Four Reasons My Kids Don’t Use Electronics in Public

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Do Your Kid Use Electronics in Public? My beautiful daughter had attached a pink silk flower to the top of her head so she would be visible amongst the other penguin-attired, middle school orchestra members. Standard issue white shirt with black bottoms clogged the stage. When I saw the flower appear, I knew where to keep […]

Zact Mobile – The Smart Smartphone for Your Tween #Sponsored

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Should You Get Your Tween a Smartphone for Christmas? Disclosure: We participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Zact. We received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. #MC One of the questions we hear from a lot of parents of teens and tweens is that they’re not ready to […]

Keeping Your Teens and Tweens Safe Online Plus a Giveaway

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This is a sponsored post. Gecko Parents has kindly given us TEN licenses to giveaway to our readers. Read how Gecko Parents can help you keep your tweens and teens safe online and enter for a chance to win a license below! As our children grow into teenagers we all know the growing amount of […]

Four Apps to Lessen the Gap Between Parents & Teens

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Sometimes the only way to get through to your teenage child is to send a text. There are an ever-growing list of smartphone applications that can help make parenting and communicating with your teen easier. Here are some apps that any teenager may not only find useful and entertaining, but they can benefit you, too, […]

5 Things to Consider Before Buying Your Child a Cell Phone

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Like it or not, at some point in the future, your child is going to come to you with puppy dog eyes, asking if they can have a cell phone pretty please? They’ll give you lots of reasons why they need one, everything from “Suzie’s mom let her have one!” to “You’ll be able to […]

Would Grandma Approve of Your Facebook Page?

If you wouldn't say it to your grandmother don't post it online

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Pheed—-the list of social networking options is seemingly endless.  We use them practically 24/7, sometimes with the mistaken notion that they are forms of private communication rather than public fora.  The illusion that our children, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren often cling to, i.e., that only friends and acquaintances want […]

SNAPCHAT: Understanding The Controversial New App

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Parents, there is a new app we would like to warn you about. Snapchat. “Snapchat” has been making waves among smart phones users and parents, and not for entirely good reasons. The app allows a user to take a picture, add a caption or a drawing, and send to a friend. Users can control how […]

Double Take: Should Parents Tell About Sexting?

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Dear Dr. Wes & Miranda: My 14-year-old son texted some pictures to his girlfriend of him not wearing a shirt. She sent some back in just a camisole. Neither one was completely nude, so we know this isn’t as bad as what some kids are doing now days. We’ve talked to him about this being […]

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