Make it a ‘pay it forward positive post’ day…

So, I am really looking forward to seeing the movie that’s coming out later this week with Jennifer Garner and Adam Sandler called ‘Men, Women & Children’.   I have high hopes for this movie and its ability to shed a spotlight on the pitfalls of technology if we don’t set the right example for our ...

NetSmartz- online safety survival guide for parents

Check out my favorite online find for parents and kids about cyber safety- this one has something for parents as well as young children, tweens and teens. Every parent, educator and child should check out:  www.netsmartz.org.  A couple of things I love about this online find are: There are interesting and relevant resources for kids of all ...

Inspiration for your daughter. Careergirls.org #girlpower

  Lately, my 11-year old daughter has been really into exploring what she might want to be when she grows up. She was inspired by a dad who came into her class last year and talked about his career as a software engineer.  So, she went out to Code Academy and taught herself JavaScript.  Rock on sister- you ...

Coming soon…Frienedy

Meet the next generation of social networking.  Coming October 1, 2014. Introducing Frienedy. A safe, private way for children, adults, families and organizations to engage and interact in a rogue, predatory electronic era. We’ve re-invented traditional communication in a non-traditional world. Our mission is to provide a private online environment that leverages parental engagement to guide and ...

Do you know what your teens are doing online?

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                  Remember the analogy in my recent post that compared kids to dogs and cats?  And how kids under 13 are a lot like dogs? Happy to see you at the end of the day, easily trained, yada yada, and we need to take that opportunity while they are still young to 'train' them to properly engage on social media blah blah...  Let's turn ...

Got a social media copilot for your family?

Every family can use a copilot to help navigate the turbulent air in cyberspace that seems to be constantly sending new and unknown apps to your child's mobile device.  At least that's what I've been told by my daughter- she swears she has no idea how all of the apps magically appeared on her phone when asked.  Which ones ...

Parenting 101 in 2014: Who’s in Control? You? Or Social Media?

I ran across a post recently that was an ‘a ha’ moment for me. The premise was that children are a lot like dogs until around about age 13 and then they turn into cats. I couldn’t believe what I was reading – yes!! Yes!! As a parent of 2 humans, 2 Golden Retrievers and ...