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Essential Tech Conversations for College Bound Young Adults

I remember so clearly the day our daughter left for college. It seemed one day she was a baby and the next she was a...

8 Easy Ways for Teens to Sell Their Junk and Earn Money This Summer

8 Easy Ways for Teens to Sell Their Junk and Earn Money This Summer There’s no doubt about it – most of us have too...

Teens, Sexting, and the Big Lie

Sexting teens. These two words together strike fear into the hearts of most parents. And, teen sexting has received notable media coverage. So, it’s easy...

Things Teens SHOULD BE Doing With Social Media

Things Teens SHOULD BE Doing With Social Media Teens and social media. Those two words together can strike fear into the heart of many parents....

What Parents Need to Know About COPPA

  What Parents Need to Know About COPPA What is COPPA? The COPPA Act (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) was passed by Congress in 1998. It’s...

What No One Wants to Say About Teens, Screen Time, and Depression

What No One Wants to Say About Teens, Screen Time, and Depression Last year I read several articles on teens, screen time, and depression. I’ll...

Ultimate Technology Book and Podcast List for Parents

*This post contains affiliate links. Ultimate Technology Book and Podcast List for Parents It’s no secret I love reading and listening to technology podcasts. I...

5 Media Resolutions Your Family Should Make in 2018

5 Media Resolutions Your Family Should Make in 2018 The start of a year is always a great time to discuss parenting issues. And to...

Giving Your College Student What They Need This Holiday Season

Giving Your College Student What They Need This Holiday Season Last year as I passed the halfway mark of my 12-14-hour commute from North Dakota...

Mean Girls Online: The Grown-Up Bullies You’re Trying to Avoid

Mean Girls Online: The Grown-Up Bullies You’re Trying to Avoid I bet you thought when high school ended, you’d finally be free of the mean...

How to Talk to Kids About Cyberbullying

How to Talk to Kids About Cyberbullying As we head into September and a new school year, we prepare our kids in many ways. We...

Texting Terms Every Parent Should Know

Texting Terms Every Parent Should Know There are some things we need to know as parents. Texting terms are now on that list. I get...

The Cords That Connect Us: Friendship On The Web

The Cords That Connect Us: Friendship On The Web Remember when you were a kid, and there was always someone who claimed they had a...

Summer Audiobooks for the Entire Family

Summer Audiobooks for the Entire Family It's finally summer vacation! For many families, summertime means road trips and family vacations. And while the destination is...

Summer Technology Ideas for Teens

*This post contains affiliate links. You can read my full disclosure here. Summer Technology Ideas for Teens It’s summer! And while the first few days...

Summer Technology Ideas for Kids

Summer Technology Ideas for Kids Now that we're into the hot days of summer, you may find yourself struggling to keep your kids occupied. The...

5 Tips for Setting Summertime Screen Time Rules

5 Tips for Setting Summertime Screen Time Rules With summertime rapidly approaching, you may want to think about setting screen limits for your child. Whether...

5 Smart Strategies for Helping Kids Balance Media Usage

5 Smart Strategies for Helping Kids Balance Media Usage Helping our kids balance media usage is one of the big challenges of 21st-century parenting. Many...

The Blue Whale Challenge and Other Dangerous Social Media Games

The blue whale challenge, a dangerous social media game, has been causing fears among parents recently. This "game" has been allegedly responsible for at least...

The Right Age to Introduce Kids to Social Media

The Right Age to Introduce Kids to Social Media I often joke with my parents about how I was their best child. I’m one of...