Over-Wired?

Isn’t technology great? Between laptops, iPads and phones, you have the whole world at your fingertips. It makes life easier than ever—as long as you don’t let it get out of hand.

Ever have lunch with a friend who spent most of the time on their phone? By the time lunch was over, they had gotten a lot done, but you felt like you were hardly there.

That’s the downside of today’s wired world of business. It gives the phrase “Married to your job” a whole new meaning. It can be frustrating—especially when it affects your family life. Imagine how kids must feel when dad or mum is constantly on the phone, or computer.

There’s nothing wrong with being connected, as long as it doesn’t take over your life. Time with your family is sacred time. That’s why phones come with an “off” button.

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What would you say is your biggest struggle as a parent?

Many parents might point to TV and other media. Others might say peer pressure—and that is a big one. The wrong kinds of friends can do irreparable harm to our kids’ futures.

Most parents wouldn’t put up with sarcasm from their kids. But do we hold ourselves to the same standard?

We all struggle with fear from time to time. But when does fear become a full-fledged disorder?

So, got any good “in-law” stories? If you’re married, chances are you do!

Marriage is a difficult transition for everyone, especially parents. That’s why almost all couples have at least some problems getting along with their in-laws.

To teenagers, dating is like a field full of fresh flowers; to parents, the field is often filled with explosive land mines.

We hear a lot about mums struggling with “Empty Nest” Syndrome, but often it’s good ole’ dad who takes it the hardest.

You wouldn’t plant a garden and then sit back and hope it grows. Gardens take time and effort in order to flourish.

How you see yourself as an adult depends largely on how your parents saw you when you were young. That’s a good thing to keep in mind when it comes to our own kids.

Peer pressure is a powerful force in a teen’s life. But not all peer pressure is bad for them.

Peer pressure is a powerful force in a teen’s life. But not all peer pressure is bad for them.

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