Parenting

6 Essential Habits for Technology Healthy Families

I’m preparing to speak at an upcoming convention. I love talking with families about strategies to help create technology healthy families. Parents often ask questions about...
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Host a Party Bar in 5 Easy Steps

I’m ready for spring! I’m ready to plan some gatherings with family and friends. For me, that means it’s the perfect time to host a party...
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Kid Search Engines: An Evalutation of Kiddle

Yesterday I began looking into Kiddle. Kiddle isn't the first search engine for kids to hit the market. There are a number of kid search...
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Favorite Family Friendly Podcasts

Podcasts have been around for a while.  They are a great way to take advantage of those “empty moments of time.”  Why? Because listening to...
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Guiding Kids Through Social Media

Guiding Kids Through Social Media by Leah Nieman Social networking is on the rise.  A recent study by the Pew Research...
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7 Halloween Party Bar Ideas

Social media is a great way to stay connected to our friends and family, but we want to gather together with those close to us...
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10 Promises Kid's Version

I certainly want parents to feel some family love this week in honor of Valentine's Day. Now that we've shared some parenting promises, it's time...
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10 Promises Kid’s Version

I certainly want parents to feel some family love this week in honor of Valentine's Day. Now that we've shared some parenting promises, it's time...
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10 Promises Because I Love You

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Let's be intentional with our parenting this year and demonstrate love in action for our kids. These 10 promises...
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Connected But Alone

One of the best books I’ve read on technology is Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle....
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Technology Gifts and Music

It’s Friday! This week I’ll be sharing some technology gifts for kids and some music to make your holidays merry. We saw Black Friday and Cyber...
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Social Media and Teens

Earlier this year, we discussed online safety for younger kids. Now, I'd like to talk about technology and teens. Yes, this means social media and teens. It can...
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Parenting and Spyware

    I get questions from parents asking for my thoughts on filters. I came across some reading which suggests parents use spyware programs like...
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Technology Makes Me a Better Parent

There I've said it. I've thrown down the gauntlet. I've made this statement to friends. I've made this statement to those I thought safe saying...
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Should Parents Lie to Get their Kids a Social Media Account?

Over the past few years there’s been a rise in the number of kids who lie about their age to get an account on a...
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Online Safety Begins Early

Do we hide and shelter our kids from technology or do we expose them to it at an early age? This is a valid question...
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Kids and Social Media

Walk into any group of parents and ask their opinion on the topic of kids and social media. The range of responses you get might...
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