Texting: An unexpected bridge to talking to our teens

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An interesting phenomenon has occurred in our home lately. Everyone is getting along. It’s not that there was all out war but with two teenage daughters under one room with college in the mix, things do get interesting at times. We didn’t have any huge family meeting or the need to broker a peace treaty. We actually stumbled upon a new path to better communication by accident: texting. … [Read more...]

Are you ready to be unplugged? I am.

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The National Day of Unplugging starts at sundown tonight and lasts for 24 hours. Are you up for the challenge? I am. In fact, since I caught the unplugged bug a few years ago, I've found myself becoming naturally more unplugged with each passing day. So, that's likely whey you've noticed an obvious drop of in the lack of posts over the last year. I've truly been living the unplugged … [Read more...]

Helping Kids Be Mobile And Safe

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We know kids and teens love their mobile devices, cell phones especially. It's all too easy, though, to forget that our kids are still developing and need guidance on how best to use these devices safely and other people's best interests in mind. … [Read more...]

A Month of CyberSafety Tips

Whether a parent, an educator, a pediatrician, our "shared responsibility" when it comes to kids and the digital world is helping them become amazing digital citizens. That's now always an easy task because of the every changing nature of kids and the every changing technological world which tosses at us new technologies at a mind numbing pace. … [Read more...]