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Dr. Jim Taylor

Is Big Media Slowly Killing Our Children?

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Your children’s physical health is the foundation for everything they become and do. As corporeal beings, they, like the rest of humanity, are at the mercy of the fitness of their bodies to handle the ordinary challenges and extraordinary demands that are placed on them during childhood and beyond. You are responsible for ensuring that […] [Read More]
Categories: Parenting

Has America Become Too Competitive?

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Let’s be honest. America may be the most competitive country in the world (though China may have now surpassed us). Competitiveness lies at the heart of what has driven our country to become the best on Earth at so many things. Whether the space race, the arms race, the human genome race, or the rat […] [Read More]
Categories: Popular Culture

Teach Your Wired Children about Healthy Relationships

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Technology, such as the Internet, smartphones, and social media, can have great benefits in helping your children form and maintain relationships. At the same time, if not used with limits and guidance by your children, such use may prevent them from developing the essential relationship qualities and skills that have allowed us to make real […] [Read More]
Categories: Parenting

What is Technology Doing to Children’s Friendships?

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As your children develop and enter the social world outside of your home, their peers’ importance to them will grow. In fact, as your children progress through high school, their peer group will exert a sometimes dismayingly great influence over them as you feel your own relationship with them diminish. Basically, being accepted and liked […] [Read More]
Categories: Parenting

Is Technology Creating a Divide in Families?

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Nowhere is the impact of popular culture and technology on children’s relationships more noticeable than in families. Both influences have contributed to a growing divide between the traditional roles that children and their parents play while, at the same time, blurring those same lines between parents and children. Over the past two decades, children who, […] [Read More]
Categories: Parenting

Is Technology Preventing Two Key Ingredients for Kids’ Relationships?

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Selflessness and empathy are two of the most important ingredients for children to develop healthy relationships. Selflessness involves the capacity for children to place the concerns of others appropriately ahead of their own. It allows others to sense that, whatever children do, their interests will be considered. Empathy is the ability for children to understand […] [Read More]
Categories: Parenting

Are Online Relationships Healthy for Young People?

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More and more these days, young people are establishing and maintaining relationships online. These “cyber” relationships often arise because parents, out of fear for their children’s safety, no longer allow them to be “free range” to congregate in local parks, at malls, and on street corners. The only place that they have permission to “meet […] [Read More]
Categories: Parenting

Is Technology Changing the Way Children Develop Relationships?

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Popular culture and technology are redefining the meaning of relationships; what relationships are, how they develop and are maintained, and how many relationships we can have. Popular culture, for example, suggests that love can be found in a few weeks on shows like The Bachelor, real family’s lives mirror shows such as Kate Plus 8 […] [Read More]
Categories: Parenting

How to Raise Mindful Children in a Digital World

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In my previous post, I asked the question: “Is technology making your children mindless instead of mindful?” I think it’s safe to say that it is incredibly difficult for children to be mindful, present, and calm in our culture that is now dominated by the constant flow of information. Yet, if you want your children […] [Read More]
Categories: Parenting

Real Corporate Change Takes the Six I’s

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Let’s be honest, change is difficult, really difficult. Whether a start-up experiencing growing pains, a company faced with increased competition, a floundering company trying to stay afloat, or a successful business attempting to expand into global markets, the path toward change can often be unclear at best and the barriers can seem insurmountable at worst. […] [Read More]
Categories: Business