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Talking to Children About Tragedy
October 3rd, 2017

It seems parents are confronted with increasing regularity with this question in the wake of unspeakable tragedy: How do I tell my child about this? Do we follow our natural instinct to protect them, and say as little as possible, couching what we do say in bubble-wrapped terms? Is that the way to help a […]


Digital Mastery: Parents, You Have the Power!
August 30th, 2017

My main concern in this exploration is the effect of digital dependence upon our social intelligence. You see, fostering robust development of the brain circuitry responsible for social intelligence is a key focus of Parenting for Peace. Self-regulation and inner mastery are key themes in this endeavor of raising a generation of peacemakers. From where we sit […]


Digital Dependence: Is the Smartphone Generation Ruined?
August 9th, 2017

Today I’m spotlighting an essential article about the current smartphone generation in the September issue of The Atlantic: “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” The author* is Jean Twenge, a psychologist who studies generational characteristics and the influences that have created significant differences between generations. [*I forgive her the doomsday title, since she most likely didn’t write it; usually it’s […]


Digital Dependence: A (Funny) Picture’s Worth 1000 Bloggy Words
July 19th, 2017

Today’s a quickie, as I’ve just returned from a week on the other coast, celebrating my son’s 30th birthday. I’m leaning upon BoredPanda today, and their “20 Satirical Illustrations Show Our Addiction to Technology.” This one’s called “Modern Tan.”   Make no mistake — some of these are hard-hitting and downright chilling. They quite brilliantly push […]

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