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To Buy In or Not to Buy In

To Buy In or Not to Buy In

Susan Linn  02.25.2015
It is increasingly difficult to shield children from commercialism, even for families making a concerted effort.
What I Learned During Our Week Of Doing Nothing

What I Learned During Our Week Of Doing Nothing

Wendy Wisner  02.24.2015
Seriously, what more is there than this? Being together with the people I love most. That's all there is in this world, really.
'Dad, Stop Posting Pictures of Me on Facebook!'

'Dad, Stop Posting Pictures of Me on Facebook!'

Susan Stiffelman  02.23.2015
For years, one of the best ways to humiliate a teen would have been to sit down with her friends and go through the family photo album....
Why You Shouldn't Read This Post

Why You Shouldn't Read This Post

Lola Reed  02.23.2015
Because we're all spending waaaaaaay too much time staring at screens -- and even when we do come across some nugget of wisdom that has...
Social Media: We're Not Connected, We've Just Mastered Loneliness

Social Media: We're Not Connected, We've Just Mastered Loneliness

Unwritten  02.19.2015
Clearly, social media is not going away any time soon, but it might be nice to stop counting our 'likes' and start making memories without...
6 Truths I Learned My First Year on Facebook

6 Truths I Learned My First Year on Facebook

Ann Cinzar  02.18.2015
I was a decade late to the party. This month, as Facebook turns 11, I am celebrating year one on the site. I've learned a lot - and not...
6 Adult Dating Apps Teens Are Using Too

6 Adult Dating Apps Teens Are Using Too

Common Sense Media  02.18.2015
Although adults use these apps both for casual hookups and for scouting out more long-term relationships, they're risky for teens.
Do Kids Really Learn From Playing Educational Games on Tablets?

Do Kids Really Learn From Playing Educational Games on Tablets?

Catriona Wallis  02.18.2015
So there is mounting hard evidence that children are learning from these educational games on tablets. That said, I still restrict the...
Here's An Uplifting Story About A Woman In Tech. Meet Paola Who Now Works At BuzzFeed

Here's An Uplifting Story About A Woman In Tech. Meet Paola Who Now Works At BuzzFeed

Katharine Zaleski  02.17.2015
At PowerToFly we recently interviewed Paola Maldonada, a mobile developer at BuzzFeed, about her incredible career reinvention, Latinas...
The Curious George Dilemma

The Curious George Dilemma

Susan Linn  02.17.2015
Your son may fuss at first, but if you're worried that he can't tear himself away or that he struggles a lot when it's time to stop, you...
Confessions of a Literary Addiction

Confessions of a Literary Addiction

Rachel Verlik  02. 9.2015
I'm comfortable admitting I'm addicted to reading. I would spend my last dollar on a book, and I have no shame admitting that. I love all...
Parenting in the Digital Era

Parenting in the Digital Era

Suren Ramasubbu  02. 6.2015
As James Baldwin said, "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them." If...
This Is How Pictures Are Stealing My Memories

This Is How Pictures Are Stealing My Memories

Jennifer Bly  02. 5.2015
"Mommy, do you want to dry the dishes?" my oldest daughter asked. "Not right now," I responded, "I'm taking some pictures." Stop. The....
Who Else Wants Their Kids To Have Real Self-Confidence?

Who Else Wants Their Kids To Have Real Self-Confidence?

Lola Reed  02. 4.2015
Showing our children how to be their own best friends is not necessarily easy, but it's definitely worth teaching by living it ourselves....