Is Technology Changing the Way Children Develop Relationships?

February 11th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor Popular culture and technology are redefining the meaning of relationships: what relationships are, how they develop and are maintained, and how many relationships we can have. Popular culture, for example, suggests that love can be found in a few weeks on shows like The Bachelor, real family’s lives mirror shows such […]


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Is Technology Making Your Children Mindless Instead of Mindful?

January 22nd, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor I’m no Zen master and I don’t expect you to teach your children to meditate all day. At the same time, the notion of mindfulness has much broader meaning than as an Eastern philosophy or for practitioners of Buddhism. In fact, it has tremendous significance for your children growing up in […]


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Is Raising Good Decision Makers Parents’ Greatest Challenge?

January 15th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor Good decision making is one of the most powerful skills your children need to learn as they progress through childhood and transition into adulthood. But I promise you, it is not a skill that will develop readily on its own, particularly in the digital world in which they are growing up. […]


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Is Technology Creating a Generation of Bad Decision Makers?

January 7th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor Decision making is another aspect of children’s thinking that seems to be suffering as a result of the latest technology. This poor decision making is illustrated by events over the last few years involving young people making egregiously bad decisions that involve technology (not to mention the frequent examples occurring in […]


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Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be…Multitaskers

December 19th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor Like many digital natives, your children are probably on their way to becoming lifelong multitaskers (or so you think). As the research indicates, children these days spend about seven-and-a-half hours a day interacting with technology unrelated to school and when multitasking is counted, that number jumps to an astonishing ten-and-three-quarter hours. […]


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