Dr. Bev on the Healthy Screen Habits podcast
Click on this link to hear S3 Episode 4: How to TAME Your Tech on the Healthy Screen Habits podcast with Hillary Wilkinson. I explain the story of where the “TAME Your Tech” phrase began and how we, parents, can easily connect and communicate with our kids in a digital age.
What I Learned from a Viral Instagram Post
I posted an Instagram Reel a few months ago that both surprised and encouraged me. The Reel was viewed over 1.5 Million times with 44.5K Likes and nearly 1,000 comments. The post was from a parent’s viewpoint: “We gave our son a phone too early? Can I just take it back?” And the answer I …
Need an app for a higher quality life?
Pause for a moment and ponder, what do you do with your digital device? And, what is your digital device doing for you? Who are you listening to online? What images are you looking at on the Internet? When do you use tech the most and why?
Why I played video games with my kid
Have you ever played Mario Kart? How about Fortnite, Call of Duty, Minecraft, or Rocket League? If you have kids ages 8-17, chances are you’ve watched them play one or more of these games. A recent study revealed that family members who played video games together, had better family satisfaction and family closeness.
4 TED Talks that will challenge parents today
What’s your favorite TED Talk? I have too many to count! There are so many good ideas that are indeed worth spreading which is why it’s fun to write this post. Each of these TED Talks will inform you and hopefully challenge you to talk with your kids, ask questions, about their online activity, consider …
What ‘human’ looks like in a digital world
Sherry Turkle’s book Alone together: Why we expect more from technology and less from each other, is a fairly good prediction (the book written ten years ago) at what the future holds if humans refrain from asking important questions about what it means to be human and why human companionship matters. The overriding question …
The best way to communicate with digital kids
If something is tame its behavior is predictable. Taming something means to master it. A tamed object is controllable. And it is possible to TAME Your Tech. SmartDigitalKids.com is a place for parents to learn how to communicate with digital kids, and to become a positive influence in their own child’s life. Kids are growing …
Technology is the cool tool
Have you seen the new Netflix documentary called The Social Dilemma? If you haven’t seen it yet, you might want to add it to your calendar. If you have seen it, what did you think? I first heard Tristan Harris’ story back in 2017 at his TED Talk called: How a handful of …