Teens and Technology? The Not-so-happy Results and How to Help

Helping your kids be happier by breaking free from technology

Is your child addicted to technology? Not sure how to pry that iPad out of his hand? Hard to get her to set down that phone during dinner? This info will help!

Results from a new study about teens, phones, and happiness were released on March 24. The study observed more than a million 8th, 10th, and 12th grade American teens. Not surprisingly, it found the happiest teens spent the least amount of time on devices.

Technological addiction has become a huge problem for my generation. It’s rare to find a teen who doesn’t have a phone (like me). Kids of all ages, even down to toddlers, use devices several hours each day and as this study shows, the results aren’t good.

Let’s be totally honest here, technology isn’t bad. I used a computer to write this article. You are reading this article on a device. Technology can be a great tool. But when it gets out of hand, things don’t go well. Studies have linked excessive screen time to anxiety, distractiveness, fatigue, stress, and even depression.

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Green Drink – A Secret Weapon for Great Health!

bring focus and energy back to your life

Hard to get your kids to eat the recommended daily fruits & veggies? Try making this green drink and get the energy you need to keep up with life’s demands.

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From the moment us moms wake up and our feet hit the floor, we want to give our best to all of those around us, from kids, husband to co-workers. Many times, we forget to take care of our own body. There are constant battles we face that without a strong immune system, we would be in bed and not on the front battle lines. Therefore, one of my secret weapons to keep myself and my family healthy is by making my power-packed green drink. I don’t know about you, but for as long as I can remember, it’s always been a challenge to eat the USDA recommended 5-9 servings of fruits and veggies each day. That’s like spending the entire day eating at the kitchen table – yeah right.

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David Daleiden vs. Goliath (Planned Parenthood)

a perfect example of being bold in your faith

May we each find a mission worth dying for. David Daleiden has exposed the illegality of murdering babies & selling their body parts. Let’s be just as bold!

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A hero is a person who puts their very life on the line to save another human being. David Daleiden – an anti-abortion activist – is such a man. He did one of the most couragous acts I’ve heard about in recent history knowing full well that he would be burning a target on his forehead. This man David (rightfully named) is like David against Goliath – Planned Parenthood (PP). News just broke today that the major supporters of PP who are in high government positions, want to financially destroy and jail Daleiden because he in charge of exposing the heinous, vile, illegal acts of this Satanic organization.

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My Shocking Talk With the Late Brittany Murphy

While shooting the movie Little Black Book, Brittany Murphy told me some shocking information about the pressures of being an actress in Hollywood.

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December 20, 2009 is a date I will remember forever. I was in Florida visiting my in-laws when I heard the news that actress Brittany Murphy passed away in her Hollywood home at the age of 32. I was stunned. Just several years earlier I had met Brittany while filming “Little Black Book.” I had one of the most revealing conversations with this young, vibrant woman while shooting our scene.

Most of the time when I worked on set, I would get to meet the main actors briefly over lunch and maybe even have a short conversation. However, the talk I had with Brittany would be something I would always remember and have been sharing with thousands of young people since.

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The Triple D’s of Fifty Shades

Fifty Shades of Grey deceives people by promoting bondage, abuse and sexual violence as being normal and acceptable. Here’s why we should steer clear.

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Deception. Destruction. Disappointment. That’s what you can expect from the movie Fifty Shades of Grey. 

If the starring actor, Dakota Johnson, is warning her own parents to not see her most recent film, this should be a major warning sign for the rest of us. This movie is anything but what the title suggests. The author’s objective is to make the topic of sadomasochistic sex as acceptable and exciting.

According to Wikipedia, “Surveys show that grey is the color most commonly associated with conformity, boredom, indifference and modesty.” It’s an intermediate, neutral color between black and white. The movie’s title is deceptive and misleading and numerous psychologists warn that the behavior promoted is dangerous and destructive.

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