Came across this wonderful video from Thailand. Get ready to do a little tear-wiping.
Patti Wollman Summers, co-author of Toddlers on Technology.
Topic: Helping parents grab the reins of their digitod’s digital technology.
Issues: Secrets to managing touchscreens in a toddler’s life; choosing apps in tandem with your child’s learning style; creating balance between screen time and real-life activities; the latest research on the effects of screen time on young children’s brains.
Nancy Rose, author of Raise the Child You’ve Got, Not the One You Want.
Topic: Why everyone thrives when parents lead with acceptance
Issues: Understanding and accepting your child’s core traits; What you can and can’t change about your child; the power of acceptance; building a healthy parent-child connection; raising your children to be the best, happiest selves.
[amazon asin=1620876361&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Max Strom, author of There is No App for Happiness.
Topic: How to avoid a near-life experience.
Issues: Technology has expanded at such a rate that nearly every aspect of our world has been affected–but there has been no expansion of personal happiness. Instead, the wealthiest societies have become depressed, anxious, sleep-deprived, and overmedicated.
[amazon asin=0399161082&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Peter Brown Hoffmeister, author of Let Them Be Eaten by Bears.
Topic: A fearless guide to taking our kids into the great outdoors.
Issues: A simple, practical introduction to hiking, camping, and exploring that will help parents and kids alike feel empowered and capable. So turn off the video games and rediscover the powerful of going out to play.
I don’t usually do a lot of gushing in this blog (unless, of course, I’m talking about my kids). But I’ve spent the past 3 three days in Washington, DC at the mHealth Summit learning a ton about how mobile technology is being used in healthcare, and I was amazed by something new (usually more than one something) every day.
One of the most interesting challenges for medical providers is how to ensure “adherence”–how can you get patients to fill their prescriptions and take their medication, do their physical therapy, check in with their provider, and so on. As you can imagine, with certain conditions, not adhering to the provider’s instructions can have some serious and possibly deadly consequences. So the goal of all this stuff is to increase patients’ access to information, improve patient outcomes, and reduce costs.
Dear Mr. Dad: My teenage daughter is often very upset and withdrawn after she uses her computer or checks her phone. And lately, she’s been refusing to go to school in the morning. She won’t talk to my husband or me about what’s going on. Could she be a victim of cyberbullying, and if so, is there anything we can do about it?
A: Humans have been bullying each other ever since we lived in caves, and students have been bullying each other ever since the first school was built. Bullying is so common that it’s almost impossible to find anyone who hasn’t witnessed it, been victimized, or done it.
Unfortunately, thanks to technology, bullies can now do their nasty work 24/7 and from anywhere in the world. Experts estimate that half of 6-12th graders have experienced cyberbullying at least once, and about a quarter of them experience it regularly. Worst of all, studies show that when bullying happens on line, people are more likely to join in—and less likely to do anything to stop it.
Think you’re tech savvy–savvier than a 16-year old? How is technology helping–or hurting–your kids? Are you using technology to connect with other parents? See whether you’re a “digital dad” or just an “average Joe” in this very nicely put together infographic from Euro RSCG Worldwide.