Teaching Children How to Communicate with Their Siblings

One of the articles that recently gained the most interest from our readership was 10 Tips for Better Communication within the Family , a result, perhaps, of the difficult times we have been going through as a global society. Being stuck under the same roof without any other commitments or external distractions has made us see our closest relationships for Continue Reading




“Dark tourism” and photos at crime scenes: harmless pastimes?

"Dark tourism" is the phenomenon of people visiting places where tragedies once took place. While visiting, they will typically photograph the place and themselves on location, allowing viewers to feel like they are there themselves, too. To give just a few examples: there are people who have photographed themselves with the Concordia ship behind them, the cruise ship that sank Continue Reading




Adolescent binge drinking: the other epidemic

The restrictions and problems caused by Covid-19 also seem to have fueled another epidemic: adolescent binge drinking. Binge drinking is the tendency to consume five or more alcoholic beverages in a night. During the pandemic, online purchases of alcohol increased by more than 200%. The Italian Higher Institute of Health’s 2021 report showed some concerning statistics regarding young people’s alcohol Continue Reading




Conjugal spirituality in the present day

Is it still possible nowadays to fully embrace conjugal spirituality and seek holiness in marriage? What are the various facets of conjugal holiness? What characterizes it? These are some of the issues and questions addressed in the Conference Holiness, Marriage, and Family , held on May 26, 2022 in Rome at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. In an Continue Reading




“iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know about Selfies, Sexting, Gaming, and Growing up”: 18 Rules in One Book

Janell Burley Hofmann, a mother of five from the United States, became famous for giving her 13-year-old an iPhone under the condition that he sign a contract made up of 18 articles – or rules – for using his new phone. Here's what happened next and what her experience can teach us.... "Gregory's Contract" One evening, Hofmann was wrapping a Continue Reading




British study sheds light on how the use of electronics impacts children’s ability to handle their emotions

Today we would like to talk about another case of parents handing off their responsibilities to an electronic device: namely, the management of children's emotions. We are referring to the “tablet hypnotist” or the “cell phone saver,” which quickly puts an end to a child’s screaming and crying. This type of parenting strategy is called "media emotion regulation." It’s when Continue Reading




Can Alexa read kids’ bedtime stories instead of parents?

At times, technology can become the "third wheel," inserting itself into situations where it doesn’t belong. Technology no longer "serves" our relationships when, instead of acting as a means of connection, it separates two or more people. Let's take a look at some examples. When does technology serve as a tool for connection? We've seen technology’s strengths throughout the pandemic Continue Reading




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