The Effects of Smartphones on Kids: Where to Begin?
The Effects of Smartphones on Kids: Where to Begin? A quick Google search about the effect of smartphones on kids and you’ll come up with several pages of how detrimental they are--everything from brain development to mental health. However, when you dig deeper you’ll find that the effects…
Is a Smartwatch the First Step?
Is a Smartwatch the First Step? This year my daughter and her friends have started walking to school without their parents. A major step toward independence for her, a bit of a blow to me since I know it is the first of many occasions when she’ll be with…
Is Wait Until 8th the Answer?
Is Wait Until 8th the Answer? Like most school communities, the parent’s from my daughter’s elementary school are all members of a closed online Facebook group. On it we swap recommendations for babysitters, seek information on pediatricians, and solicit opinions on everything from allowance to smartphone policies. Recently,…