Learning to Pay Attention

Continued from last week’s post “Growing Attention in an Age of Distraction.” In researching ways to help children learn to pay attention, I came across a comprehensive, informative article by Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., a teacher and educational...

Growing Attention in an Age of Distraction

In last week’s post, I discussed a new cognitive condition called digital dementia which is affecting teens and young adults.  This condition is defined as the deterioration of brain function as a result of the overuse of digital technology, which over-develops their...

Digital Dementia

  Our kids are surrounded by so much technology. Media. Each day I hear of some new social media form by which they connect to others.  It’s impossible to keep up.  How then can we guide our children to use digital technology beneficially but also avoid the...

Are Your Kids Digitally Distracted?

Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for our miseries, and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.” 17th Century French Philosopher “School studies have a higher purpose than the acquisition of information or worldly skills.  These acquisitions will...

DIGITAL TIPS & GUIDELINES

TIPS & GUIDELINES from The Digital Invasion by Dr. Archibald D. Hart & Sylvia Hart Frejd Recommended Screen Limits for Children (American Academy of Pediatrics) Children ages -2 – NO screen time.  Babies need all five senses to develop at this stage,...