Are Your Children Overloaded with Information?

December 10th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor The Internet, and all of the new computer and communication technology that has sprung from it, have been a boon to the information age, making information available at children’s fingertips instantaneously. The sheer volume of information now accessible online is staggering; there are around 50 billion pages on the Web. Information […]


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How Technology is Changing the Way Children Think and Focus

December 3rd, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor Thinking. The capacity to reflect, reason, and draw conclusions based on our experiences, knowledge, and insights. It’s what makes us human and has enabled us to communicate, create, build, advance, and become civilized. Thinking encompasses so many aspects of who our children are and what they do, from observing, learning, remembering, […]


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Media Teaches Bad Values to Your Children

November 8th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor How powerful and toxic are the value messages that children are receiving from the media today? According to a large body of research, the answer is very in both cases. Though I’m obviously making a judgment on what good and bad values are, I don’t think many parents would disagree with […]


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Developing Children’s Healthy Self-identity

October 31st, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor Self-identity is one of the trickier contributors to children’s healthy development because you can’t “do” things to your children to give them their self-identity. Rather, you can only create an environment that allows their self-identity to evolve naturally. A part of the environment that supports the emergence of culture and media, […]


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Are Media Creating a Generation of Narcissists?

October 23rd, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor The externalization of children’s self-identities caused by the omnipresence of popular culture and social media today, that I discussed in my last post, has resulted in an unhealthy internal focus on the self among young people these days. Do you recall the story of Narcissus? The handsome fellow in Greek mythology […]


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