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TECH TALK TUESDAY

With her film, Screenagers, Delaney launched her Tech Talk Tuesdays (TTT) blog. For nearly five years Delaney has written weekly on topics related to the impact of screen time on today’s youth and how we can help kids, and ourselves, achieve a more balanced life. Ruston receives appreciative emails weekly from parents who use the TTTs to spark productive conversations with the youth in their lives. 

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My Kid Is Not Motivated, Now What?

February 2, 2021 

Are your kids experiencing a lack of motivation? Is it depression? Today I have strategies to help when you're challenged by your kids or teens’ lack of motivation — even if they are highly motivated, I have ways to help all young people.  

Why We Care About Violence In Video Games And Shows

January 26, 2021 

Learn about findings on the effects on our youth of violence in video games and shows, what are the upsides and downsides of being desensitized to violence and aggression, and learn about hostile attribution bias. 

A Peek Into My Tech Habits

January 19, 2021 

A new year is always a good time to look at our habits and consider goals. Some readers have asked me about my tech habits, and I realize that I have not shared them much. So today, I thought I would write some of my practices and goals for the new year.  

Hope — Is It Teachable?

January 11, 2021 

Through research, we’ve also learned that hope can is a skill that can be acquired — hope is a combination of positive feelings and inspired action. Today I write about more how you (parents, caregivers, counselors, educators, etc.) can teach hope. 

This Is Serious — We Must Talk Mental Health

January 5, 2021 

It is a REALLY hard time for our youth. This TTT is about ways to connect with our kids to give them pearls of insight to support their emotional wellbeing. A bonus is that such conversations help our kids be more equipped to help others, such as friends who are struggling, now or in the future. 

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