Keeping Halloween Safe Thanks To Cell Phones and APPS

My kids couldn’t wait to go trick or treating alone with their friends. We, however, had some trepidation. But, come Middle School and High School, we caved and came up with a plan with other parents to make it happen. The kids had fun and all the parents survived watching our kids spread their wings of independence. When our kids walked out the door dressed as witches, superheros, cartons of … [Read more...]

Texting: An unexpected bridge to talking to our teens

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...]

Helping Kids Be Mobile And Safe

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...]

Kids and Cell Phones: Issues to Consider

Q) Dear Mom: Can I have a cell phone? All my friends have one...We promise to be responsible! Love, your daughters … [Read more...]