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A Healthy Phone and Life Balance for Everyone

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Mike Daugherty, Northeast Ohio Parent tech columnist provides ways to help parents lessen the grip that technology has on their time, relationships, and family.   ...
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Is My Child a Computer Hacker?

Technology
Many children have a love for the digital world and the skills needed to be successful. They need to be guided to find a positive outlet for their ideas and a place to ask questions. Parents can help create the cybersecurity experts of tomorrow from the amateur hackers of today.  ...
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Creating Confidence Through Coding

Technology
As a parent, how can you help prepare your children for jobs and careers in fields that have not been invented yet? Computer programming, or the more generic term, coding, is a fantastic place to start. The best part is that learning to code is surprisingly fun. Getting started is easy, even if you or your child have no experience whatsoever.    ...
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Digital Fun for Winter Break Boredom

Technology Things to do
Winter break is here! With the kids being home, you might find them asking at some point "There’s nothing to do! I'm bored." Taking them to an activity is not always an option. Here are some engaging activities for families looking to use the digital world to alleviate that real world boredom.  ...
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Diving Deep in Your Kid’s Roblox World

Technology
Mike Daugherty, Northeast Ohio Parent tech columnist, takes parents through the popular Roblox platform. He shares what parents need to know and ways to monitor their child's interaction with the online game venue. ...
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Makerspaces: Where Creativity and Collaboration Combine

Education
Students across the country have settled into their back to school routine. Many schools are offering Makerspaces. Makerspaces go by many names: Creation Labs, Fab Labs, to name a few. Schools have been finding ways to incorporate creation labs into their buildings. Some districts have built spaces from scratch, while others have renovated existing classrooms or libraries. Regardless of the name, size, equipment, or location, creation is the fundamental core characteristic of the space.    ...
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Digital Defense: A Parents Guide to Cybersecurity

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Unfortunately, one of the biggest threats to your family's safety is one that many families tend to overlook: hackers. Here are some steps that will help decrease the chances of your digital lives being disrupted by unsavory individuals ...
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Back to School Classroom Tech Tools

Education
Technology will continue to revolutionize the public education system in the future. Here are some popular student applications in and out of the classroom. It helps parents to understand the what, why, and how these software systems are used so they can better connect and communicate with their child and teachers. ...
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Kits for Kids: Ways to Deliver Summer Learning

Education Featured
Summer break is in full swing. Your family might go on vacation, head to the playground and parks, completed a variety of camps, and go swimming more times than you can count. Tackle the inevitable summer boredom while helping your kids learn and be creative. Take a look at these subscription services that deliver engaging options for STEM, cooking, crafts and art.   ...
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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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