Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Is Texting Harmful for Your Kids?

Although there is not enough research due to the lack of time that has passed with the texting craze, it is apparent that part of parenting means monitoring / restricting use and access to some things including texting.

NY Times reports "The phenomenon is beginning to worry physicians and psychologists, who say it is leading to anxiety, distraction in school, falling grades, repetitive stress injury and sleep deprivation."

How do you protect your kids? How do you motivate your kids to achieve their responsibilities by using access to technology as a motivator?

Monday, May 25, 2009

The case for marriage

Research shows that in a two parent household children thrive. This of course means a family where abuse, domestic violence, substance use, etc are not prevalent.

Here is a snippet from this report: for the full report click here.
"Fundamental Conclusions

The authors conclude with three fundamental conclusions:

1. Marriage is an important social good, associated with an impressively broad array of positive outcomes for children and adults alike.
2. Marriage is an important public good, associated with a range of economic, health, educational, and safety benefits that help local, state, and federal governments serve the common good.
3. The benefits of marriage extend to poor and minority communities, despite the fact that marriage is particularly fragile in these communities."