I loathe having a television in our bedroom. I don't like to watch TV before falling asleep. I like to read. My bed partner, however, loves watching TV before bed and claims that he can't fall asleep without it. That's a hot steamy pile of turd, because on the few times when he didn't watch TV, and instead read, he was out like a light in less than 10 minutes. The man is so … [Read more...] about Can a Television Break Up a Couple?!
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Over the years, I have counseled many parents to limit their child's TV-watching to one hour a day of PBS only and to keep the television turned off at other times. To this well intentioned advice, I am often met with looks of incredulity and even protests. "I like to watch the news when I come home from work," objected one father, who had brought in his son Bertie … [Read more...] about How Much TV is Right for Kids?
Global Positioning System devices use satellite technology to track the position of the GPS device. Parents can use this technology to keep track of their children. Some companies place GPS devices in cell phones, which parents can then use to find the child. If your child has this in her phone, you will be able to view her exact location on a map. You can use it to find a … [Read more...] about How Do I Find a Child Using GPS Tracking on a Phone?
There’s an app for nearly everything you could think of! Technology makes everything just a little bit simpler. So, why not make the transition back to school easier? Whatever you need to help your kids prepare – there’s an app for that! (the links to all of these kid-friendly apps are below)For Your Little Artist Kid Art for iPad is perfect for your … [Read more...] about 5 Cool Back to School Apps for Your Kid
It’s the beginning of summer and your kids will be playing outside, going to summer camp, swimming, and now that they have a break from schoolwork, watching TV. There will certainly be times when you are not around to monitor the content on the screen. TV Watch, a national group promoting parental controls, helps you take control of what your family watches. There are a variety … [Read more...] about Do You Know What Your Kid is Watching?