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Tips and strategies to increase happiness and life satisfaction in a hyper-connected world.
Mike Brooks Ph.D.
Perhaps your kid is one of the millions of players of the hottest video game, Fortnite. With all of the time that kids (and adults!) are spending on this game, could it be harmful?
We need to unplug to create sacred spaces for our well-being. Here are some tips to do that in an increasingly hyper-connected world.
Why should we create sacred spaces in our day? With the hustle and bustle of living in this hyper-connected world, we need to carve out times and spaces to "recharge."
The consequences of overuse and misuse of screen time can be so high that parents sometimes need to intervene in a strong fashion–when and how?
We want to give our kids encouragement and advice that supports their success. But there is a certain bit of "wisdom," which you are probably giving, that can do the opposite.
Friendships are essential to our happiness. How do we nourish them?
With kids these days, it's a given that some screen problems will emerge. How are we to address these problems effectively when they do?
As parents, what's the best way to minimize screen problems? As the old adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Being a parent is so rewarding, but we all know it can be very challenging as well. What's the foundation for effective parenting?
Practically every parent struggles with managing the pull of screens. While there are many strategies, the Tech Happy Life Model represents an organizing framework or approach.
A new digital disorder is listed in the 11th Edition of the International Classification of Diseases. But is too much video gaming really a mental health problem?
The recent suicides of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade rocked many of us. How could these people who "had it all" end their own lives? What does "having it all" really mean?
With all of the many benefits that our screens provide, it's puzzling that they don't seem to be making us a lot happier. How can this be?
Teens (and adults) are on our screens a lot. What's the key that we (and they) must keep in mind to ensure that happiness isn't taking a hit?
It's practically the universal struggle of parents: limiting our kids' screen time. This is a particular challenge during the summer. What can we do as parents?
Should adults really be concerned about Generation Z? Or are we just wringing our hands about the younger generation - just like every generation does?
How do we live a happy life in a hyper-connected world? This video can help you navigate these sometimes treacherous waters.
Our screens provide us with many benefits. One would think they would increase our happiness, too, but that doesn't seem to be the case. What's going on?
Is our screen use contributing to overall societal happiness? Exploring this question yields some curious findings.
There's a lot of concern about how young people are using screens these days. Are we just in another generational "moral panic" or are there real reasons to be worried?
Mike Brooks, Ph.D., is a psychologist who specializes in helping parents and families find greater balance and life satisfaction within an increasingly hyper-connected world.