Category: Technology

Fighting the Fear of Missing Out

A couple of weeks ago I wrote the post, Laptops and Mobile Phones: Creating the New Deficit In Our Kid's Lives. In the post I talked about the emotional deficits that parent's use of technology can often create in their kid's lives. One of the articles that I...

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Daily Dose #20: Teenagers and Sexting

High-Tech Flirting Turns Explicit, Altering Young Lives But adults face a hard truth. For teenagers, who have ready access to technology and are growing up in a culture that celebrates body flaunting, sexting is laughably easy, unremarkable and even compelling: the...

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Daily Dose #19: Facebook and Depression in Teens

Doctors Warn About 'Facebook Depression' in Teens Dr. Megan Moreno, a University of Wisconsin adolescent medicine specialist who has studied online social networking among college students, said using Facebook can enhance feelings of social connectedness among...

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Do You Have A Social Media “Mirror”?

I do that with satire, which is a tremendous vehicle for truth. It’s like a big mirror: You take an issue and you blow it up so it’s big enough and obvious enough for everyone to see. Then you stand next to it and ask: “Is that us? Are we OK with that? I love that...

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The Influence of Technology in Our Lives

“The technology is rewiring our brains,” said Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse and one of the world’s leading brain scientists. She and other researchers compare the lure of digital stimulation less to that of drugs and alcohol than to...

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About Rhett

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MDIV, MSMFT, LMFT), Speaker, Author and Coach, in private practice in Plano, TX. Read more...

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