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Podcast Episode #54: Children and Screens

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner and Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra discuss how electronics are shaping our kids' development and lives, as well as what to do about technology addiction and cyberbullying. If you have screens in your home, you won’t want to miss this episode. ...
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The Social Media Eventuality: When Should Parents Allow Their Kids to Join?

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

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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Making the Most of Remote Learning

The reopening of school continues to be a hot topic of conversation across the country. Most school districts are offering multiple options for families in the fall. The three primary

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Internet Search History Detective: Uncovering the What, Where and Who

You discover someone has searched something inappropriate on one of the devices in your house. This is an all too common scenario that plays out in households across the country.

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Kids’ Digital Dreams: From YouTube Stars to Pro Gamers

People who have found fame through online platforms such as YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are known as "instacelebs." Their online content includes videos of gaming, style, makeup and sketch comedy. They are masters at building their brand and are known for being very well connected to their fan base. If your child wants to become an instaceleb, here's what you need to know. ...
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So, What Now? At-Home Activities for Bored Adults

Quarantine life has prompted many to take advantage of the extra time at home to complete a variety of home improvement projects. At this point, you may notice that there is nothing left to clean, organize or put together. Here are some tech-based activities for parents who have run out of things to do at home. ...
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Managing Kids’ Technology Over-Consumption During Lockdown

Children and adolescents are on computers for hours each day doing schoolwork, virtually visiting with friends, and then playing video games or using social media. Sorting out technology over-consumption from healthy use can be a challenge. We share ways to help children embrace technology, but keep a balance. ...
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Find an Escape in Augmented Reality

As I am wrapping up the final edits of this column, Ohio’s “stay at home” order was extended until May 1. Depending on when you are reading this and how

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Helpful Blogs for Busy Parents

Parenting in the digital age is challenging; it's difficult to keep up with the changing trends, devices and websites that drive the desires of the younger generation. Tech columnist Mike Daugherty shares his favorite blogs that are most relevant to the daily challenge that is modern parenting. ...
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