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Plugged-in Takes on a Whole New Meaning

Plugged-in Takes on a Whole New Meaning

Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn  03.30.2015
When people ask me how we enjoyed our spring break this year, I will proudly admit that our family had a marvelous time being plugged in......
Burnbook: Who's to Blame When An App Shuts Down a School?

Burnbook: Who's to Blame When An App Shuts Down a School?

Diana Graber  03.27.2015
When a social media app is named after the "burn book" in the teen cult movie Mean Girls, better brace yourself for a whole Pandora's box...
Does Your Computer Have a Voice?

Does Your Computer Have a Voice?

Janie Emaus  03.25.2015
Right then, the computer started calculating. "What's happening?" I asked. "We're getting graded," she explained. "Right now?" My heart...
Unplug Yourself and Cruise: You'll Learn a Little More About Your World

Unplug Yourself and Cruise: You'll Learn a Little More About Your World

Aubrie Przybysz  03.24.2015
Today it is nearly impossible to go a whole hour without responding to a text, email, or checking social media on your cellphone. After...
Whatever Happened to Compassion?

Whatever Happened to Compassion?

Denise Geelhart  03.23.2015
You can't grumble about your struggles with infertility or illness without someone telling you that you should feel blessed with what you...
How the Remote Can Teach Your Child Self-Control

How the Remote Can Teach Your Child Self-Control

Yvonne Gustafson  03.23.2015
To be successful with their day-to-day interactions with one another, kids need to be able to regulate their bodies. Using the remote as...
9 Parenting Responsibilities You Can Start Outsourcing Tomorrow

9 Parenting Responsibilities You Can Start Outsourcing Tomorrow

Katherine Wintsch  03.20.2015
What's so wrong with outsourcing? Perhaps it's the future of parenting. Let go of the guilt and let someone else help.
Is Sharenting Harming Our Kids?

Is Sharenting Harming Our Kids?

Helene Cohen Bludman  03.19.2015
What seems benign now could be a psychological tsunami someday, with aftershocks for years to come. We parents are essentially imprinting...
The 3 Teachable Moments Every Digital Parent Should Seize

The 3 Teachable Moments Every Digital Parent Should Seize

Stephen Balkam  03.19.2015
It goes without saying that your teen will pay much more attention to what you do than what you say. If you are constantly on the phone,...
Your Tween's Private Photo Could Go Viral. Here's How.

Your Tween's Private Photo Could Go Viral. Here's How.

Galit Breen  03.18.2015
Our kids aren't all that different then we were at this age. But their access to social media makes their quickly made decisions capable...
8 Steps to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

8 Steps to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Megan Maas  03.17.2015
Do you know what your kids are doing online? Keeping your kids safe online is a lot harder than you think.
5 Ways to Child-Proof Your Electronics

5 Ways to Child-Proof Your Electronics

NextAdvisor.com  03.16.2015
Keeping your devices safe and secure is vital these days, especially when your children are using them. Here are five tips for child-proofing...
How One Of My Worst Mom Moments Became My Greatest Parenting Breakthrough

How One Of My Worst Mom Moments Became My Greatest Parenting Breakthrough

Lola Reed  03.13.2015
My son no longer expected me to engage, react or care about what he had to say, and not just then, but in all the innumerable times before,...
6 Major Challenges Social Media Creates for Our Teenagers, and How to Parent Them

6 Major Challenges Social Media Creates for Our Teenagers, and How to Parent Them

Sherrie Campbell, PhD  03.13.2015
Social media has taken over the lives of our teenagers. As parents we need to help our teenagers' balance the challenges social media brings...