Should children with autism have tracking devices? Wandering is a big issue in the world of autism. Autistic children and teenagers wander for various reasons, wherever on the spectrum they land. When I've worked for the Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks in the past as the volunteer chair, I've been in charge of a group of volunteers called the Lost Parent Patrol. … [Read more...] about Autism Tracking Devices
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Did You Know Apple Devices Have Built-In Parental Controls?
Many kids have an iPod Touch, iPhone, or an iPad. And as any parent knows, there are challenges in giving a child unrestricted access to such powerful devices. There is plenty of mature content on the Web and on iTunes. Good news! Apple has provided built-in parental controls features to allow adults to set boundaries for children's usage. For example, you can … [Read more...] about Did You Know Apple Devices Have Built-In Parental Controls?
Garmin Nuvi Recalls 1.25 Million GPS Devices
One of the top GPS brands, Garmin, has recalled approx. 1.25 Nuvi personal navigation devices. The company found overheating problems in some units. The batteries inside, which come from a third-party supplier, can cause the unit to overheat -- producing a fire hazard. Defective units are those with model numbers 200W, 250W, 260W, 7xx and 7xxT (where xx is a two-digit … [Read more...] about Garmin Nuvi Recalls 1.25 Million GPS Devices
Keep Your Kids Safe in the Water this 4th of July
If you are planning on hitting the beach, pool, or nearby lake to celebrate the 4th this year, make sure you keep your little ones safe while enjoying the water with family and friends! The Infant Swimming Resource provided the following tips to help families protect their young children in and around the water this 4th of July weekend. "Research shows that most drownings … [Read more...] about Keep Your Kids Safe in the Water this 4th of July
How to Get Your Teen to Stop Texting While Driving
Teenagers are addicted to texting. They are expected to respond to text messages instantaneously and have no problem putting a stop to whatever it is they are doing in order to reply. This becomes a huge problem when what they are doing is operating a motorized vehicle. Many parents worry about distracted driving, and rightfully so. This is an issue that all drivers face, and … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Teen to Stop Texting While Driving