Tips for Tuning In to Your Children’s Social Media Activity

Tips for Tuning In to Your Children’s Social Media Activity

Walking to school, getting a driver’s license—they’re all rituals of growing up and growing older. But one of the newer rituals? Getting a smart phone, and going online: Nearly all teenagers go online every single day, and nearly three-fourths can probably access a smart phone, too. But with that access comes risk. There are inappropriate […]

Is Google Improving or Interfering with How Children Learn?

Is Google Improving or Interfering with How Children Learn?

Remember when teachers assigned research projects or essays? Entire lessons were dedicated just to brainstorming how to gather the accurate information and resources needed. Class time was even scheduled for trips to the school library so you could learn how to conduct proper research. The librarian showed you how to find the books and journals […]

Could The Slow Parenting Movement Be the Answer You Need?

Could The Slow Parenting Movement Be the Answer You Need?

For parents, it can seem like time flies by in the blink of an eye. Between the appointments, the school trips, and the electronic distractions, it’s easy to not exactly be “present” as a parent. At times, it can more feel as though you’re juggling constant commitments with your kids, moving from one activity to […]

Tip of the Day: Imagination vs. Technology

The above real kid quip from the tip jar illustrates a conversation most of us have had with our kids at some point. Where’s the balance between imaginative play and this generation’s natural affinity for technology? Is one better than the other? Do video games and apps impede imagination and learning, or do they enhance […]