A new study shows that the older a person is when they get their first smartphone, the better their mental health in young adulthood.
Celebrating Screen-Free Week
Do you feel like your device controls you? Could you use a little jump-start to form better tech-habits? JOIN US for a screen free week from May 1st- May 7th! Screen-Free week is a world-wide invitation (led by Fairplay) to spend a week without using our digital...
It’s Been Five Years Since I Banned My Devices from the Bedroom
What started as an intention to be a better parent, turned into a five year journey of reclaiming my mornings and evenings from technology, and rediscovering what I call the Three R’s of resetting: rest, relationships, and rejuvenation.
Rethinking Screen Time Rewards
What’s wrong with a chore chart that allows our children to earn their screen time?
Is 3 Hours of Gaming Per Day Really a Good Idea for Our Kids?
Recently Adam Grant, a thought leader with over one million followers, posted his thoughts on this study: Video gaming may be associated with better cognitive performance in children This study of "nearly 2,000 children found that those who reported playing...
Is Your Teen Begging for BeReal?
BeReal gives you a random two-minute window to post a photo of whatever you are doing right then and there. Here’s what you need to know.
17 Summers: Screen Time Sanity Through All Ages & Stages
Here are the guiding principles for screen time that got us through 17 summers with kids and teens.
Why We Don’t Use a Teen Cell Phone Contract—and What We Do Instead
No, cell phone contracts aren’t bad, but I think they are an outdated solution for the challenges teens are facing online today.
Trust Your Gut—Five Ways Parents Can Lean into Their Intuition and Safeguard Their Kids Online
Parents should have regular technology discussions with kids and teens, check phones and social media weekly, and build trust over time.
Which Kid-Safe Smartphone is Right For Your Family?
We believe the best childhood is the one that is untethered to a device. However, at some point kids will start to learn tech as a tool. We share our slow-tech approach and how to choose the right kid-safe phone for your family when the time is right!
Battle Prep & Bubble Wrap—Two Types of Tech Talks That Will Save Your Kids
Bind your kids in bubble wrap when possible, but also prepare them for the battle of digital dangers that lie ahead with these two types of Tech Talks.
The Gryphon Router Makes Robust Parental Controls a Breeze
When is the last time you adjusted any settings on your router? How about using your router to block a device's access to the internet? Or scheduled time for the Wi-Fi to be completely turned off? If you're like most people, the answer is: never. You bought it, set it...