Research + News | Topic: Parenting

Living With Children: The Realities Of Teens And Smartphones

Here is the short list of “realities” concerning smartphones and teenagers. Read the article here.

One-Third Of Engaged Christian Parents Is “Media-Stressed”

Over the past century, the rate of technological advancement has increased exponentially—and with that increase, social opportunities and dilemmas tethered to tech have also multiplied. Read the article from Barna here.

5 Questions To Ask Before You Get Your Kid A Phone

Make sure they (and you!) are ready for the next step with conversation starters that get everyone on the same page. Read the post from Common Sense Media here.

Teens Who Think Their Parents Are Loving Are Less Likely To Be Cyberbullies

Adolescents who perceive their parents to be loving and supportive are less likely to engage in cyberbullying, according to a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Read the article here.

What Parents And Teachers Can Do That Google Cannot Do

In a recent blog post, Tim Elmore says about teens, “we must adapt to the world they’re growing up in, but we don’t have to adopt every new trend that surfaces along the way.” Read his post here.

Parenting Children In The Age Of Screens

Two-thirds of parents in the U.S. say parenting is harder today than it was 20 years ago, with many citing technologies – like social media or smartphones – as a reason. Read the article here.

Parents Struggle To Find Work/Life Balance, Turning To Digital To Keep Kids Busy

Roughly a third of US parents said working from home while taking care of kids has been one of the biggest challenges they’ve had to face during the pandemic, according to May 2020 data from LendingTree. Read the data here.

You Lie, I Snoop? How Parents Monitor Teens’ Information

Getting teens to open up is an age-old struggle. Read the article here.

This Teen’s Hand-Made ‘Meme Guide’ Is A Must-Read For Every Parent

If you’ve ever wondered what a VSCO girl is, why your kids respond to your questions with “yeet,” or where the “Old Town Road” is located, there’s now a helpful guide for that. Read the article here.

Behind That Teenage TikTok Star, There’s Probably A Very Confused Parent

Teens can achieve online stardom almost overnight. While that creates an opportunity for a generation of internet users, it also poses a new challenge for a generation of parents. Read the article here.