What Do Young People Say About Their Relationship with Technology?

May 8th, 2013

By Dr. Jim Taylor To give you a sense of the scope of the effect of technology on the psychological and emotional health of young people, I want to describe the results of an international study involving more than 1000 students from ten countries across five continents that asked students to disconnect from technology for 24 […]


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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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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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The Joys of “Bromance”

September 12th, 2012

By Dr. Jim Taylor I have a confession: I’m having a “bromance.” You may know the term from the movie I Love You, Man; it describes a close, though non-sexual relationship between two men. Yes, my wife knows about and she supports it. My bromance was certainly unexpected. In fact, he (I’ll call him Drew) […]


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