There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Finding value while setting limits on children’s screen time.
Randy Kulman Ph.D.
Can video games really make you smarter? A new study suggests that video game play increased IQ scores in kids ages 10 to 12 years. These three steps can turn game time into learning time.
Can video game–based neurotechnology really help kids with ADHD? Novel screen-based technologies show great promise for improving attention, executive functions, and social and emotional learning.
Can attention really be positively affected by video games? This contradicts video gaming's reputation as being a distraction. Find games and technologies that help kids with ADHD.
Are smartphones and screen time really the cause of the mental health crisis among U.S. teens?
Have you ever thought movie night is not productive? Wrong! Use movies to teach your child about executive functioning.
Remote learning is here to stay for many students. Kids have some strong opinions about it—and educators and parents might benefit from their insights.
If your kids did not learn anything from remote learning, it may be that they need help with their executive functioning skills.
Are parents modeling excessive screen use and allowing screens to babysit their kids? Consider how parents might be subtly encouraging too much screen time in their kids.
Is it your kid's fault that he can't seem to stop playing video games? Maybe the real cause is that technology companies want to keep you glued to your screens. Here's what you can do.
Technology companies purposely design products that keep us glued to our devices, and many children fall prey to problematic screen use. These 9 strategies can help parents and children take back control.
How has social life been affected by COVID-19?
Tom Brady offers more than just football advice. Learn his tricks to improve brain processing speed.
Do you want to play football like Tom Brady, or at least think as fast and efficiently? It will require more than brain training, but you can improve your processing speed.
Kids with learning, attention, and executive functioning issues benefit from using games and apps in remote learning.
If your child spends all their free time playing Minecraft, learn effective ways to set limits and encourage other interests.
Top video game pros make more than $500,000 per year, but 99 percent of kids who love esports are never going to become professionals. Should you help your child pursue this dream?
Will COVID-19 change how kids play? Will it change how they share toys, play team sports, or go to the playground? And how will it impact toddlers who are isolated from peers?
Are your kids confused by the demands of remote learning? Teach the skill of task initiation so they can know where to start, how to complete tasks, and how to succeed.
Too much time with Fortnite, Minecraft, and other screen activities is common. Here are 10 action steps to help your family spend less time on screens and more time outdoors.
Mindfulness meditation using apps and videos represents a promising intervention for ADHD. Can it help adults and teens "outgrow" ADHD?
Remote learning, social distancing, and sheltering in place have naturally lead to more screen time. Don’t feel guilty. Be creative and proactive about finding other activities.
Encouraging children with ADHD to engage in high-risk sports and activities provides them with an uncommon experience—sustained attention and focus for an extended period of time.
Remote learning requires students to display more self-management skills than does traditional education. Strong executive functions are crucial for successful distance learning.
Playing Fortnite will help kids to learn to battle, build forts, and avoid enemies. But will it help them to solve real-world problems and improve their executive function skills?
Your kid loves video games, but is she learning anything from gameplay? Probably not much, but game publishers can make games to enhance both fun and executive function skills.
What can you do about a "stay at home" summer for a kid with ADHD? Should you let her play video games? Find some ways to leverage screen play into new interests and knowledge.
How effective will the first FDA-approved video game be as a treatment for ADHD?
Why can kids with ADHD pay nonstop attention to video games and LEGOs? Use this observation as a clue.
Would you like to feel better about your kid's screen time? Learn about Whole Play, a method to make video games and social media digitally nutritious.
COVID-19 has nearly doubled the average person's time using screens. These six tips will turn this screen time into the inspiration for life long interests and hobbies.
Randy Kulman, Ph.D., is a child clinical psychologist, parent of 5, and founder of LearningWorks for Kids. He is the author of Train Your Brain for Success and Playing Smarter in a Digital World.