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Hang Up the Phone!

Hang Up the Phone!

07.31.2014
Put your phone down and pay attention, life is passing us by every second we choose not to. Maybe there is a new adage brewing for our...
7 Ways Your Smartphone Can Actually Make You Happier

7 Ways Your Smartphone Can Actually Make You Happier

Leigh Weingus  07.31.2014
Smartphones get a pretty bad rap, and not without reason. We tap away at our phones instead of talking to our friends, sleep with them...
Why Parents Shouldn't Be Concerned About Their Children's Texting

Why Parents Shouldn't Be Concerned About Their Children's Texting

07.29.2014
My assumption had been that when children use incorrectly spelled words, poor grammar, change the way words look in print, and substitute...
My Worst Fear About My Tween Daughter And The Internet

My Worst Fear About My Tween Daughter And The Internet

07.28.2014
I don't know when she'll stumble upon the first disturbing image or watch a commercial objectifying bodies like her own developing self....
5 Tips That Will Change the Way You Parent Your Children

5 Tips That Will Change the Way You Parent Your Children

07.28.2014
When you rush from place to place, you tend to forget that you are actually raising children, not just keeping them busy and meeting deadlines....
Keep It in Your Pants

Keep It in Your Pants

07.28.2014
A friend told me that back in the early aughts, it was customary for talent agents to whip out their cell phones during meetings to show...
Let's Stop Persecuting 'Auschwitz Selfie Girl' for Smiling at a Camera

Let's Stop Persecuting 'Auschwitz Selfie Girl' for Smiling at a Camera

07.25.2014
If I saw her partying at the site or trying to diminish the horror and historical importance of what happened there, I would think she...
How a Stomach Bug Made Me A Better Mom

How a Stomach Bug Made Me A Better Mom

07.25.2014
Instead of seeing banana-smudged faces that needed a wipe, or food-spattered pajamas that needed a change, I saw them.
Banish The Playdate

Banish The Playdate

07.24.2014
This idea that two kids playing together has to be an event is altering the spontaneity of our children. It has become too formal, with...
From Babysitter To Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning

From Babysitter To Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning

07.24.2014
Is there something we can learn from teachers to turn free-form playtime into opportunities for learning?
Digitally Present... Physically Absent?

Digitally Present... Physically Absent?

07.21.2014
Digital connection fosters human connection. To the point where it sometimes becomes difficult to have the latter without the former enabling...
Summer TV You Can Feel Good About (With Activities!)

Summer TV You Can Feel Good About (With Activities!)

07.18.2014
Parents can help kids turn their screen time into learning time by matching activities with TV shows. We get you started below with some...
Giving Myself the Finger

Giving Myself the Finger

07.17.2014
The next time you've written something questionable, take a second before you hit "send" and try whatever works for you. Pull in some deep...
Reaching Gen Y-Fi: Tween Girls and the Power of YouTube

Reaching Gen Y-Fi: Tween Girls and the Power of YouTube

07.16.2014
t's the authentic way in which they share, reporting from their bedrooms or living rooms, that make these YouTube sensations feel trusted...