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Family-Friendly Fitness Apps

Featured Health Uncategorized
Whether you gained a few extra pounds during quarantine or you just want to get yourself to a healthier place, it's time to shelve all your excuses and get motivated to move. But trying to figure out where to start can be a daunting task. Here are a few apps to kick-start your fitness goals. ...
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Off Screen: Digital Detox

2021 Editions April 2021 Featured Magazine Parenting Parenting Through the Pandemic
Goodbye screens; hello outside world! Depending on where your family stands with the pandemic, screen-time limits have been relaxed or may have been completely removed during the craziness that was 2020. As we head toward a better outlook, it may be time for a digital detox to help your family shake off the cloud of electronic energy hanging over your home. ...
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Screens On: Parent Gaming Guide

2021 Editions April 2021 Featured Magazine Parenting
It's important to know how and where your children are spending their time online. The excitement of leveling up, the rush of defeating a boss, or just socializing with other players has led to increased gaming across the board. Take a look at the most popular games with kids and what parents should know about them. ...
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Say what?! Speaking the Language of Generation Z

Featured Parenting Technology Teens
Generation Z thrives on a constant stream of communication through their mobile devices. Subsequently, they have developed their own slang words made up of acronyms and phrases to describe their interactions with the world. Parents almost need to be bilingual to understand it. Check out this list of popular terms, sorted based on their level of concern for a parent. ...
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21st Century Piggy Bank for Your Kids

Ages & Stages Parenting Technology
Teaching your kids to manage money is an invaluable life lesson. Mike Daugherty, technology expert, shares with us his recommendation for a new app kids — and parents — can use to improve financial literacy. ...
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Education for Your Ears

Featured Parenting
Podcasts are the perfect way to add some color to activities like jogging, commuting, cleaning, or running errands around town. Whether you are new or an active weekly listener, there are thousands of options when it comes to choosing a show. Here are some podcasts for kids and parents. ...
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Coding, Cooking and Coloring: Using the Web to Crush Quarantine 

Parenting Things to do
We’ve played every board game, finished every puzzle, and watched just about every movie ever made. Let’s take a look at some websites that offer creative, engaging options that can help you start 2021 off right — and stave off boredom for your family. ...
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Tech Gifts for the Win this Season

Parenting Things to do
Compounding the gift selection problem is the increase in technology-based toys and games. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or anyone giving gifts this year can choose any of these options for the holidays. ...
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The Social Media Eventuality: When Should Parents Allow Their Kids to Join?

Featured Parenting Technology Teens
Social media is one of the primary ways centennials communicate with their peers, local businesses and the global community. It is almost inevitable that your children will ask to create accounts on major social media platforms as they enter adolescence. The question of when they should be allowed to join social media is tricky. No parent wants to see their child left behind, but social media presents a whole new set of challenges. Learn how you and your child can take a safe approach to entering the world of social media.  ...
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Tools to Filter Your Home Internet and Limit Screen Time

Parenting Technology
During the stay-at-home orders and the summer months, screen time limits were non-existent in many households. Now the school year has begun, but the pandemic continues. Reinstating screen time limits after months of freedom is difficult — and when you add required technology use for academic purposes, keeping your student on task can become overwhelming. Here are several options for parents looking to control technology use in their household. ...
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