How often do you glance at your phone to see who’s texted you? Most of society does it way more than they realize. In a study they found that 95% of people say that you shouldn’t use your phone while driving, but 71% of people still use their phones while driving. It’s hard to resist responding to a text or other notification. We are all afraid of missing out on something important, but is that message or notification worth a life? Check out this powerful video here that will get you thinking about your own distracted driving and what you can do to be the change on the roads, instead of the problem.
Recently when reading the book “Deep Work” by Cal Newport, He discusses two types of approaches that we may have about technology. The first approach Newport calls the Any-Benefit approach. This approach is feeling “justified in using a network tool if you can identify any possible benefit to its use, or anything that might possibly miss out on If you don’t use it.” Essentially if an app/website/game has any kind of benefit at all, it is worth using.
Our world is full of lots of good and some bad. Usually the news focuses on the tragedies that occur. Just recently there was a tragic shooting in Florida. Your children may have seen a news article or talked to a friend about it. You might be wondering how to talk to your child about this sorrow filled event. Katie Hurley wrote a great blog post on how to talk to your child about scary things. Check it out here for great tips.