Developing healthy technology habits with your teen

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Developing healthy technology habits with your teen

If Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or YikYak seem like gobbledygook, it may be time to educate yourself on the world of technology your kids are growing up in.

Technology is one of the benefits of living in today’s world. It is a non-negotiable for success in our educational, vocational, and social cultures. Yet, with all the advantages there are inherent dangers, deceptions, and abuses. Teens often look to their digital tools to make them happy, when you set boundaries or take them away they feel frustrated and incomplete. Unhealthy habits formed in this stage of life easily carry over into adulthood and addictions to technology make other addictions more likely.

Dr. Kathy Koch is an expert in educational psychology and parenting, and she’s written the book . She joined Dr. Bill Maier Live! to share more insights on the matter.

Highlight: Technology and the expectation of choice

You can hear the entire conversation between Dr. Bill Maier and Dr. Kathy Koch at the top of this post.

Dr. Koch

Dr. Koch

Dr. Kathy Koch (cook), the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., is an internationally celebrated speaker who has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in about 25 countries through keynote messages, workshops, seminars, assemblies, and other events. Her practical, relevant, results-oriented concepts and engaging, honoring, and humorous speaking style draw enthusiastic reviews from children, teens, parents, and educators. They leave her events armed with new beliefs, attitudes, practical tools, and increased hope to make appropriate changes, establish healthy relationships, and increase success in family, life, and school.

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