School communication with families- an easier way?

There seriously HAS to be a better way. I cannot be the only parent on the planet who lives in a constant state of "what in the world am I forgetting today" throughout the school year.  There is SO MUCH PAPER that comes home from school daily.  And, after I'm done triaging the small forest of trees that ...

What if social media had training wheels?

Here's a thought: What if there was a safe way to introduce children to social media? I've written a lot about the fact that parents in my generation are ultimately the first generation of 'electronic parents'.  We didn't grow up with cell phones, the internet, or social media.  We played records, talked on a phone connected to ...

Safer Internet Day 2015

What is Safer Internet Day?   Organized by Insafe, and celebrated each February, this has been celebrated for the past 11 years.  The idea is to promote a safer internet as well as the responsible use of technology that enables online access.  (For more info, you can also check out www.saferinternetday.org) So, as parents, we have a ...

What if we shifted from social networking to group networking?

Think about this for a minute.  You are sitting at the dinner table with your family having a conversation.  Whether it's about your daughter's day at school or the disgusting thing your son thought his lunch looked like- it's an altogether different conversation than the one you would have with your adult friends.  Or, your ...

The Coca Cola ad that promotes being positive online

I can't lie.  I watch the Superbowl for the commercials.  They are definitely my favorite part, every year, without fail.  I love the funny ones (thank you Dorito guy in the airplane seat) and the cute puppy ones (thank you Budweiser for that darling lost lab puppy commercial).  I realize that everyone has their favorites.  But, ...