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Archive for Parenting

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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bSafe app can keep you safe and give you some peace of mind

Have you ever been walking to your car late at night and wondered what you would do if something happened to you right then and there? Now, an app called bSafe promises to help friends or family locate you in case on an emergency.

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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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Giving Away $1,000 With AT&T’s My Business Cares #ItCanWait Campaign

A little while ago I had the pleasure of presenting a $1,000 donation to a local school thanks to AT&T’s My Business Cares #ItCanWait campaign. I also got to personally thank the small business owner that made it possible! Plus we did an assembly at the winning school, Heritage Classical Christian Academy in Missouri, to educate […]

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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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