Brave New World: #Tech and #Teens (and Parental Anxiety)

This week, I was lucky enough to be featured once again on Jon Filitti’s Mindsoak blog, this time revealing my own emerging gray hairs about raising three teens in the Age of Technology.

How do you let your children access the wonders of the Internet and social media while also protecting them from all of the ills that grace the online world (as in porn, sexting, and cyberbullying, just to name a few)? Well, I don’t have all the answers (who does?) but I have a few tips that have worked for our family. Head on over to Mindsoak and check them out–and find a link to the best (and, amazingly, free!) internet filter our family has found so far.

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Boring is as Boring Does

This week, my blog post for the Mindsoak team examines the importance of allowing our children to experience boredom, and hopefully grow from it as a result. You can read the full post here.

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Desperate for a quick primer on emotional regulation and impulse control (or just looking for a quick task to expose your kids to the wonders of developmental science)? This experiment is typically referred to as the Delay of Gratification task, but here it is simply called The Marshmallow Test. Enjoy!