children and media / children and television / Early Childhood / Healthy Media Choices / Media / New Parents / Parents

Addressing Parental Anger: A Way In to Re-Wiring Habits

  In the US, psychologists like Steven Stosny point to a link between anger and parental feelings of inadequacy. While the situations he cites will ring true to many of us as parents: the end of a bad day is likely to set off reactions, etc., I would advocate for a nuts-and-bolts, practical review of … Continue reading

How Do We See Media in Relationship to Love and Health? Finding a Middle Way.
Healthy Media Choices

How Do We See Media in Relationship to Love and Health? Finding a Middle Way.

Wanted to share with you. Spread the word. Richard Whittaker, founder and publisher of Works and Conversations, interviewed me when I was in California in the Spring. I appreciate that it was picked up by The Daily Good. In the speeches, panel presentations, and workshops I’ve given, people express the need for a “middle way.”  … Continue reading

Technology and Media in Religious Education?
children and media / Commentary

Technology and Media in Religious Education?

Yes, that’s a question mark. Education in American society is at a watershed moment evidenced by “flipped classrooms,” synchronous and asynchronous online learning and the exchange of resources and information via social media and Google tools. Then, there’s “gamification.” Religious education is no exception and there’s no doubt, as Bud Horell points out in his … Continue reading

Commercialization / Family / Media / Narrative about media / Parents / Rituals

Video Games: Whence Do they Lead?

This is one of those posts that address pieces that have appeared in the media and I didn’t address at the time. July 2, 2011:  Virginia Heffernan’s piece How Games Steer Us Through Life appeared in the Opinionator section of the New York Times. I’d  like to bring a few things to light about this … Continue reading

Alternative Stories / imagination / Interview / Parents

Lillian Firestone, Author of The Forgotten Language of Children

Link to transcript Excerpts from the book (not included in the transcript are read at the end of the recording The work described in The Forgotten Language Language of Children: A Journey in Living Authentically is based on the ideas of G. I. Gurdjieff, a teacher who appeared in Europe in the early 20th century … Continue reading