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Archive for Kids & Family

TODAY: Hottest summer tech

To learn more about these gadgets, read my blog post at TODAY.com

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iOS 8 is a big step forward for Families & Digital Parents

Attention Digital Parents! You’re going to love this one. Right now, there are a few problems for digital parents and their connected families. From difficulties with sharing the things you’re doing and love, to managing apps, music and TV shows purchased on different people’s accounts, digital parents can often get overwhelmed trying to manage it […]

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Motivate your kids to do their chores with free app Choremonster

The battle to get your kids to do their chores can be exhausting! Thankfully, I’ve found a great free app called “Choremonster” that will actually motivate your kids to want to do their chores. Keep reading to find out how it works.

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What’s the appropriate age for children to join social media networks?

For decades, parents have attempted to make a point about peer pressure to their children with this tired old phrase: “If all of your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it?”. It’s a way to trying to help kids understand that while peer pressure can sometimes be good (like when friends pressure your […]

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Can you believe it’s wedding season already? Upcoming Katie Couric appearance

On Tuesday, April 22nd, I’ll be appearing on Katie to show off some great apps and websites to help you with every aspect of putting together your wedding. I’ve found a great service that mails all of your wedding stationery for you, a website to help you with seating at your reception, a service that […]

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What should parents do when photos of their kids are posted without permission? (TODAY Show)

This morning on TODAY, I talked to Kathie Lee and Hoda about asking permission before posting pictures to social media. We try to answer the question, “What should parents do when photos of their kids are posted without permission?”

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Let the Little Ones Go Online With These Kid-Safe Browsers

Every parent wants to make sure they are tech-savvy enough to make sure their kids are being safe, and behaving well, online. You have to be a digitally literate parent if you want to properly help to raise the next generation of digital citizens! But the idea of letting your younger children go online without […]

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Boost Your Digital Parenting Skills With the MamaBear App

Smartphones are supposed to make our lives easier, but with children in the mix they can mean scary changes! With a computer, there are simple steps you can take to make sure your children are safe like placing the PC in a well-trafficked part of the house and installing software to limit when they can […]

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Create #DigitalParenting rules to help guide the next generation!

The average 8-10 year old spends nearly 8 hours a day using media. Thinking about your own children, how much of that time is being spent doing educational things with their connected devices and how much of that time is being spent on mindless entertainment? Parents need to be savvy about how their children use […]

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Kids and social media concerns: TODAY viewers weigh in (Mario’s Top 3)

This week on Mario’s Top 3, Emmy-award winning TODAY show contributor Mario Armstrong discusses the changing privacy settings on Facebook and how they affect teenagers, the new Microsoft Surface 2 tablets, and the new way to send cash from Square.

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