Blocking, on most social media platforms and apps, means to completely hide someone from your feed. You won’t see the blocked person and that person won’t see you. It is the ultimate way to avoid or hide from someone. Sounds extreme? Well, kids do it A LOT.Continue reading
The Coronavirus epidemic has been grabbing a lot of attention recently, raising many concerns worldwide. As you’re reading this, you’re probably concerned about the virus yourself, even outside of China. Considering the rumors, stories, videos and social media attention to the virus, it’s hard to blame kids for taking part in the collective anxiety. If you haven’t discussed this recent outbreak with your child yet, you’ll probably find yourself in that situation soon enough. Children will have questions and may worry about this new disease, and it is our job, as parents, to help them manage their anxieties.Continue reading
Phone contracts between parents and children are becoming ubiquitous. They can be found on the Internet, in schools, and probably even among your neighbors. Behind every such contract we find a young child, asking for a phone, and a parent who wishes to give her one, but is wary of the consequences.
Should you consider jotting down a contract with your child before handing that first phone? And what should that contract contain?
How important are grandparents in their grandchildren’s lives? Studies show that a strong bond between a grandparent and grandkid holds incredible benefits for both. If this article won’t make start planning the next visit to Nana’s house, were not sure what will.Continue reading
Twitch is where people go to watch live streams of other people play video games. That’s the cliffs notes version, but that version doesn’t really do justice to the cultural phenomena that is Twitch.tv.
Let’s talk about why and how Twitch became popular, and how parents can make sure it’s safe for their children.
Lively dinner table conversation holds some incredible benefits for young children and teens, but any parent will tell you how difficult it is to actually get the conversation ball rolling. Luckily, there are some true and tested ways to build a sturdy foundation for engaging dinner time chat.Continue reading
What should parents know about Amino? Read this parent’s guide to Amino to find out what you should know if your child is using this popular social app.Continue reading
Kik, and should you allow your child to use it?
Read our parent’s guide to Kik
There are many ways to help children who are struggling in school with their homework, but which is the best?Continue reading
I was born in downtown Indianapolis, the hustle and bustle of the city was the soundtrack to the first eight years of my life. I had never been out of the city; “Naptown” was all I knew.
Then, in August of 2005 my parents moved me and my two older siblings to a small suburban town in Ohio. I was in for the biggest shock of my little eight year old life.Continue reading