Research + News | Topic: Boundaries
Feb 26, 2020
Opinion: ‘The Children I Meet Are Often Shattered By Their Social Media Use’
“On the one hand, [our devices] are great fun and often fascinating, but on the other hand, they can be a continuous distraction from our real lives and can often make us feel tense, nervy and disconnected.” Read the article here.
Feb 10, 2020
We Gave Teenagers Smartphones. Did We Rob Them Of An Inner Life?
Teens, more than anyone, need time spent in solitude, where emotions are processed and the brain powers down. Read the article here.
Jan 7, 2020
My Teen Says I’m The ‘Only Mom’ With Such Strict Rules. But I Know I’m Not Alone
The wild variations of how to raise tiny people into adults become more obvious as our children become more aware of their peers — adding yet another challenge to the already weighty task of parenting. Read the article here.
Jan 6, 2020
Enforcing Cellphone Rules For Teenagers
Many families draft a personal contract that lays out the rules of cellphone usage for their children. Read the article here.
Dec 16, 2019
Too Much Screen Time? Here’s How To Dial Back
Sticking to a new routine can stop your children from becoming screen zombies. Read the article here.
Oct 16, 2019
Teens Keep Outsmarting Apple’s Features For Limiting Screen Time, And Parents Are Starting To Get Frustrated
Teens keep discovering ways to get around Apple’s Screen Time parental control feature. Read the article here.
Jun 12, 2019
Start Your Summer Screen-Time Rules Now!
Nip screen-time excesses in the bud with summer screen rules that start today. Read this blog post for suggestions from Common Sense Media here.
May 15, 2019
Teens Smuggle Burner Phones To Defy Parents
One South Carolina family confiscated multiple phones their daughter had gotten from school friends or elsewhere. Read the article here.
Apr 26, 2019
Pink Explains Why She’s Stopped Posting Photos Of Her Kids On Social Media
Pink, like many celebrities — and, in fairness, like most of the world — is active on social media. But recently she’s decided to change her posting habits, especially as related to her children. View the video clip here.
Apr 23, 2019
Teens Don’t Seem To Grow Out Of Problematic Cell Phone Use
Some teenagers develop a craving to use a cell phone during inappropriate times, and new research suggests it is not something that is likely to change as they become young adults. Read the article here.