Category Archives: dynamics of adolescence

Parenting with Confidence in a Technolescent World: Part 3

Now that we have covered some overall dynamics and guidelines regarding parenting your teens in relation to their digital world, let’s take a quick look at some of the major players in the social media app world today: As of … Continue reading

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Parenting with Confidence in a Technolescent World: Part 2

So, picking up where we left off last week… What specific guidelines should we use with preteens and young teens? Utilize parental device checks as needed.  While this does not mean constantly confiscating phones or other devices, it does mean … Continue reading

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Parenting with Confidence in a Technolescent World: Part 1

In a WHAT kind of world?  Technology has now become a primary medium for the social dynamics of adolescence from middle school through college and beyond.  Parents MUST understand that digital social media is more than just an important area … Continue reading

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Six “Grades” That Are More Important Than English

In my last post, I shared some ideas for helping make homework time a more peaceful and successful part of your family life.  In reflecting upon the importance of academic success for our teens, it occurs to me that there … Continue reading

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Four Simple Steps to Homework Peace

Frustrated with the tension at home with your kids and homework?  Here are four simple steps to help increase the peace, along with your child’s or teen’s personal responsibility and growth: 1.  Insist on a homework area that invites success.  … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Catch Your Kids in the Act!

Whether they like it, or not, our kids need us to watch out for their missteps, so we can give them corrective guidance.  And with the increasing social connections, life opportunities, and freedoms that come with the teenage years, it … Continue reading

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6 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make With Teens & Tech

One of the most fundamental changes in parenting teens in our times is the lightning speed with which new technologies are embraced into and throughout their world.  We are still working on how to handle emerging digital technologies and the … Continue reading

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Three Ways To Set Up A Great School Year For Your Teens

  Another summer break is nearing an end.  Time to get the kids and the whole family back into school rhythm, and hopefully set them up for success as much as possible.  As you do your best to lead your … Continue reading

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7 Rules for Early Adolescent Digital Devices

      My family has officially reached that time where we have made the decision for our young adolescent son to have his own smartphone (after having his own tablet for gaming/YouTube only for a year or two).  For … Continue reading

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Six Great Parenting Opportunities of Pokemon GO

    I’m not sure there has yet been an app that has so immediately caused such a cultural impact as Pokemon GO.  If you haven’t heard of it yet, you probably think I’m kidding or exaggerating.  I’m not.  This … Continue reading

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