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Why Do Kids Love Their Devices?

posted by monicajenner66 4 months ago
tags: education self directed learning

Before we get into fixing all this, you'll first need to understand why children value their screen time so much.

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It's genuinely a rich environment. The evolution of the internet has made it possible to access any information in the history of time within seconds. Memes are the culture of today's generation, knowing the latest update in League of Legends is equivalent to celebrity gossip of the 90s. In almost every area of our lives, we seek instant gratification. Kids find it through their devices. Just with the click of a button or running through a 30-second map, they'll achieve a shiny new trophy. Granted, games such as Minecraft require an enormous amount of patience and planning. 

Variety and novelty are available with new Pokemon coming out every year. New champions come out every month and brand new gaming trends flood the marketplace each day. 

 

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I check my calendar.

posted by monicajenner66 4 months ago
tags: seo marketing mindshift

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You guys, one of my favorite things is my Day Designer strategic planner. It’s front and back covers are decorated with crisp navy and white stripes (my favorite colors!). There are shiny gold brackets on the corners and sturdy gold rings for binding. Each month has pink tab dividers and each week is a two-page spread. I could tell you every single detail about this planner because it is perfect for me. Which brings me to my next secret: calendars are important.

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Putting On Your Oxygen Mask First: Self-Care for Parents and Givers

posted by monicajenner66 4 months ago
tags: health wilerness therapy teen help

They get to be completely present with their feelings, wrapped up in 24/7 support. On the flip side, parents are trying to manage day to day life, kids, finances, responsibilities, etc. AND participate in this incredibly intense emotional experience. Parents have often been in crisis mode with their kids for months or years leading up to the wilderness experience and are quite simply exhausted. This sets the stage for discussion of self-care…before we can do meaningful work on family dynamics, parents must restore some semblance of their own emotional balance and stability. This is the essence of the oxygen mask.

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What May or May Not Have Worked

posted by monicajenner66 4 months ago
tags: education self directed learning

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Limiting screen time each day. "You have 2 hours of screen time today." This solution may be great for some families, but often it results in children valuing their devices even more.

Taking away their devices as a punishment. Taking away things from a child to discipline them puts the thought in their heads that they can do the same if they want to hurt or punish someone. Forming healthy conflict resolution is imperative to children.

Banning devices from the household. Might very well be a fit for some, but for the majority of the population, it's a bit difficult to go off-grid. Completely giving in and letting them do whatever they want. On the other hand, banning devices may be an easy solution for some. It would mean trading being present and attentive in exchange for being worry free.

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What May or May Not Have Worked

posted by monicajenner66 4 months ago
tags: education self directed learning

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Limiting screen time each day. "You have 2 hours of screen time today." This solution may be great for some families, but often it results in children valuing their devices even more.

Taking away their devices as a punishment. Taking away things from a child to discipline them puts the thought in their heads that they can do the same if they want to hurt or punish someone. Forming healthy conflict resolution is imperative to children.

Banning devices from the household. Might very well be a fit for some, but for the majority of the population, it's a bit difficult to go off-grid. Completely giving in and letting them do whatever they want. On the other hand, banning devices may be an easy solution for some. It would mean trading being present and attentive in exchange for being worry free.

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My Top 4 Secrets to Developing Top-Notch Social Media Content

posted by monicajenner66 4 months ago
tags: marketing mind shift agency

I’m really good at playing pretend.

When I was a nanny during college, I was required to be imaginative and play house, or explorers in a jungle, or captain of a submarine. Surprisingly those years as a nanny equipped me well to be a content writer!

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What May or May Not Have Worked

posted by monicajenner66 4 months ago
tags: education intrinsic motivation

Limiting screen time each day. "You have 2 hours of screen time today." This solution may be great for some families, but often it results in children valuing their devices even more.

Taking away their devices as a punishment. Taking away things from a child to discipline them puts the thought in their heads that they can do the same if they want to hurt or punish someone. Forming healthy conflict resolution is imperative to children.

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Self-Care for Parents and Givers

As the Family Support Therapist at Blue Ridge, I work with the parents of our students in the field. My role is to offer space for families to experience their own process, which often parallels the student process but is distinctly different for obvious reasons. Teens are in the woods, with both the discomfort that it brings and the luxury of not having to attend to their “normal” lives. 

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Self-Care for Parents and Givers

As the Family Support Therapist at Blue Ridge, I work with the parents of our students in the field. My role is to offer space for families to experience their own process, which often parallels the student process but is distinctly different for obvious reasons. Teens are in the woods, with both the discomfort that it brings and the luxury of not having to attend to their “normal” lives. 

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Lessons Learned : A Balancing Act with Referrals

posted by monicajenner66 4 months ago
tags: marketing mind shift agency

Equilibrist

It typically starts with an email or a tweet or a FB message and goes something like - "Hi, I am John Doe and my business does XYZ. Our website is outdated and Mr. Smith referred you to me. We need help, what are your rates?"

We are excited because we have a lead and even better it is a referral from an evangelist aka a happy client. Great, right? For sure! Well, ok, most of the time it is, but sometimes it turns into us walking a tight rope balancing our reputation and referral with the demands and issues of the new client. 

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