I grew up in the 70s. This meant I was lucky to experience childhood long before helicopter parents, abstinence pledges, SAT prep courses and sexting obliterated the myriad reckless joys of American adolescence. Most parents had more than two kids, plus jobs, problems and pressures of their own. Kids’ technology risks consisted primarily of overdosing on The Flintstones and I … [Read more...] about 70s Childhoods Vs Now – What’s Been Lost
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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
Would you rather talk to your teen daughter about her sex life or her weight? If you chose the former, you're not alone: a study by WebMD showed that nearly 22% of parents are uncomfortable discussing the dangers of being overweight with their kids, compared to only 12% of parents who feel uncomfortable discussing sex with their teenager. This study jives with my … [Read more...] about What’s Scarier Than The Sex Talk? Talking About Food & Weight!
The College Board announced this week that it is going to make sweeping changes to the SAT beginning in 2016. Criticized both for giving an advantage to wealthy kids who can afford expensive test prep courses and also for creating extreme anxiety for students due to the unpredictability of what will be tested, the SAT has long been in need of a … [Read more...] about How Will The New SAT Affect Your Kids?
The following is a guest post by Clare Levison, CPA and Author of Frugal Isn’t Cheap: Spend Less, Save More, Live Better. It is sponsored by Western International University.For working adults wondering if they should go back to school for a degree - or to upgrade their bachelor’s degree to a master’s - affordability is, today, more important than ever. “How can I afford … [Read more...] about Can You Afford a College Degree?