Technology and Family Life: Finding the right balance

family-gadgets_1398308cYour Family and Technology: With the rampant use of technology  between parents and children, Dr. Kate helps families find the balance     between tech usage and family time.  Dr. Kate’s technology management program and technology detox  programs help families realign priorities and kick their unmanageable tech habits for good!

Kids today rely  more than ever on technology for entertainment and parents see both the positive and negative impact of technology on their children. In her technology management program, Dr. Kate provides      practical tips for how parents can structure their technology usage so that it remains positive.  Dr.Kate’s tech management program helps  families at risk for   technology addiction stop before true addiction develops.

She helps families understand Internet Gaming Disorders;  The APA recently included Internet Gaming Disorder in the DSM-5 publication.      Dr. Kate helps parents understand and recognize the presence of this  disorder in their children and she provides treatment to address the      problems now.

 

7 ways to keep calm and carry on while marching into spring

Posted by on Feb 20, 2016 in Parenting | 0 comments

7 ways to keep calm and carry on while marching into spring

 

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As February vacation comes to an end, students will enter what, for many, can be the most trying part of the school year. Beginning now until the end of the school year, academic expectations ramp up exponentially. (more…)

The importance of talking to children about racism

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Parenting | 0 comments

The importance of talking to children about racism

 

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Once viewed as controversial and perhaps even a topic to be avoided, today the topic of racism is widespread. Racism is discussed on the presidential campaign trail, it’s questioned in relation to police brutality, it’s displayed through surveillance video recording taken by your average citizen, and it’s even an argument behind the choices for this year’s Oscar’s nominees. (more…)

Parenting with presence: Trust your own instincts

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Family Time, Parenting, Savvy Parenting | 0 comments

Parenting with presence: Trust your own instincts

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Listening to Amy Cuddy’s new book “Presence (Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges)” highlights the importance of body language and the ability to display “presence” when parenting effectively. Cuddy defines presence as “the state of being able to comfortably express our true thoughts and feelings and values and talents and knowledge — so knowing who you are and being able to access that when you most need to.” (more…)

10 Ways to be More Connected in 2016

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016 in Family Time, Parenting | 0 comments

10 Ways to be More Connected in 2016

If nothing else New Year’s resolutions offer people a moment of pause to consider how they can improve their lives in the coming year. As many of you contemplate what your resolutions will be, I urge you to consider choosing resolutions that focus on prioritizing connecting with others and modeling this for your children. Studies suggest that the most successful children are ones with the ability to show empathy for others and human connection is the foundation of empathy.

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6 tips for giving the gift of technology

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Savvy Parenting, Technology | 0 comments

6 tips for giving the gift of technology

Contrary to what you might think, screens are still the No. 1 holiday item on kids’ lists this holiday season. Trendy novelties, like hoverboards and drones, trail behind demands for iPhones, tablets, gaming systems and computers. And with homework requiring technology and the Web, parents often feel pressure to succumb to their child’s technology requests.

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Making sense of senseless violence

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Family Time, Parenting | 0 comments

Making sense of senseless violence

The violence that we read and hear about around the world today is impossible to fully comprehend and yet to help kids cope with it, we don’t have to really understand it. The incident in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday is the most recent event that hits home hard, showing how the world can be an unpredictable and unsafe place.

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This holiday is about connecting with family

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Family Time | 0 comments

This holiday is about connecting with family

For many, Thanksgiving has become more of holiday of indulgences as opposed to a time of savoring family moments and traditions. Thanksgiving originated as a celebration of gratitude between the Pilgrims and the American Indians. Two diverse groups joined together as a way of sharing their good fortunes and giving thanks to each other.

 

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Motivating children through purpose

Posted by on Nov 8, 2015 in Savvy Parenting | 0 comments

Motivating children through purpose

Parent-teacher conferences are held this time of the year. This can be a stressful time for both parents and children. When parents attend these meetings and learn that their child is not doing well, they are often at a loss as to how to help their child improve.

 

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Parent Rap: 12 reasons to appreciate Halloween more than ever

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Kid Activities | 0 comments

Parent Rap: 12 reasons to appreciate Halloween more than ever

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In our tech-crazed world where virtual reality and texting trump, Halloween is as much of a celebration of connection as it is of witches, ghosts, goblins and candy.

Halloween is a welcome throwback to the times when real interactions were all that counted. It’s a standout celebration that is so popular it’s recognized in Europe, North America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  (more…)

Are you with a bullying partner?

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 in Couples | 0 comments

Are you with a bullying partner?
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