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Technology

Be Smart, Be Safe: A Parent’s Guide to Cybersecurity

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

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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Podcast Episode #24: ‘Social Animals’ Part 2

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner talks with Emma Crockett Robinson and her mother, Tamara Crockett, about their experiences with social media, as documented in the film "Social Animals." Emma shares how her struggles with social media affected her, while Tamara discusses warning signs and shares her advice for parents regarding social media. ...
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Creating Confidence Through Coding: Top Coding Sites & Apps for Kids

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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setting screen time limits for kids

Sleep Interrupted: How Screen Time Affects Bedtime

Whether it’s a toddler refusing to go bed or a teen who wants to play one more game, many parents are struggling to figure out why their child is at odds with going to sleep. Nightly routines or sleep disorders could be the cause of battles at bedtime. However, many experts cite an increase of screen time and its impact on how kids go to bed. ...
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‘Your Phone is not Your Property’ and Other Screen Time Rules I Give my Kids

Ten people sharing space under our one small-ish roof means that privacy is a premium luxury. It’s obviously something that is mandatory while using the restroom, taking a shower or

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Podcasts for parents and kids

Great Podcasts for Parents (and Kids, Too!)

Until a few years ago, I had never bothered to listen to a podcast. I assumed podcasts were similar to National Public Radio, but for hipsters and nerds. This assumption

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Hit the Reset Button on Your Child’s Electronics Usage

If you are a parent of a tween who has their own smart device, you are familiar with your kid’s tilted posture when they are looking at the blue lit screen. They likely are watching videos, movies, a popular series or playing games. While these activities are not alarming to some families, others might feel it’s too much, every day. Learn the dangers of electronics addiction and how to set limits. ...
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‘Hello, I am a Fortnite Mom’ — 3 Things I Learned

“No!”

“Come here.”

“What are you doing?”

If sounds like this is coming from your child’s room, they might be playing an online game with their friends such as Fortnite

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Podcast Episode #8: Parenting, Unplugged (Part 2)

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner discusses parenting and technology with a parent panel made up of a local mom and dad. The podcast specifically addresses technology safety and limits. ...
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