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Pink, Thomas the Train and Other Choices

There are many paths for children. My job as a parent is to be present, and help her learn responsibility, the power of choice, good and bad, and then to empower my daughter as much as possible to succeed.

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Soleil's meltdown after being separated from a Mac at the  Apple store.

The Screen Time Dilemma

Like most parents, I am concerned with my daughter Soleil’s welfare and education. One of the most disconcerting things about this time period is her interest in video and games, and what is an often poor reaction to being separted from the media. Soleil throws sever temper tantrums when she video and ipad time ends, which is now causing us to discipline her more frequently. Specifically, we are using corner time, room time, restricted access to video, and grounding to work through this period. She doesn’t go to school yet, but her start is imminent (waiting on pddy training to take hold). Until then we’re actively reading with her and more. We’d love interactive games and fun learning to be […]

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Will Media Make Our Children Think Differently?

Image by Toca Boca Semantic data, smaller screens, texting, social media, short videos, network update streams, augment reality, and more continue to evolve the way we receive information from both new and traditional email. As each new innovation arrives and evolves, people ask whether or not the new XXXX is harming our youth. Will they will be unable to think logically or effectively? Perhaps the right way to look at this is to ask whether they will think differently. Inevitably, the answer is yes. Their media information environment is dramatically different than the childhood we remember so fondly. Currently, there is much concern about literacy, and the state of language with texting and short form media. In actuality, what new […]

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