Media Moment: No Plans

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Sarah Wolfson works at CMCH as an Administrative Associate, and is an editor for Media Moments. Over brunch one cold November morning, with pumpkin pancakes piled high on our plates and hot apple cider in our mugs, my friends and I took turns sharing our Thanksgiving plans. Kerry started us off by explaining how her… Read more »

Media Moment: How I Lost My Patience

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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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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 »

Media Moment: So Your Child Wants To Go To A Video Game Convention

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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: Taking a Look in the Mirror

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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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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 »

Media Moment: Let’s get off the Moral High Ground: Tech-Distraction is a Human Problem, Not Just a Kid’s Issue

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Es En Espanol Dear Reader, Welcome to another Media Moment! This month, Devorah Heitner, author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World, and founder of Raising Digital Natives, shares her recommendations for helping children focus and avoid digital distractions. These stories are meant to help create a village square of commiserating and co-celebrating… Read more »