Category Archives: Social Media

How Should Adults Interfere with Child’s Play?

Play is the highest form of research  – Albert Einstein When adults fear for their children’s future success, they tend to see play as a frivolous waste of time. They are just as wrong about that today as they have been in … Continue reading

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Technology Fear Mongering at the Huffington Post

 On March 6th the Huffington Post posted a disgraceful bit of fear mongering by Cris Rowan under the title: 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12. They are pandering to insecure parents … Continue reading

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Now it’s the Adults who Must Run to Catch Up

In the living room of a friend’s house on the 4th of July, our wide ranging story-telling drifted into stories of conflict, especially times when we had turned adversaries into friends. One of us mentioned Getting to Yes, and we … Continue reading

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The Game of Being an Involved Parent

Children have to learn good decision-making by actually making decisions, but that doesn’t mean parents need to back off. It means changing the quality of the involvement. The game of being an involved parent keeps changing. That’s a good thing. … Continue reading

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Kids and Social Media

The parent of a sixth grader emailed me from her iphone:
“My adjustment to Marcus’s emerging, pre-teen social media life is akin to the four stages of grief—denial, anger, depression, and acceptance. I started with ‘get off the computer now,’ as I witnessed this new viral habit consuming his attention (that previously went to piano practice, reading, and family time). Then, I tried the logical approach…
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