Don't let defective technology interfere with your love life!
Although AT&T once boasted being the first carrier to have access to the coveted iPhone, those days are long gone. Now they're not even run-of-the-mill; they straight-up suck. But what does this mean for your romantic relationship? Does your cell phone carrier affect it?
It's hard to imagine your child can appreciate being without a cell phone. Read this true story.
Some time ago I worked with a mom who, as a consequence for some unpleasant behaviors, took away her 13-year old son's cell phone for three days. There was a scene with him (let's call him Scott) with the usual retorts -- It's not fair, you can't do that, it's MY phone, and so on. Forty-eight hours later he told her he was glad she took it away from him. Hold the phone! I mean, wait a minute. What's wrong with this picture? It turns out that there is everything right with the picture.
Is digital distraction messing with your intimacy?
Picture this: A beautiful Sunday morning at a beachfront café. After a stressful work week, you and your man are sitting down for a relaxed brunch and some quality couple time. You're discussing the idea of summer vacation, dreaming up ideas of where you might enjoy more quality time together. Before you can say, "French West Indies," his cell phone starts buzzing, a call is coming in.
We all have things on our cell we'd rather not share. What does this do in a relationship?
We are all guilty of having things on our cell phone that we shouldn’t or that we’d be embarrassed if our parents or niece/nephew found. Admit it, you do! I know I have sexually explicit text messages, pictures of naked anatomy and some emails that would make the eyes melt out of some people’s heads. I am also guilty of having my 11 year old cousin pick up my phone without me knowing it and look through my pictures—OOOPS!
Is your phone on lock down; attached to you at times?
What percentage of women have sent sexy text messages? Find out!
Just how attached are you to your mobile phone? According to OnlineCollege, 10 percent of people under 25 text during sex. Among all adults surveyed, 15 percent said they would answer a phone call in the middle of sex. Do your friends really need a play-by-play, 160-character description while you are naked, under the sheets with your significant other?
Too much sharing leads to problems in good relationships and not so good ones.
I recently read a horror story of a woman who met a man on a dating site. He seemed perfect for her in every way. Within a few months she didn't know if she was coming or going and the man had stripped her of money, personal information and dignity. How could this have happened?
Are your kids bored or glued to video games? Unplug the electronics and get them using brain power.
Are your children lost in cyber space? Do they prefer the company of video games and television to the family? Are their only friends on Facebook? Can they day dream and use their imagination to create wonderful games or activities on their own? Do they need someone or something to tell them how to have fun?
If so, they need to develop their amazing imagination and think of new ways to solve problems, create possibilities and think their own thoughts.
Here are three great ways to plug in imagination
Before you hand your child a cell phone, be aware of the consequences.
If you are a parent, there comes a time when you decide you want to reach your child for emergencies or changes of plans and you get your child a cell phone. The benefit of instant access to your child feels reassuring and safe and you like being available to your child any time they need reassurance or to say hello. It seems as if all the kids have cell phones at school and your best friends have given their kids a cell phone. This seemingly innocent act does have its benefits, what we all need to understand is that there is a dark side which can affect your children.
Study shows we're more likely to reveal sensitive info via text than through a phone conversation.
Some may say there is a downside to our tendency to text, but there are plenty of perks associated with simple SMS messages. Thanks to sexting, you could be in a crowded room but still telling your boyfriend all the dirty things you want to do to him later. And, on the tamer (and potentially less harmful) side, texts are the best way to get someone to reveal the truth.
There are 6 major types of bullies;physical,verbal, non-verbal,social, sexual and online/cyberbully
Bullying can be described as aggressive behaviour that is intentional and involves an imbalance of power or strength. Often patterns of abusive behaviour becomes evident over time. Victims or targets sometimes downplay the violence and damage to their self esteem, hoping it will just go away or at least get better with time. Bullying and aggressive action rarely stop without some sort of intervention.
Bullying is not strictly a behaviour of the young and not all bullying involves fighting. Bullying, in all forms, is an attempt to steal power from someone else thus empowering the bully. There is no single reason why some people attempt to take advantage of others, but those who intimidate and manipulate often use aggressive tactics.