Social Media and Children

June 6, 2014

Teach Your New Dog (I Mean Child) Old Tricks?

Your children may look at you kind of funny if every time they did what you asked you gave them a chunk of a chicken hot […]
June 4, 2014

Facebook Posts Last Forever

One last pic from China. The book! This is the version that Beijing’s Green Bean Books published recently in simple Chinese. As many of you know, […]
May 30, 2014

Does Facebook lower self-esteem?

Teenagers’ sense of self is not yet stable and can be reliant for some time on external reinforcements like peer approval. In the short term, being […]
March 31, 2014

Is Your Child at Risk for Web Addiction?

Parents are expressing more and more concern about their children’s preoccupation with the video gaming world.  This article lays out pretty clearly how to assess whether […]
March 28, 2014

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

Dear Cathi, I need your help.  My 6th grader is begging for me to allow her to open an Instagram account.  Sienna says she is totally […]
March 26, 2014

Social Media and Your Teenager

Teens naturally want to communicate with their friends without oversight from their parents. Parents, on the other hand, worry about what information their children are sharing […]
March 21, 2014

Opening the Lines of Communication

Are your kids using their phones or tablets at the dinner table? Are you checking your work email or texting a friend? Just being in the […]
February 26, 2014

Big Brother Should Be Watching

As the parent of a teen you are well aware that teens love their privacy and the ability to communicate with their friends without interference from […]
August 21, 2012

Cyber Bullies – Not Your Typical Bully

Just as we are beginning to understand and prevent bullying on a systematic level, along comes a unique and cruel form: cyber bullying. Cyber bullying is […]