“They are systematically killing the industry”

Source » Jack Nicas for The Times: They all tell a similar story: They ran apps that helped people limit the time they and their children spent on iPhones. Then Apple created its own screen-time tracker. And then Apple made staying in business very, very difficult. Over the past year, Apple…

Choosing to be tech-wise with your kids

Choosing to be tech-wise with your kids Before I got my driver’s license, my dad scratched out a hand-written contract (of sorts) that outlined what I committed to doing and not doing behind the wheel. Writing and cutting/pasting ideas from several sources,1 I put together the same…

“The hope that moms don’t need”

Source » Maggie Combs for the TGC: But moms tend to put their hopes in long (okay, short) naps, obedient children, clean homes, successful goals, and ever-elusive alone time. These transient hopes may encourage for a moment, but they crumble at the first sign of pressure. Motherhood is a physical, emotional,…

The paradigm shift from parenting to “peer-enting”

Source » MTV executive Nick Shore in Fast Company: A century of “parent-centered” nuclear family has steadily been under-going a paradigm shift, and may have just passed the tipping point. The nucleus of the family has been moving towards the child, and Millennials look like the first generation raised in that…