My attorney husband says that no matter how thin the pancake, it always has two sides.
This notion guides me in my work with families as I’m forced to admit that each influence on the family system can have both a positive and a negative effect.
Case in point: the use of technological communication in the home.
I often rail against the dangers of overuse of digital devices by both parents and children. I worry that this practice is reducing parent-child interaction and rewiring children's brains at a cost to their social and emotional development.