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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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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