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Hoagies' Blog Hop: Parenting iGen
iGen, the video game generation. What does iGen entail for kids
and parents? What's the same? What's different? How can we "step up"
our parenting game as we parent (or grandparent) the iGen
generation? What does the research say? (Which generation did
the research, anyway?)
Don't miss our previous Blog Hops on related topics, including
Balancing Boredom &
of the Brain and
Giftedness: Just the Facts.
If you'd like to read all our past Blog Hops or join our next Blog Hop, visit
Blog Hops for all our past and future topics. Special thanks to Pamela S. Ryan for our striking Blog Hop graphics!
weren’t made for this: living in a world of input overload by
Heather in Wonder Schooling
- We live in a hyper-connected world where people’s tragedies and
struggles go viral, where we can be reached anytime, anywhere – by strangers
as well as friends. While being informed and aware is a good thing, I fear
that we are unwittingly hurting the mental health of our kids and young
people – not to mention ourselves.
We weren’t made for this...
Perils of Parenting a Digital Native by
Jill Williford Wurman, Director of Research,
The Grayson School
- If you’re reading this, you are likely not a “digital native”; you’re a
“digital immigrant,” like me. While I don’t love thinking of myself this
way, it’s true: when I bought a computer in my freshman year at college, it
was the first Apple with a built-in hard drive (so fancy!), which means I
was already an adult by the time I truly had unlimited access to computers…
and there was no internet, either. The moment that we as a species truly
crossed over into true “digital life” is generally marked as 2008, when the
iPhone was introduced, since it was the first smartphone to achieve
significant market saturation and thus connected millions of people to the
internet — and to each other! — anywhere they went.
And that changed everything...
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Blog Hops for our past and future topics.
Special thanks to Pamela S. Ryan for our striking Blog Hop graphics!
August 03, 2020