The holidays are over, and most kids are back in school -- what's next? Keeping up with those New Year's resolutions, of course!
We are always on the lookout for the best new media for our kids that won't do them harm and might even teach them something.
A frequent question that I receive from parents is, "At what age do you suggest I get a smartphone for my child?" I usually note that older is better BUT that it is a family decision based on many different factors.
When kids watch television, listen to music, or binge YouTube videos, they're passive consumers of digital media. While that's not necessarily a negative, it's even better to balance those passive experiences with more active, creative ones.
With the holiday season in full swing, parents often get lots of input about what gifts kids want. Often, tech toys, digital gifts, and new devices make the list, and it can be hard to sort out what to buy and what to deny.
Though we want to encourage gratitude all year round, we have a special focus on being thankful through the holidays.
Though some research says only 15 percent of kids experience cyberbullying, when it happens, it can have a huge impact on a kid's life.
San Domenico Middle School's Video Blog The PAWcast, Season 2, Episode 1
Halloween brings the scares and gore, but what is your kid ready for? Though it's common for kids to want to share in the spookiness that comes with the holiday, we also want to make sure we're not serving up anything too intense.
From the time our kids are born, we want to protect them. That instinct applies to many circumstances, but the digital world often feels more difficult to manage than, say, teaching our kids to cross the street safely.