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Forget the Kids: Presents for Parents

Parenting Technology

Around this time last year, this column featured the latest toys and tech that had captured the hearts of children for the holiday season. Lists like that are a dime

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Admissions Apps & College Consultants for High School Students

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Choosing the right college or university is only part of the journey. Students still need to complete a rigorous application process and many have to figure out how they plan to fund their education. High school counselors can provide some guidance; however, students and parents also may want to consider outside support like these apps and websites. ...
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Benefits of a Makerspace — and How to Create one at Home

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As automated technology may replace part of the traditional workforce, schools must teach students the skills they need to be successful in jobs that do not even exist yet. Makerspaces provide a space for students to learn those skills. Learn what these inventive spaces offer, as well as how to provide these learning opportunities at home. ...
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Social Media and Self Image for Today’s Teens

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The rise of smartphones and social media pushes today's teens to be full-time brand managers who strive for likes, comments, upvotes, emojis and hashtags regarding how they present themselves. Unfortunately, this strengthens the perception that image is everything, and getting likes is the key to happiness. Anxiety, depression and self doubt all rise when teens measure their worth by the number of likes they receive. ...
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Saving and Organizing Your Family’s Photos

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Capturing the moments in our children’s lives is much different than it was for our parents. Previous generations did not have the luxury of a portable, high definition, always in your pocket camera. Learn what you can do to ensure life’s most memorable moments end up safely stored away. ...
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My Child is a Hacker? Help!

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Hollywood has done a tremendous job at glorifying the mysterious, mischievous life of a computer hacker. It is easy to see how a child with a passion for electronics could be persuaded into believing this perception is a reality. We take a look at how parents help their amateur hackers avoid pitfalls and find success. ...
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Family-Friendly Fitness Apps

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Bringing your children along with you on a fitness journey can be a fun bonding experience. You also are instilling in them the importance of staying in shape at a young age. Technology can help, but there are over 250,000 health and fitness apps on the App Store alone. Here are a few family-friendly options. ...
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Be Smart, Be Safe: A Parent’s Guide to Cybersecurity

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When we think about keeping our family safe online, the conversation usually focuses on the content on the screens of their favorite devices. However, one of the biggest threats to your family’s safety is one that many families tend to overlook: hackers.   ...
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Say what?! Speaking the Language of Generation Z

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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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Creating Confidence Through Coding: Top Coding Sites & Apps for Kids

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Advances in technology along with affordable access to smart internet-connected devices are the driving force behind a revolution across the globe. Some academics refer to this as the start of

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