right?

I am no different.

And I as a young mom, I aimed to prove it.

My plan was for my son to be a model and then a child star.

I figured he could rake in the big bucks and save enough money to pay for his college tuition before he entered the second grade. Plus, I could live vicariously through him. Maybe I’d never made it to the big time in the modeling world, but he would! I pictured him in a Gap Kids ad. Or maybe it was Toys R Us…. More

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An Open Letter to the Nap Time Expert

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Dear So-called Nap Expert,

I’m not surprised you elected yourself to serve as resident sleep specialist. There seems to be one parent in every bunch. You know what I mean: the one who reads a handful of parenting books and deems themselves an authority. The one who acts as if they hold a Ph.D. in breastfeeding, teething, or discipline. The know-it-all. More

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Pokemon Go – Away!

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It wasn’t even a week ago that my kids discovered the new Pokemon Go app. I watched them run around the corner excited and laughing, following their phones to discover the hidden Pokemon lurking all over our neighborhood.

I walked with them, amused and happy. My boys were engaged in an outdoor activity and getting along – no one was hitting anyone with a stick, no one was taking the ball away from anyone, and no one was crying that his brother cheated at something. I didn’t even mind that their devices were at the center of their attention. It still felt like a huge step up from them ignoring me while staring at our X-box in the basement…. More

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