If your kids are anything like mine, they spend a LOT of time playing video games on their computers and phones. They are constantly obsessed with a new app or game or even the old favorite Minecraft. I love the creativity Minecraft promotes but I thought it was time to take the kids' interest in technology to the next level. So I was thrilled when we discovered Youth … [Read more...] about Online Course for Kids to Learn Technology
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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?
I decided to break the rules and let my kids play hooky for the day! I planned a trip to Disneyland with many of my friends from Dancing With The Stars. It was the perfect place to meet again after so many weeks shared together. To my surprise, my oldest who has been diligently studying for her ISEE test decided to skip the trip to attend school and rest up for the … [Read more...] about Playing Hooky
It’s Saturday night and my cell phone starts ringing. I don’t answer because we are eating dinner. My home phone rings, then the text sound goes off on my cell phone. I run to get it as someone is trying to reach me, maybe it’s an emergency. I read the text: “Please call me I have an emergency with my son and pornography.” It’s a text from a friend, Jill (name has been … [Read more...] about Teach Your Children to be Safe Online: Here’s Why
While the Internet can be an educational tool and a source of entertainment for children, too much Internet use may be problematic, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. It recommends that parents limit their children's computer use to no more than one or two hours per day. In addition to overuse, accessing inappropriate content online can also pose a problem, so … [Read more...] about Things to Do Online for Kids