Internet/Text/Social Media

Digital Media – Effects on the Developing Brain

May 21, 2018

This weekend I had the pleasure of being the keynote speaker for the Foxborough Regional Charter School’s annual Family Engagement Conference – Parenting in the 21st Century. My keynote: Digital Media – the effects on the developing brain. My intent for this keynote was to provide the most up to date research, as well as […]

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Social Media – Healthy Debate or Hurtful Personal Attacks?

April 27, 2018

So many people are on social media. Thus, many know what it is like to post their opinion about a debate-worthy topic to only get blasted personally rather than the focus being on the debate topic at hand. Why is the communication style for some on social media attack oriented and aggressive? What are tips […]

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Digital Heroin- The effects of screen time on the developing brain

April 17, 2018

As the keynote speaker for Foxborough Regional Charter School’s Family Engagement Conference 2018 I shall discuss: Digital Heroin- the effects of screen time on the developing brain. This will be my 3rd year in a row as a speaker for FRCS, and I am proud to be invited back. Each year is a different timely […]

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Teen Sexting – Is this normal? Sex Education in School?

February 28, 2018

Is sexting for teenagers normal? Should sexting be taught as a part of sexual education in school? These are the latest questions posed to me during an interview on FOX News Channel’s The Ingraham Angle. This blog article further explores the topic, post the interview.

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Social Media and Teen Depression – Is there a link?

November 16, 2017

The relationship one has with their social media devices is just that, a relationship. Some have a healthy relationship with social media and some do not. I have often spoken about this very topic on TV on various news programs discussing that our phone has become an appendage. In my counseling practice, social media has […]

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Addicted To Your Phone?

October 8, 2016

During an interview on The O’Reilly Factor on FOX News on October 6th 2016, I entered the No Spin Zone to discuss technology and it’s effect on our every day lives. Bill O’Reilly asked me for my observations regarding phone addiction and I shared on air that I am seeing a compulsion, a need, and […]

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What Is Cheating?

July 26, 2015

For my regular readers, as you know I have written much on the topic of cheating, as well have appeared often on television, radio, and quoted in a variety of print media sharing my tips and perspectives on a wide variety of hot topics as it relates to cheating. Today’s article offers my readers the […]

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Pay Attention To Your Spouse ‘Unplug’ – Relationship Tips

January 18, 2015

In a world where we are plugged in 24/7; from Facebook to Twitter to texting to emails… paying attention to your spouse, to your mate, any relationship you are in – deserves and requires your attention if it is to grow. As a Marriage Therapist and Relationship Counselor I provide relationship tips to help couples […]

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Social Media – Outlet For Adults To Verbally Assault

August 31, 2014

A Psychotherapist With A Voice: Opinion Piece – – We expect children to communicate with intellectualism when in conflict with another simply based upon having a difference of opinion. We expect children not to use social media as an outlet to verbally assault others. Yet painfully I am all too aware from my own experience […]

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Kids And Technology – Long Car Rides

August 10, 2014

Kids and technology – many debate regarding quality and quantity. The age of children and how long they should have their eyes looking at a screen is often in question. Through the years I have shared my insights and tips on television: Social Media Impact On Children – Are Kids Too Plugged In? (e.g., FOX […]

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