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Breaking Your Child's Technology Addiction

Breaking Your Child's Technology Addiction

We recently laid out the warning signs of a technology addiction in your children. If you have ever tried to break a habit or addiction in yourself, you know how difficult a task this can be. We have found 4 things you can do to help break your child, or someone else of a technology addiction. Know their triggers When does your child typically want to use technology? It typically occurs when they are bored, or idle. Eliminating these down times can go a long way to cure an addiction. Take the devices away, and make note of the times...

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Is Your Child Addicted To Technology?

Is Your Child Addicted To Technology?

We live in a world where technology is literally all around us. Whether it's the phone in your hand, the TV in your family room, or the computer in the kitchen, it is a hard thing to avoid. Technology addiction is a real thing, however, and we need to be vigilant about noticing the warning signs of addiction.  Isolation - One of the major warning signs of a technology addiction is if your child has problems making friends, or tends to isolate themselves. If they prefer to sit in their room alone as opposed to asking to see if a...

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Explore the Outdoors with these Apps

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Explore the Outdoors with these Apps

Summer is here, and as parents we want our kids to get outside and play! Often kids these days just want to watch YouTube or play games on devices all day. There is a compromise though! There are so many apps that kids can use to HELP them explore the outdoors! Using some augmented reality features and other types of apps kids can discover so many things about even just your small neighborhood that will keep them entertained for days! Stargazing  Getting excited about astronomy has never been easier. These apps will allow you to point your phone to the...

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The Best YouTube Channels for Kids to Watch

The Best YouTube Channels for Kids to Watch

YouTube is like the wild west. If you aren't careful you can walk straight into the middle of a gunfight or in a pile of horse manure. Since YouTube is now more watched by children than regular TV programming, it's a good idea to set some boundaries on what they can and cannot watch and do within YouTube. First, we'll run through our favorite channels, and then a few rules to set for your kids when they do watch.  Dan TDM - Definitely a favorite for many kids. One of the original gaming video channels that was more focused on Minecraft (the...

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How to Establish Media Rules for Teens and Tweens

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How to Establish Media Rules for Teens and Tweens

It is a brave new world that we live in, and the rules we had growing up, definitely do not apply anymore. Children today have way more access than we ever did, and it can be hard to understand their world. My husband will worry about how much time our children watch YouTube. While it's definitely also a concern of mine, we have to understand that they don't sit and watch shows on TV like we used to. YouTube IS their TV.  Establishing rules and boundaries that make sense for all involved parties can be extremely difficult to navigate, so...

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