Playground or Smartphones: Which Can Help Play a Significant Role in Your Child’s Future?

“The notion that not giving your kids—even very young ones—the most advanced technology puts them as a disadvantage…” concerns many parents and Naomi Schaefer Riley, a mother of 3 children and former New York Post and Wall Street Journal writer, questions this common place idea. In her book, Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat; Strategies Continue Reading




Maleficent 2. The Mistress of Evil: If Only Love Builds

When Maleficent came out (a 2014 Disney movie directed by Robert Stromberg), someone conjectured that the kiss with which Maleficent awakened Princess Aurora - fallen into a perennial sleep, after pricking her finger with the needle of a haunted spinning wheel - was a sign of the director’s sympathies to the LGBT world. It was seen as a gesture to Continue Reading




My brother chases dinosaurs: a family comedy on the theme of disability

In Veneto (Italia) il calo demografico non è un problema come nel resto del Paese: la crisi economica non incombe e la natalità è ancora un valore. A vacillare, però, è l’accoglienza della vita “senza se” e “senzama”. In particolare, c’è una città, Treviso, in cui 7 donne su 10, dopo aver fatto esami prenatali, di fronte alla possibilità di Continue Reading




Family, media…and celibacy of the Catholic priests

What does celibacy have to do with the messages of our portal, which deal with family and media? I was asking myself this question as I finished reading the book by Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sarah, From the Depths of our Heart, already published in France, where it is a best seller, and in the United States, and soon it Continue Reading




What are the best movies of 2019? Here are the 5 star films

The Oscar awards have always provided a reliable measurement of world cinema trends and and professionals’ preferences, albeit of unavoidable polemics which helps making profitable noise for the movie industry. The Oscars greatly influence the viewers choices, as well. In 2019, Hollywood honored movies focused on accepting diversity and fighting prejudice. One of these that delves into these sort of Continue Reading




Everything at the right age: also tablets, social networks and mobile phones

Some questions may arise spontaneously in educators who are facing the unstoppable advance of electronic devices, social media, apps, chats that make our world more and more "digitalized". One of these questions could be for example: how to make children use technologic devices and services properly? When to propose certain tools? At what age a child or teenager may own, Continue Reading




Blame It on Social Networks? Maybe not…

Modern communication tools are often considered responsible for many shortcomings in the field of human relations in present society. Of course, these means have limits and, if there is no balance in those who use them, they can actually become dangerous, even leading to depressive crises. It is good, however, from time to time, to shift the attention from the Continue Reading




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Audio-visual consumption and reading habits of young people.


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Teen Usage of new and old media: formation & family.


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Giovanni Paolo II e la paternità


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Famiglia e mezzi di comunicazione sociale
VI Incontro Mondiale della Famiglia.


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La famiglia nei mezzi di comunicazione: Evangelizzazione ed evangelizzatori


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Messaggio del Santo Padre Francesco per la XLIX Giornata Mondiale delle Comunicazioni Sociali.


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L'amore che porta nuova vita nel mondo – Il Rabbino Sacks sull'istituzione del matrimonio.


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