By Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW Photo by Julia M Cameron from Pexels The purpose for having a phone contract is to make sure everyone in the family is on the same page and in agreement with cell phone expectations. The goals are to encourage relationship, conversation, and responsibility with and without devices. “Keep your … Continue reading Is It Time for Our Kids to Have a Cell Phone?
Photo by Elly Fairytale from Pexels Rules are important, but connecting with your teen is essential. “My 17-year-old daughter never wants to talk with me.” The middle-aged mom at my parenting workshop dabbed at her eyes with a tissue as she described the parent-child relationship she had with her oldest daughter. “I don’t know what … Continue reading When Boundaries Hinder Bonding By Jonathan McKee
We’ve all been there, sitting at a restaurant, watching groups of people at a table, all focused on their smartphones instead of on one another. Or maybe we gaze over to see the driver beside us texting and accelerating at the same time, wondering if she’s aware that she’s just about to run into the … Continue reading Setting Healthy Limits for Technology by Joannie DeBrito, Ph.D, LCSW, LMFT