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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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Autistic Children and iPads

When I posted my Tweens & TECH mini video about kids with ipads in restaurants, one of my followers expressed hurt feelings because of her situation. She has a child with autism and sometimes the only way they can go out for dinner as a family is to bring along an...

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Bitter/Sweet Boundaries

Boundaries. We set them, our kids challenge them. Whether through begging, whining or negotiating, they try to push us to change our stance. It’s so hard when deep down you feel the boundary you’ve set isn’t “that big a deal” to break. You start to question yourself...

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The 3-Hour-Unplugging-Challenge

Do you feel like your tween is ALWAYS checking instagram and ALWAYS stressing about keeping streaks on snapchat? I dare you to take my 3-Hour-Unplugging-Challenge. Gone are the days where tweens pass each other notes in class or call each other on the phone. What we...

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Friends of Friends

Who is your tween texting with? If you are doing your sporadic monitoring, you may come across an unfamiliar name. If you do, be curious. Ask questions. Tweens feel that “friends of friends” are “safe” to add on Instagram. They couldn’t be further from the truth. I...

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Text Neck

Have your children complained about increased neck and shoulder pain? It could be related to “text neck troubles.” We don't think about how much time we spend looking down at our devices be it texting, watching YouTube or browsing social media. Why would we? We just...

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