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I Knew From Facebook That He Was In Trouble -- And Did Nothing

I Knew From Facebook That He Was In Trouble -- And Did Nothing

02. 4.2014
It was a warm, clear day in August when I found out my friend from college had committed suicide. Not from a phone call. Not even from...
The One Thing We're Forgetting To Recharge Each Day

The One Thing We're Forgetting To Recharge Each Day

02. 4.2014
It's an unusual paradox but one we all face in today's busy world. All of us are guilty of becoming so consumed with charging up our gadgets,...
Teens With These 3 Behaviors Might Face Higher Psychiatric Risks

Teens With These 3 Behaviors Might Face Higher Psychiatric Risks

02. 3.2014
It may not come as too much of a surprise that more teens who use substances experience mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression,...
#NotBuyingIt App Challenges Sexist Media

#NotBuyingIt App Challenges Sexist Media

01.31.2014
An ad objectifying a woman to sell goods, in and of itself, isn't terribly significant. Most everyone will get over the tastelessness....
The 10 Commandments Of Instagram

The 10 Commandments Of Instagram

01.29.2014
It's time for some guidelines on how to be a good human on Instagram. I came up with these with input from a bunch of kids, teens, parents...
In Defense Of Texting, My Favorite Parenting Tool

In Defense Of Texting, My Favorite Parenting Tool

01.29.2014
Texts, though, are a new way to communicate -- rooted in those notes you passed between classes in middle school, maybe, but also completely...
Cyberbullying Protection: Librarians As Cyber-Arms

Cyberbullying Protection: Librarians As Cyber-Arms

01.29.2014
While maintaining local libraries as a place for positive interactions, librarians can act as cyber-arms to help protect our kids against...
When Apps Get a Bad Rap

When Apps Get a Bad Rap

01.28.2014
I don't know about you, but restricting my kids from something they are already using or doing, especially without solid evidence of nefarious...
STEM Is Taking Over the 2014 Toy Fair!

STEM Is Taking Over the 2014 Toy Fair!

01.28.2014
Our children are our future and that future learns through play. For the last few years, we have watched as high-tech gadgets adults love...
How Toddlers' Love Of Selfies Could Backfire

How Toddlers' Love Of Selfies Could Backfire

By GILLIAN FLACCUS  01.28.2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every so often, Brandi Koskie finds dozens of photos of her 3-year-old daughter, Paisley, on her iPhone — but they...
I Text When I Help With Homework and I'm Still a Good Parent

I Text When I Help With Homework and I'm Still a Good Parent

01.28.2014
We can't parent at the same level of intensity all the time. Our parents may not have been using screens, but they were multi-tasking....
Why I Can't Stop Taking Photos of My Kids

Why I Can't Stop Taking Photos of My Kids

01.27.2014
I want them to hear my voice, through movies and through my words. I want them to see themselves through my eyes, through my pictures....
GPS Tracking Devices for Kids with Autism?

GPS Tracking Devices for Kids with Autism?

01.27.2014
Schumer's proposed legislation is that the federal government would pay $10 million for GPS tracking devices to be used by children with...
New App Helps You Realize How Addicted You Are To Your Phone

New App Helps You Realize How Addicted You Are To Your Phone

01.27.2014
If you're being totally honest with yourself, how often do you use your smartphone each day? In the ultimate example of "turning bad...