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The Onset of Underage Drinking

Consider this a starting point. A few nuggets to get your mind thinking about a plan that will work best for your family. There's no one-size-fits-all-solution that will magically work for everyone but listening to other parents' experiences and supporting each other...

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What You Need To Know About Sarahah.com

NOTHING IS ANONYMOUS. Snapchat messages that "disappear" can be retrieved, and there is even already a hack that reveals users in the new "anonymous" app called Sarahah. WHAT IS THE SARAHAH APP?  Sarahah was created by a developer in Saudi Arabia to collect honest...

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Smart Phones Have Us All By The Balls

MacMillan dictionary states that to have someone by the balls means: "To have complete control over someone, so that they have to do what you want." When sitting down to write the title of this blog I couldn't decide whether it was social media that has us by the...

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Signs That Video Games Are Taking Over

Summer means abundance in leisure and for some, leisure = video games. Many parents (including myself) sometimes struggle with how much is TOO MUCH? Well, it’s not as complicated to gauge as you might think, but it takes a little bit of effort on our part (this...

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Do You Use A Timer?

Five years ago I created the "10 Rules That Work" for tweens — outlining online safety tips and healthy habits. Through extensive research and a lot of effort my goal was to make these rules deep rooted fundamentals that would not expire over time. Let’s see how rule...

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Do Your Kids Play Video Games Every Day?

Five years ago I created the "10 Rules That Work" for tweens — outlining online safety tips and healthy habits. Through extensive research and a lot of effort my goal was to make these rules deep rooted fundamentals that would not expire over time. Let’s see how rule...

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How To Talk To Kids About Porn

Well well well, so the day you’ve been dreading has arrived. You know your child has seen, stumbled upon or willingly watched online porn and now you’re freaking out. Let’s explore how to approach a younger child, and then we’ll get into talking to tweens and teens....

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Teen Suicide: Where do I begin?

It's mind-boggling. Devastating. Heartbreaking ... and it keeps happening. Last week on Facebook I shared an article about a girl from Texas who took her life in front of her family (Read article). Last month in Shoreham New York, there were two suicides: a 14 year...

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The App Every Parent Needs

Um, you're welcome (in advance). My friend told me about the IMBd app — it stands for Internet Movie Database. You likely often wonder about the adult content in movies your kids want to watch, and 14-A movies are so much more risqué than they used to be. I was always...

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