Cyberbullying and text threats - what parents need to know

What do Parents Need to Know About Cyber-bullying?

Social Media and Technology, Teens By February 8, 2019 Tags: , , , , 28 Comments

What is cyber-bullying? If you’ve been around here for any amount of time, you may remember that we’ve had our fair share of “mean girls” and various forms of bullying. The first time that I felt a need to step in was when M was in the 5th grade and that’s when I learned a hard lesson of parenting: Unless…

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How to keep your kids safe on multiplayer games like Roblox

How to Protect Your Kids on Multiplayer Games Like Roblox

Latest, Social Media and Technology By February 3, 2019 Tags: , , , , 4 Comments

10 Steps to Keep Kids Safe on Roblox Roblox is all the rage with the under 12 group these days and that’s giving parents some concerns. They’re concerned that their kids are seeing pornographic images, entering into chatrooms with people they don’t know, and downloading viruses to the computer that affect the entire household. While you don’t necessarily want to…

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National Pawn – Changing Your Opinions About Pawn Shops!

Latest, Reviews and Giveaways By May 19, 2018 Tags: , , , No Comments

Do you remember the word association game? For instance, if I say “coffee” what’s the first thing you think of? For me, it’s a cup with steam rolling off of it. So if I said the word “pawn shop”, what is your immediate reaction? For some,¬†it could be a place where you go to sell your stuff (or get a…

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AUTONOMOUS by Andy Marino

YA Book Review: AUTONOMOUS by Andy Marino

Entertainment, Latest By April 3, 2018 Tags: , , , No Comments

Before I turn over the site to AUTONOMOUS author, Andy Marino, I have to give you all a little bit of my opinion on this book. First, I don’t typically read YA books but, considering we’re a little backed up with some amazing titles, I took one for the team and *I* actually read this one! Of course, I was…

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5 Easy Social Media Tips for Parents

Latest, Social Media and Technology By January 4, 2018 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_video admin_label=”Video” src=”https://youtu.be/1jKOLYqIeJo”] [/et_pb_video][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] 5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe Did Santa bring a new smart device (phone, tablet, computer, etc.) this year? Or has your child had one for a while and you’re looking for ways to keep tabs on them and help them learn how to navigate…

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What's your word of the year for 2018

A New Year, A New Word. What’s Your Word of the Year?

Latest, Lifestyle By January 2, 2018 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

Word of the Year I’m not sure when the trend began, but over the past several years it’s been a common theme among my group of friends and colleagues to choose a “word of the year” (WOTY) at the beginning of a new year. This is a word that will help one focus on something tangible for the year and…

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When it comes to your kids and social media, hate the player not the app

Social Media – Hate the Player, Not the App

Latest, Social Media and Technology, Teens By December 31, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Teens and Social Media It’s December 31st and around the world, people are celebrating or getting ready to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of a new one. Holiday gifts have been exchanged and if there were electronics or technical gifts given, you as parents may be concerned about what your kids are doing online and what…

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Random Life Lessons Teens Need to Know

5 Important (but Random) Lessons Teens Need to Know

Latest, Teens By October 26, 2017 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

You thought you had a lot of lessons to teach your toddler? Well I hate to break it to you, but potty training and spoon feeding are only messy in the literal terms when it comes to the lessons you will have to teach your teens and tweens. Most of our kids friends are pretty smart and self-sufficient, but every…

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