Driving to piano practice with my 6th grade daughter is one of my favorite events all week. Not quite face-to-face; yet trapped in the car together for 15 WHOLE minutes! I get a quick peek into her world. Who is she hanging with lately? What’s new in school, why is math getting harder? My daughter is nearly 12. And since I have a 15-year-old daughter as well, I know … [Read more...] about Mother-Daughter Bonding Through Online Gaming?
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Recently, I was asked to review the WEBEE. It’s a console game system for toddlers. Originally, I was skeptical. Is this necessary? But I thought I would give it a try. My kids and I recently tested it and were pleasantly surprised. Its plug and play ability make it easy to set up and use, for people like myself, who start to freak out when a device comes with more than 2 … [Read more...] about Console Gaming System for Toddlers?
Get this: U.S. teenagers now spend a whopping NINE HOURS A DAY using media. That’s more time than most spend sleeping, learning, or hanging out with us. The nine hours includes watching TV, videos and movies, playing video games, listening to music, and checking social media. New research shows that some 13 year olds check social media 100 times a day. Girls spend 40 minutes … [Read more...] about Three Tips To Help Tame Our Kids Tech
Autism and Exercise During a Pandemic Parents and guardians have found it quite a challenge to find ways to keep their children active during a pandemic. School at home is a challenge all by itself, but how do these parents and guardians keep their children active? They understand that a Zoom school day means the child sits in their child in front of their computer. But, how … [Read more...] about Autism and Exercise During a Pandemic