Teach Your Wired Children about Healthy Relationships

March 27th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor Technology, such as the Internet, smartphones, and social media, can have great benefits in helping your children form and maintain relationships. At the same time, if not used with limits and guidance by your children, such use may prevent them from developing the essential relationship qualities and skills that have allowed […]


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Is Technology Preventing Two Key Ingredients for Kids’ Relationships?

March 6th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor Selflessness and empathy are two of the most important ingredients for children to develop healthy relationships. Selflessness involves the capacity for children to place the concerns of others appropriately ahead of their own. It allows others to sense that, whatever children do, their interests will be considered. Empathy is the ability […]


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Are Online Relationships Healthy for Young People?

February 27th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor More and more these days, young people are establishing and maintaining relationships online. These “cyber” relationships often arise because parents, out of fear for their children’s safety, no longer allow them to be “free range” to congregate in local parks, at malls, and on street corners. The only place that they […]


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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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