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Kids and Technology: Can We Ever Really Keep Up?

Diana Graber | Posted 08.14.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

There is still one realm where we are ahead of our kids, and that's in "life skills," which are sorely needed--believe it or not--in digital spaces. These life skills include things like kindness, respect, and thoughtfulness, and they're considered skills because in the old days, we actually learned them by observing the behavior of the adults around us.

National No Bra Day: Celebrate Without Restraint

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Bonni Brodnick

"Dear Mom, Hi. How are you and Dad? Does Patsy [my dog] miss me? Oh, and can you send me a trainer bra? Everyone in my tent wears bras and everyone is making fun of my undershirts. I also think a bra will make it easier for me in sports."

Use Your Powers For Good, Kid

Jesse Michener | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Jesse Michener

The person who can't own a mistake and pay the consequences is so terrified at the thought of failure he'll do anything to keep it as far away from him as possible, often at the expense of others.

The 10 Commandments Of Instagram

Rachel Simmons | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Rachel Simmons

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 and educators. I encourage you to talk about them with your kids and share them with teachers.

11-Year-Old Invents Epic Deodorant Stick

William Goodman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Technology

11-year-old Quinn Sheeran is coming out smelling like roses today on the Internet after a video showing the young inventor from New Jersey demonstrati...

Captive to Modernity

Marissa Lepor | Posted 08.24.2013 | Media
Marissa Lepor

What is freedom? That's a fairly intense question for someone to ask a nineteen-year-old. What do I know about freedom? I live in Los Angeles, Califor...

Technology Doesn't Make Kids Fat

Dr. G | Posted 08.17.2013 | Parents
Dr. G

Our kids love technology. Parents are cautioned over and over again to limit the amount of "screen time" our kids have. This puts parents and kids at cross-purposes. They want tech and we should say no, right?

Tips For When Your Tween Daughter Has 'Nothing to Wear'

Amy Sue Nathan | Posted 06.11.2013 | Parents
Amy Sue Nathan

In all walks of life and at any age, nothing to wear can masquerade as a closet full of clothes. But when you're an 11-year-old girl in junior high, this is akin to a catastrophic wardrobe malfunction, not just another bad day.

Respect Your Wife, Teach Your Son: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 11.26.2012 | Parents
Noah Kass

My wife feels I don't respect that she has a career too. Recently, our pre-teenaged son has been acting out in school by insulting girls in his class. I know she blames me for his behavior. I'd love for someone to help shed light on how that's my fault.

The TALK Model of Parenting High-Tech Children, Teens and Young Adults

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 01.19.2013 | Parents
Dr. Larry Rosen

In a typical family system there should be a hierarchy of knowledge and power with the parents at the top and the children at the bottom. When it comes to technology, however, often that hierarchy gets turned upside down

Children of Divorce and Their Friendships

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 04.10.2012 | Parents
Dr. Irene S. Levine

When parents go through a divorce, there can be friendship fallout for kids QUESTION Dear Irene, My formerly popular 11-year old granddaughter is b...

"Mom, Do I Look Fat?"

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

As a parent, our impulse is to always reassure, and soothe. As our children become preteens, they need more than a Band-Aid to comfort them.