“Cellphone addiction” – What can we do?

Recently, the New York Post published an article about screen and smartphone addiction and how it is like a drug:  It's 'digital heroin': How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies. Dr. Nicholas Kardaras a psychotherapist [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|Categories: Family, Phone addiction, Why pause|Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

The mother’s guide to dinnertime phone etiquette

A new study by the University of Michigan has concluded what we have all long suspected: that it is absolutely acceptable to use your cell phone at the dinner table. (Insert link to the article: [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Categories: Family, Phubbing|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Phubbing, Pphubing and now Cphubbing

Have you heard of phubbing? It means snubbing someone in a social setting in favor of your cell phone. I see it everywhere I go – restaurants, cafes, movie theaters, even at work. In fact [...]

Why do we need PAUSE

In my previous blog I told the story of how we came up with Pause. For those of you who don’t know – Pause provides an innovative solution that helps parents create phone-free quality time.  [...]

Mom, Dad: Put your phones down!

“Put the phone away!” Those are not words you would expect to hear from a three year old.  And yet my husband and I were, to put it mildly, shocked to hear our little [...]