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Screen Time Monitoring Apps and Programs

If your New Year’s resolution is to have fewer screens in your life- you’re not alone! I have heard from so many families (including my own) that a major goal of 2019 is to decrease screen time. The Screenagers Movie is not only an incredible documentary on screens in our culture, but also provides ongoing resources regarding technology. They just released their 2019 list of screen time management apps for parents and families looking for more control over technology. See below for a wide variety of management programs.

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How to talk to your kids about scary news - Screenagers Article

In a world where we are all inundated by news instantly on our phones, I found this article helpful and hope you do too!

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Put it down! Your phone, that is.

I can feel parents praising and adolescents cringing from here. But its true! We all need to work on putting our phones down, myself included. Adults and children alike are addicted to their phones and we are paying a heavy price for it. Standing in line for food? Look at your phone. Alone with no one to talk to? Look busy with your phone.  Bored? Phone. Sad? Phone. Happy? Gotta share it on your PHONE!

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The Social Media Dialectic

There’s no question that technology and social media have noticeably impacted the way we live our day-to-day lives.  We’re constantly posting, tweeting, commenting, liking, and now “reacting” to news, photos, moods, or ideas posted by both people we know and people we don’t know and “follow.”  What does get called into question is this:  Is social media keeping us more connected or disconnected to the world?  My answer:  It’s both.  It’s a dialectic!

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Screen Time Time Out

Most of us have heard of the importance of taking a “time out” from technology, whether it be a phone free dinner with family or a whole day to unplug after being inundated with information throughout the week. Technology, while incredibly useful and effective under many circumstances, poses new challenges in managing our emotions. I frequently find myself talking with my clients about how happy I am that Instagram and Snapchat weren’t even a figment of my imagination in my adolescence.

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Mindfulness in the Technology Age

Recenty I have been impressed by the articles found on Huffington Post's Healthy Living page. As a DBT therapist, I am always looking for unique ways to incorporate skills into the lives of my clients and my own life. The blogs in Huffington Post's Healthy Living have given me not only unique and helpful ways to practice mindfulness but they have described them in a way in which people can connect to.

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