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Kids and Smartphones

What's Really Causing Problems on Mom's Phone

Toni Hammer | Posted 03.14.2015 | Parents
Toni Hammer

I have roughly 712 pictures of the wall, the carpet, blurry images of feet and something resembling baby dolls being cooked on my kids' toy kitchen. I'm pretty sure I'm not raising the next Ansel Adams.

5 Must-Follow Smartphone Rules for Parents and Kids

Signe Whitson | Posted 03.09.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Just last week, an 11-year old sixth grade student lamented to me that she was invited to sleepover at a friend's house, but all the friend did throughout the night was text with girls not invited over. It made the guest feel rejected, unwanted and disregarded.

Why I'm So Glad My 5th Grader Has A Cell Phone

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 03.09.2014 | Parents
Yalda T. Uhls

I have to be honest, I love that my son now has a phone. Yes, sometimes he ignores me while playing Doodle Jump, but more often than not, we use it to communicate.

What I Know One Year After Giving My Teenager An iPhone Contract

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

If our children know the power and joy of both the modern and ancient, then a full life is unlocked. That is the only thing I now know for sure.

Is It OK to Use My Smartphone As a Reward?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Relying on your digital device as a bribe, threat or diversion is not a reliable, long-term parenting strategy.

The Smartphone Rules My Toddler And I Live By | Posted 06.01.2013 | Parents

By valuing your time in the real world, you'll teach your children to do the same. Smart smartphone usage starts now, when they're young, and it begins with the parent.

How Do You Take It Back From Your Kids?

Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents

Jill Smokler doesn't want to share anymore. According to a post on Scary Mommy, her 5-year-old son Evan got control of her iPhone, and he doesn't seem...