Survival Tips for Graduation Weekend

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Do you have a graduate in your house? We do. Even as a "veteran" graduation parent, celebrating a graduation is still one of the most emotional roller coasters you'll ever experience. It's an awesome occasion but brings with it all sorts of emotions and chaos. … [Read more...]

Holiday Shopping With Kids – keep it real and unplugged

I’ll admit it...this time of year, I’m a cybershopper. I have mixed feelings about this, actually. “Back in the day”, I used to love the thrill of the hunt. Shopping for the perfect gift was fun and added a special touch to the holiday season. With Black Friday now happening on Thanksgiving Thursday, and shopping chaos erupting into fist fights, it’s just not worth it any more. So, a cybershopper … [Read more...]

CyberSafe and Savvy Tip 6: A game made for the military is too violent for a kid

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Here's a fact you may not know. The very popular war simulation games our kids and teens love to play and beg us to buy for them despite the intensity and violence are created by the same groups who make the US Department of Defense's simulation programs for our soldiers. Here's an example. … [Read more...]

CyberSafe and Savvy tip 5: Dr. Gwenn’s Guide to Online Behavior

The best way to teach kids how to behave online is to behave well online ourselves. If we are stellar examples of digital citizens and treat each other with respect online, our kids will pick up those behaviors and treat each other well, too. But, kids being kids, they do seem to stay on course best with some simple rules to follow. So, here are a few easy to remember rules for behavior for the … [Read more...]