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Who Needs Technology? Four Ideas for Screen-Free Family Fun

By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D., author of Ollie Outside: Screen-Free Fun Technology is ubiquitous; computers, tablets, gaming systems, smartphones—wherever we are or go these days, it seems that some sort of screen is right there with us. And while there are … Continue reading

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To Tech (Gift) or Not to Tech

’Tis the season for tech gifts—or is it? Anyone thinking of buying a new gadget or game for a child should weigh the pros and cons of high-tech gifts. Consider the child’s age, interests, and abilities. The family’s routines and … Continue reading

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All Those Digital Gadgets!

When I got my first smartphone a few years ago, it did not take me long to realize that it was more of an entertainment device than a communication one. Sure, I could make calls and send emails and text … Continue reading

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