Landra, Parenting

Let Teens Earn Their Independence

In one way or another we prepare for our children to leave the nest from their first breath. We love them and protect them, watch as they learn to do more and more on their own. As they enter their teens, their focus shifts away from the family and they begin to prioritize peer relationships. […]

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Landra, Parenting, Technology

A Back-To-School Tech Contract For Your Teen

For the past three months, your teen has had the luxury and freedom to bask in the glow of the TV or mobile device of his choosing. But pretty soon he’s going to have to juggle homework and extra-curricular activities once again. With school right around the corner, you might be wondering how to get […]

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Landra, Parenting

Positive Associations Help Teens Focus

According to a recent study, teens are using media a staggering average of nine hours a day, excluding media time spent on schoolwork (for tweens it’s six). They’re using a variety of platforms during downtime, meals, chores, and even homework. There was a time when the ability to multitask was lauded as one of the […]

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Landra, Technology

Helping Teens Engage With Technology in a Positive Way

For many years, we have been circling around this big question: Does technology affect teens? If so, in what ways? And, is technology more harmful or helpful to them? It’s safe to say that most teens are exposed to technology most of the day. It’s also safe to say that yes, technology does have both […]

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Landra, Parenting

Ease Your Worry With Technology to Monitor Your Teen Driver

The flowers have bloomed, temperatures have spiked, and the sun has finally come out of hibernation, which means summer is nearly here. While everyone anxiously awaits summer, teenagers, in particular, live for those precious two months of the year where there is no school, no snow, and limited parental supervision. It’s natural for teenagers to […]

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Landra, Parenting

Tips for Parents, Teens to Help With College Transition

It’s that time of year when many high school seniors are settling into their choice of university and imagining what life is going to be like without mom and dad around all the time. They envision endless party nights without curfews or check-ins. Their minds wander to days without their parents hovering over their shoulder […]

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