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Staying Connected

Staying connected and informed about new sites and social media trends for kids and teens

Summer Audiobooks for the Entire Family

Summer Audio Books 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 fun, long travel times can be filled with complaints over what to listen to while traveling. If mom and dad are happily jamming along to their favorite music, the kids…

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Summer Technology Ideas for Teens

Summer Technology Ideas for Teens | leahnieman.com

*This post contains affiliate links Summer Technology Ideas for Teens It’s summer! And while the first few days our teens typically are excited, it’s often not long before summer boredom sets in with complaints of nothing to do. This can be a cause of frustration for many families. If you are like most parents, you…

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Summer Technology Ideas for Kids

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 excitement of “summer break” has worn off and complaints of “we’re bored” and “it’s so hot” may be common in your home. And, while we don’t want our kids tethered to…

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5 Tips for Setting Summertime Screen Time Rules

5 Tips for Setting Summertime Screen Time Rules | leahnieman.com

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 that means TV, tablets, computers, or phones it is a good idea to set limits on all of your kids’ screen time. While it is nice to get the silence…

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20 Eye Catching DIY Mouse Pads

20 DIY Mouse Pads

Our world may be tech-driven, but even so, there’s still room for creativity. Family members are in front of a computer many hours a day. And most families have multiple computers in their home. One thing that’s always in the corner of your eye is the mouse pad. So why not let each member of…

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5 Smart Strategies for Helping Kids Balance Media Usage

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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 of us have a child who is drawn to technology. These kids love screens. They tend to be our kids who love video games, apps, movies. If it’s a screen,…

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The Blue Whale Challenge and Other Dangerous Social Media Games

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 130 suicide incidents in Russia. Most of the game’s victims were found to be teens, ages 13 to 15 years old. It’s important to note the “Blue Whale” game is not an…

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The Right Age to Introduce Kids to Social Media

The Right Age to Introduce Your 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 four kids. And, as adults now, we like to joke about which one of us was the easiest to raise. Although I joke about being the best child, I know…

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Helping our kids tell truth from fiction

Truth or Fiction

Helping our kids tell truth from fiction We are in the information age. But, not everything we read is truthful. Are we able to tell truth from fiction? Are our kids able to determine what news and information is real and what is fake? A recent study from Stanford researchers considers this question. The study…

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Sexting is a Conversation for Every Parent and Child

Sexting is a Conversation for Every Parent

Sexting is a Conversation for Every Parent and Child Let’s be honest, as parents we all want to think the sexting talk is just that: the talk we have with our kids that we check off our list because it’s really the issue for “those other families.” Or worse yet, maybe we avoid it all…

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