Dr. Gwenn’s Family Media Use Plan

Looking for a way to help your family have a healthy media diet? Try my Family Media Use Plan! … [Read more...]

Saying “Farewell” to Harry Potter and Friends

Are you going to see Harry Potter this weekend? How are your kids dealing with the “end” of this much beloved decade long saga? If your kids are like mine, they’ve been counting down the days until the opening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II”. This is not a new phenomenon for my family...as we’ve experienced the same lead up excitement with all the prior movies. The difference … [Read more...]

Relaxing and Staying Unplugged as a Family

“Stop the World, I want to Get Off!” I remember seeing that play years and years ago at summer camp. That phrase runs through my mind a lot lately as the pace of things seems to speed up more and more. I recently got one of those “smart phones” – phone, email, camera gadget. It’s really cool and can connect me anywhere any time to anyone. But, do I really want to be that accessible? On the one … [Read more...]

Getting the Digital Message RITE

Has one of these scenarios ever happened to you or one of your digital teens? Someone sends you a text, email or Facebook message that riles you up a bit, good or bad, that you respond from a place of pure emotion...type the message, hit send and then a second later say to yourself "you know, perhaps that message was too much. I wish I had waited to send it or not sent it at all."? You … [Read more...]