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Talking to Your Children About Tragedy

Talking to Your Children About Tragedy

When the unspeakable happened on Friday, December 14th, the rest of the world just stopped and cried for a small town in Connecticut. Each of us held our families a little tighter, looked at the holidays a little differently and asked a million questions....
Risk-Taking Teens and Apps

Risk-Taking Teens and Apps

Do you remember as a teenager how you tested limits? Maybe it was driving too fast, skipping school, or… now I’m showing my age… streaking? I remember when the whole school lined up to watch a couple of classmates run from one end of the campus...
Tech Gift Cards – Brilliant!

Tech Gift Cards – Brilliant!

I try to keep up with blogs that are similar to ours and a new one I am following is:  A Platform for Good. These folks do great things. And their newsletter today offered a brilliant idea for parents at this holiday gift-giving time. How many of...
Teens and Adults don’t agree on online safety – shocking!

Teens and Adults don’t agree on online safety – shocking!

You know it’s important when the same message comes to you from three different sources on the same day – There is a gap between online safety and how it is viewed by Adults and Teens. Shocking – right? NOT!  But what we need to know about...
10-11-12  The International Day of the Girl

10-11-12 The International Day of the Girl

You know I didn’t even realize how the date would look until I typed it… and then realized that won’t ever happen again. Wouldn’t it be nice if after one day the prejudices and atrocities that happen to girls would never...
Parental Control for Mobile Devices

Parental Control for Mobile Devices

I recently had a conversation with some parents and we were discussing the fact that it is so hard to know what your kids (especially young ones) are doing when they are using their hand-held gaming systems or worse your phone or iPad… I began...
The Power of the Internet

The Power of the Internet

Another great infographic from our friend Sarah: Created by: Open-site.org
Step Away From the Device

Step Away From the Device

By: Lt. Joe Laramie (ret) Have you ever noticed kids as they leave school standing shoulder to shoulder while they wait for a friend or a ride home?  Were they talking with others, or just looking down at their smart phones, thumbs flying?  Have...
Should Parents Spy on Their Kids?

Should Parents Spy on Their Kids?

I just read an article advocating the idea that parents should spy on their kids by hacking into their Facebook.  Why has technology caused such a radical change in parenting philosophy?  Am I considered “old school” if I profess the idea that...
I’m not going to let them break me…

I’m not going to let them break me…

My favorite communications come from people who come to our website and want to join in. See the letter below from 15 year old Megan Landry (I got her permission to include it!). Megan has had her own experiences with bullies and chose to tell her...

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