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Technology and the Family - Part 2

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
by Kevin Tutty In my previous article (/blog/kids-and-the-internet) I discussed how technology affects our attention, both indirected and directed attention. In indirected attention, there is no need to try to focus on what is being done. For example, when looking at a video screen, there is no need to focus your attention, the images “draw you in.” In directed attention, including r ... Read More

What is your “Buddy Holly?”

Friday, October 06, 2017
By Kevin Tutty, MA, LPC A couple of months ago, my wife decided to expand our son’s horizons to include classic Rock and Roll. It started when my 7year-old didn't know who Elvis Presley was, so she decided to introduce both of them to “The King.” Then, she wanted to continue, so next was Buddy Holly. I didn’t think Buddy Holly music was my kind of music necessarily, but it grew on m ... Read More

Kids and the Internet

Saturday, June 24, 2017
by Kevin Tutty, M.A. A young boy is playing is playing his video game after school. Completely immersed in the game, his Mom tells him it is time to stop and set the table before dinner. He says back, “OK.” Ten minutes later, his Mom yells at him to stop playing and asks him to set the table. The boy replies, “You don’t have to yell at me!” When his Mom says that she asked him ten m ... Read More

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