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Teenagers

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...

Trendy Anonymous Apps Parents Need to Know

Trendy Anonymous Apps Parents Need to Know Anonymous apps are still popular with our teens. But, I'm encouraged that some of the most popular anonymous...

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...

Finstagram and Teens

Finstagram and Teens Recently, parents have asked me about Finstagram. Some parents aren’t sure what Finstagram or Finsta is. So, they’ve contacted me to ask...

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...

The Best Tech Gifts for Kids

*This post contains affiliate links. The Best Tech Gifts for Kids Technology makes toys way more interesting! To indulge this techy twitch, I've created a...

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...

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...

What no one tells parents about the dating app Spotafriend

What no one tells parents about the dating app Spotafriend Today we're getting the inside scoop on Spotafriend as we wind down our Dating Apps for...

What no one tell parents about the dating app MyLOL

What no one tells parents about the dating app MyLOL Today we're discussing the dating app MyLOL. Unlike the other dating apps we've covered so...

Is Your Teen Doing This on Social Media?

It seems almost daily we are bombarded with headlines like “Is Your Teen Doing This on Social Media?” Oftentimes the “this” is something scary and horrific....

3 Social Media Skills Every Teen Needs

76% of teens ages 13 to 17 use social media. Our teens are incredible tech savvy. Their social media skills often rival or exceed that...

Talking to Your Teen About Dating Apps

There’s a great deal of misconception about dating apps, and I fear some parents are avoiding talking to their teens about dating apps because they're...

Live Streaming Teens

Welcome to the World of Live Streaming Teens Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak at the Teach Them Diligently conference in Atlanta, GA....

With Anonymous Apps, Who Needs Friends?

Secret, Whisper, Yik Yak . . . the list of anonymous apps goes on and on. I love social media; but with so many of these new...

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...

Dating Apps and Teens

Dating….we’re entering a whole new phase. As parents we want to pretend that our kids aren’t talking to strangers online. Surely they’ve listen to us...

Texting Apps Teens Love

Texting is a large part of communication for many kids, teens, and adults. Many teens are using one or more apps for texting. Do you...

12 Social Media Apps All Parents of Teens Should Know Wrap Up

 Welcome to the 12 Social Media All Parents Should Know Wrap Up! It's been a fun week learning about what social media apps teen love....