Posts Tagged 'social networking'

The taste of trepidation in our house this week is palpable, as my daughter approaches her first day of high school. As a freshman she’s anxious about finding her classes, making new friends, tough teachers, and of course, the social hierarchy, better known as “mean girls.” Chances are she won’t escape her high school years […]

Shhhh! Did you hear that? It’s the sound of a social collision caused by a slow but subtle dismantling of the new normal pushing out the old. With everyone between the ages of eight and 80 now possessing a mobile phone, we’ve become a culture of 24/7 publishers. With that unbridled activity comes an eerie climate of […]

Hashtags have become a normal part of everyday vernacular thanks to social media. By simply putting a pound (#) sign in front of a word like #OverIt or acronym, such as #tbt (throw back Thursday) social network users especially on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, and now Facebook, can easily join a specific conversation on that […]

Congratulations, parent. You are doing great. You’ve managed to bob and weave with every new app, gadget, and social network that sprouted up this year. You monitored phones, scrutinized online friends and followers, and helped your child navigate a few online storms. You are a pioneer; a trailblazer. Parenting kids even three years ago did […]

Disclaimer: If you are in blissful denial that your tech use is out of control at any level, then this article will make you uncomfortable. It may even make you mad. You may want to skip this post and go play Candy Crush instead. Professionals say the first step to dealing with, and overcoming any […]