The idea of empathy has been on my mind a lot lately, in part because of this clip that made the rounds on social media about a week ago. While on Conan a while back, funnyman Louis C.K. discussed his views on why he doesn't want his kids to have cell phones... [youtube id="5HbYScltf1c"] The … [Read more...]
Tweens, Teens and Cell Phones.
Recently I read a few blogs regarding cell phones and children. The blogs all differ in terms of some parents allowing them, while others are against them. So what about me? Well I am all for them at the right time and age - which is different with each child.My oldest who is now 14 got … [Read more...]
Last week there was a pda breakdown felt all around the world. While people were going nuts without full access to their mobile devices, I quite enjoyed it. Now...I understand that my life/work does not depend on being connected. Admittedly though, I have become quite accustomed to … [Read more...]
As I headed out for drinks with a friend one evening last week, I grabbed a coat I'd not worn for some time... it was pouring with rain, and it was suddenly chilly, even for September.I threw it over my shoulders as I ran down the stairs (late, late...) and searched for the sash to tie it up. My … [Read more...]
Invasion of Privacy or Parenting?
I have some rules around communication for my 11 year-old son. They were established when he first got his cell phone. Actually, that's not totally true. They were established when his friends first got their cell phones. Until that point we really didn't need any rules because he barely used the … [Read more...]
Smart Phone – Please make me smart soon!
Recently I purchased a Iphone. I learned through my phone research that my Iphone is a "smart phone". I want to know exactly when this phone is going to make me smart? I have had it for 2 weeks now and don't feel anymore productive or ummmm smart. If anything I am becoming more distracted by … [Read more...]