Media Moment: How I Lost My Patience

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Impatient child at the beach

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 »

Media Moment: Rated F for Family

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Three kids as clown and superheroes

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 »

¿Puede el uso de los medios de comunicación causar que los adolescentes estén insatisfechos con su cuerpo y contribuir a desórdenes alimenticios?

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Two women on phones over breakfast

Pregunta: Usted ha mencionado investigaciones que demuestran que el uso de ciertos medios de comunicación puede causar tristeza y/o ansiedad en los adolescentes, y que existen investigaciones que vinculan tener sentimientos negativos con tener hábitos alimenticios poco saludables. Por lo tanto, ¿cree usted que tener sentimientos negativos que resultan del uso de medios de comunicación… Read more »

¿Puede mi hija adolescente ser acusada de cometer un delito, en base a los mensajes de texto que escribe a sus amigas?

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Woman texting over coffee

En In English Pregunta: Recientemente leí que una joven fue condenada por enviar un mensaje de texto a un amigo, diciéndole que se suicidara. Encuentro este caso increíblemente preocupante, porque la chica que fue condenada tenía solo 17 años cuando esto sucedió y mis hijos adolescentes envían mensajes con contenido que fácilmente podría ser malinterpretado. Por… Read more »

Media Moment: Taking a Look in the Mirror

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media moment The Circle

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 »

Media Moment: Our FaceTime Family

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Sarah Gillis Media Moment

Dear Reader, Welcome to another Media Moment! This month, Sarah Gillis, the Associate Administrator at CMCH, shares how video chatting with her family helps maintain their close relationships with each other. These stories are meant to help create a village square of commiserating and co-celebrating the many ways media intersect with our lives and the… Read more »