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Happy Thinks-giving

Happy Thinks-giving

11.26.2014
Here's an idea. This year, turn Thanksgiving into Thinks-giving. Unplug. Yup. The whole day without digital engagement. No screens. No...
Captured? You Might Have Fallen Victim to FOMM!

Captured? You Might Have Fallen Victim to FOMM!

11.24.2014
A few years ago I learnt a valuable lesson about capturing memories. Perhaps I was following the lead of other parents. But as I videoed...
Online Safety: What Does It Mean To You?

Online Safety: What Does It Mean To You?

11.21.2014
Everyone talks about online safety and we all need to implement it into our cyber-worlds but have you ever truly sat down and thought about...
The Dos and Don'ts of Digital Kindness

The Dos and Don'ts of Digital Kindness

11.20.2014
Most parents teach their children to be kind and caring -- but only IRL (in real life). So how do we teach Digital Kindness? My list of...
Why I Think I Need to Break Up With the Internet

Why I Think I Need to Break Up With the Internet

11.20.2014
Unfortunately, walking away from technology completely is not an option. So I decided to write the Internet a "Dear John" letter instead....
These Grown-Ups Are Making a Living Playing With Toys Online, and Internet Kids Love It!

These Grown-Ups Are Making a Living Playing With Toys Online, and Internet Kids Love It!

11.19.2014
As I began to investigate a bit, I found out that there are quite a few adults making toy videos on YouTube as their full-time jobs. One...
3 Keys to Raising a Compassionate Child

3 Keys to Raising a Compassionate Child

11.13.2014
I remember, in vivid detail, lying on the couch, silently crying after having suffered my second miscarriage. My despair was momentarily...
Let's Disconnect to Connect this Holiday Season and Teach Kids the Value of Caring

Let's Disconnect to Connect this Holiday Season and Teach Kids the Value of Caring

11.13.2014
While parents are consumed with their iPads and phones, their children are modeling their actions by being engrossed in games or listening...
Hold the Phone: What It's Like Not to Own a Cell Phone

Hold the Phone: What It's Like Not to Own a Cell Phone

11.12.2014
When people find out that I do not own a cellphone on purpose, they can move quickly from sympathy to scorn. I see it in their eyes: Suddenly,...
Why I'm Not Texting You Back Right Away (or At All)

Why I'm Not Texting You Back Right Away (or At All)

11.12.2014
Finding that balance between the world in my hand and the world in front of me is hard, but I think it's a balance worth chasing. Just...
Navigating Relationships In A Digital World

Navigating Relationships In A Digital World

11.10.2014
We are masters at digesting thoughts in 140-character sentences, stalking an ex lover, keeping up with the Ebola outbreak, scoring a Soul...

Time to Redefine and De-Silo Online Safety Efforts

11. 9.2014
For the longest time the Internet safety community has been divided into three camps: child safety, privacy and security. But all of these...
Why Parents Can't Be Dumb About Social Media

Why Parents Can't Be Dumb About Social Media

11. 5.2014
Walking the fine line of respecting your child's online privacy while looking out for their well-being is a challenge that our parents...
Next Time, I'll Leave My Phone

Next Time, I'll Leave My Phone

11. 5.2014
On two separate occasions this past weekend, I purposely left my smartphone at home. While I admit the initial motivation came because...