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Do you know what you’re teenager is up to when using their smart phone? Today, 70 percent of teens try to conceal their online behavior, and temporary and anonymous apps are gaining popularity, but there are significant dangers that lie within the apps. Cyberbullying, sexting, exposure to adult content are just to name a few […]

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In today’s hyper-connected society, it’s rare to find a teenager that isn’t on at least one social network. Even more, with new applications and social media sites becoming popular among teens at such a rapid pace, keeping up with everything teens are doing online can be a challenge for parents. With this in mind, it’s […]

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Finding a girlfriend or boyfriend is a powerful driving force for teenagers around the world. The need to connect intimately with others is a defining moment in the transition from child to adult. Now, think back to our own teen years. Typically, we met prospective dates at school functions, religious get togethers, or outings to […]

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Let’s take this a step further, when should parents read their child’s journal or diary? Many are reading this and saying — NEVER! However, if you are concerned about your teen’s behavior (or child) and something doesn’t seem right, he/she is not communicating with you, isn’t there a time when safety trumps privacy? In reality, […]

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YA author and Boston Globe journalist Melissa Schorr talks about her new catfishing novel IDENTITY CRISIS. I recently read this riveting book. It took me less than two days to finish – it’s a page turner you simply can’t put down! This fiction novel that parents and tweens and teens should read, can not only open up […]

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It’s the holiday’s – and there’s no debate, tradition rules. You must learn to use your voice over your keypad. With technology – a text just isn’t enough. You aren’t going to get away with sending grandma and grandpa a text message. Great Aunt Holly and Uncle Jess need more than a emoji to know […]

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We are heading into the holiday season. This means more interaction with store clerks, more time online, and most likely more time with customer service people on the phone. Our words and reaction will to others in all these spaces and places will matter. It’s a time for patience, understanding – and most importantly, simply […]

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The little boy who used to beg you to take him to the park every afternoon or the sweet young girl who used to love riding bikes with you around the neighborhood is now a teenager who is, for all practical purposes, addicted to technology. As a parent, you probably feel like you see more […]

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It’s eight o’clock on a school night; do you know where your kids are? In our constantly wired world, you not only need to know whose house your kids are visiting, but also where they’re hanging out on the Internet. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube are great ways for kids to […]

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No one said raising kids was easy, but when it comes to teenagers that’s a completely different animal. On a weekly basis I am bombarded with calls and emails from parents that are at their wit’s end dealing with their teen — we hear this a lot: “Our highly intelligent son used to bring home all […]