Impatient child at the beach Media Moment: How I Lost My Patience - As I enter my 20’s, I’m beginning to look internally to explore opportunities for self-growth. This can be an uncomfortable and unpleasant experience, especially when forced to come to terms with some of my shortcomings. But at the same time, it seems beneficial to develop a sense of awareness, so that I can begin to... Read more »

Three kids as clown and superheroes Media Moment: Rated F for Family - Walking into the premier of Incredibles 2, with our favorite candies hidden beneath our sweatshirts, my brothers, Colin and Brendan, and I could hardly contain our excitement. We were only seven, five and two years old when the original Incredibles premiered, but we’d watched it enough times on DVD to know almost every word. Now,... Read more »
young woman watching laptop in bed Media Moment: Spotted – Sarah Spending the Day on Netflix Again - In twelfth grade, when I could barely leave my room, I found solace in Gossip Girl’s fictionalized Upper East Side. It’s probably no coincidence that I started watching Gossip Girl right around the same time when my depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder put me at an all-time low. Gossip Girl allowed me to sit and... Read more »
Video Game Convention Media Moment: So Your Child Wants To Go To A Video Game Convention - Dear Reader, Welcome to another Media Moment! This month, Wesley Sanders, a post-doctoral fellow at the Boston VA Healthcare System and clinical psychology research affiliate of Boston University, shares how parents can better understand kids’ gaming interests and learn ways to support their children’s healthy media use by attending video game conventions with them. These... Read more »
media moment The Circle Media Moment: Taking a Look in the Mirror - Dear Reader, Welcome to another Media Moment! This month, Anna Miller, the Media Coordinator at the Center for Young Women’s Health at Boston Children’s Hospital, shares how her interpretation of Dave Egger’s book, The Circle helped her set goals for using media more mindfully. These stories are meant to help create a village square of... Read more »