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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 […]

Birthing & Vaccines: Are We *REALLY* Independent?
July 3rd, 2017

Anyone with a pulse and a Facebook feed knows that America is a country painfully divided — about our leadership, our economy, our values and place in the world. We’re also deeply divided over our beliefs about how to birth, raise, and educate our children… and keep them healthy in the process. Believe me, aside from the current political situation, […]

Digital Dependence: Is This Legislation a Solution?
June 21st, 2017

Concern over the effects of digital dependence is clearly something you share with me if you’re following these posts. One of the most pressing of these concerns is how it impacts the rapidly-developing brain circuitry of children and adolescents, and can impair and rewire their capacities for social intelligence. (See 1st and 4th posts in the list below.) […]

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