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All the Parenting News You Missed Last Week (While You Were Busy Parenting!)

Melissa Maypole | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Melissa Maypole

Parents are some of the busiest people on the planet, though, so it's virtually impossible to keep up with all the latest and greatest parenting posts. To help keep you in the loop, I've rounded up the best of this week's parenting articles and blog posts to share with you. Hope you enjoy!

A Message For My Beloved Children Who Insist Their Lives Are Really Really Hard

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

Back in the 1980s there were only three crafts in existence: friendship bracelets, latch-hook rugs, and Shrinky-Dinks. My friends and I spent an entire decade enjoying them without a single complaint. You might want to try that same technique right about... now.

What Today's Kids Will Never Appreciate About Technology

Lori Ferraro | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

What will happen to our kids' wow factor in a world of such advanced technology? It will be a sad day when my robot maid finally arrives, and I'm the only one who's impressed.

Lori Leibovich

How One Photo Changed Everything For My Family | Lori Leibovich | Posted 08.29.2013 | Parents

On the final day of our summer vacation, my family went out for breakfast at a diner perched on the Gay Head Cliffs. On the western shore of Martha’...

Nerding Out in Nature: One Smart Phone. Two Kids. Tons of Fun.

Common Sense Media | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

My son wants every second he can squeeze out of my iPhone, and we're constantly wrestling with the when and how of device time. So, when I found a way for us to blend outdoor time and exercise with the allure of the iPhone, I knew I'd struck gold.

WATCH: Mom Loses It Over Son's Obsession With Video Games

Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents

Bedtime isn't the only time when parents feel like they're playing Whack-A-Mole. In this new short film, "Glued," produced by four animation stude...

4 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Jeff Hindenach | Posted 01.08.2013 | Parents
Jeff Hindenach

While it's impossible to completely monitor everything your kids do online, these steps will help keep your kids safe and informed while they are on the web.

Study Tests Practical Approach To Reducing Kids' Screen Time

Posted 11.05.2012 | Parents

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK | Mon Nov 5, 2012 12:37am EST (Reuters Health) - A program aimed at reducing the number of hours young children spent...

When Do Kids Need To Hit The 'Off' Switch?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

With information, guidance and support, we can help our children develop habits of balanced screen use so they can benefit from them, without being swallowed into the black hole that these devices can become.

Facebook's Moment to Lead

Jim Steyer | Posted 07.25.2012 | Parents
Jim Steyer

By the time my daughter is 18 she will have sent more than half a million texts. As a parent and a digital immigrant, I find this technology use daunting. Parents, we are conducting an experiment on our own kids in real time -- and we still have no idea what the effect will be.

Tonight's Challenge: Can You 'Unplug' For A Day?

The Huffington Post | Sarah H. Lee | Posted 03.26.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: This week's Family Table Talk is also a challenge. Can you -- every...

'I Feel Like A Better Mother On Saturdays': How A Weekly Digital Detox Changed My Life

Tiffany Shlain | Posted 11.29.2012 | Parents
Tiffany Shlain

I have been unplugging weekly for the past year for what my family calls our "technology shabbats," and it has truly changed my life. I feel like a better mother, wife, person on Saturdays.

These Babies With iPads Are Savvier Than You

Jeff Luppino-Esposito | Posted 02.26.2012 | Parents
Jeff Luppino-Esposito

The blog was born out of two irrefutable facts: 1) Kids today, aged 0-5, may not know what the hell a book is, but 2) those same kids are digital rock stars who could easily advance the social media strategies of various Fortune 500 companies.