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Monthly Archives: August 2018

An App to Help Manage Screen Time?!


Is there a product to help combine screen time management as well as help parents manage kids' devices? It just so happens that there is! TechDen has created the first ever product that combines an app that parents use to manage screen time with a physical home that charges and stores kids’ phones and tablets. The Den takes an “out of sight, out of mind” approach to teaching kids healthy habits around device use, promoting a positive balance with technology and creating more family time. We’re about creating healthy habits for device use by teaching and empowering kids to put their screens in the Den. We want screens out of kids hands and sight, and have them outside playing! The mere ability to see their device simply triggers the desire to use it. Out of [...]

An App to Help Manage Screen Time?!2022-09-19T19:21:16+00:00

Ten Reasons why Children Under the Age of 12 Should NOT Play Violent Video Games


At TAG Counseling we frequently work with teens who suffer from video game and/or screen addictions. More and more kids are playing violent games early in childhood resulting in increasingly difficult social problems we're dealing with as a society. Moving to Learn recently posted the following article as to why children under the age of 12 should not play violent video games... and the information is sobering. Video games are a ubiquitous form of entertainment in today’s children and youth, and while fun and exciting, video games have a dark side that parents, teachers and clinicians can no longer afford to ignore. The recent rise in mass killings by gun, knife and moving vehicles, has wrongly focused on gangs and gun control as a primary intervention. Society would be wise to shift attention toward understanding [...]

Ten Reasons why Children Under the Age of 12 Should NOT Play Violent Video Games2022-09-19T19:21:59+00:00

Podcasts for the Whole Family


Summer is winding down and as the last long weekend before autumn approaches families are often trying to sneak in one last trip together. But when everyone (and everything!) is packed into the car, mobile devices seem to find their way into everyone's hands to keep people "entertained" on the road. How about trying a family-friendly podcast instead? Everyone listens and discusses what they thought - informative and interactive - seems like a win-win! Screenagers recently shared their top ten family podcasts - which we're including below: PLANET MONEY The Lollipop War This battle is about sugar, and how an Ohio lollipop company wants to buy it cheaper while the Minnesota sugar-beet farmers want to keep U.S sugar prices up. Sugar is such a big part of our culture that the topic definitely warrants a [...]

Podcasts for the Whole Family2022-09-19T19:23:18+00:00
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