January 2014

M O N T H L Y  T I P

 
Reap the rewards of reading together

When you take time to read with your young child for 30 minutes a day, you can influence early language development  and later reading ability–important skills for future success. Especially for infants (0-2), learning from a television, tablet, or app just can’t compare to one-on-one interaction with a parent. So hold your child in your lap, point, sing, and play as you read print books or even basic e-books together. The cuddle time is a bonus for you and your child! Learn more

P A R E N T  Q U E S T I O N S
 
Should I read my 14-year-old’s text messages?

I want to make sure she is safe and that she isn’t using her phone late at night. She feels that I check her texts because I don’t trust her, but I feel that as a parent (who also pays for the phone), it is my job to make sure she is safe. Read the answer here

R E S E A R C H

Adolescents’ problematic Internet use

Learn more about teens and the way the use the Internet in this article from Computers in Human Behavior. Read more

P R E S S 

Faster and Faster: Voices in the Family

Listen to Dr. Michael Rich and other experts discuss Internet Addiction and how it affects our lives. Listen here