You want to understand Millennials?

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Family, Society/Culture, technology | 0 comments

You want to understand Millennials? Two articles jumped out at me this week. One by Farhad Manjoo, “Corporate America Chases the Mythical Millennial,” and the other by David Brooks, “Inside Student Radicalism.” Brooks compared the incessant rush for “excellence” as rewarding the “meritocracy,” where college students are “stressed and exhausted,” with “a moral life that is more vehement, more strenuous than anything being offered by their...

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Technology is a tool, not a right: Kids, Christmas, and Smartphones

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Family, Society/Culture, technology, Teens | 0 comments

  Perhaps the most often asked question by parents when I do a Parenteen seminar is “What about technology?” Behind this question is the universal fear parents feel with the encroaching and pervasive nature of technological opportunities. Regardless if the presenting issue concerns too much time on the phone, recent articles on sexting, or the lack of willingness (or even ability) to communicate in complete sentences, issues almost always...

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