Ways to Prevent Smartphone Addiction

How many parents struggle with their teen’s addiction to their cell-phone (internet) and specifically social media platforms?  This is a growing concern not only in families, but with educators and therapists. Excess screen-time has been linked to causing an increase...

Why Is Your Teen A Bully?

Where Do Bullies Learn How to Be Mean? Imagine being a fly on the wall in your daughter’s elementary school class. The teacher introduces a new boy who has just moved into town and then asks the kids to welcome him to the class. It’s obvious that he’s uncomfortable....

How to Help Your Teen Develop Empathy Online

Helping your teen develop empathy online (as well as offline) is important because it teaches them to reflect, observe and think about their own behavior and how it affects others. Empathy is the ability to understand the emotions of others. Empathy helps us...

How Much is Too Much Screen Time for Teens

Is Excessive Screen Time Causing Teen Depression and Anxiety? Common Sense Media reported that screen use for adolescents jumped 17 percent since 2019, a steeper increase than in the prior four years prior the pandemic.  Screen use rose by nearly 50...