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Our kids are growing up in an age when sharing is ubiquitous and encouraged. But kids aren’t born understanding how to manage social media privacy settings or why it’s important to do so. It’s up to us as parents to guide them, just the same as teaching them how to cross the street or to […]

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A recent study in the journal Pediatrics revealed that a third of teenage girls have met in person with someone they originally met online. Thanks to video apps like Vine and video-chatting software like Skype, verifying a person’s identity online is much easier than it was in the past. But teenagers are still at risk […]

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Baffle That Bully is a quick read that will provide parents and young children the opportunity to discuss bullying and work on a strategy for deflecting it. The book is written for elementary school children by providing examples they can relate to giving the book credence for them. It also provides activities parents can participate […]

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Wilderness Ventures, the oldest and most experienced adventure travel program offering teen summer camps, is announcing their unique Leadership Adventures for late high school and early college students for 2014. Wilderness Ventures’ ‘gap year’ experiences offer students the chance to spend their summer vacation learning about the great outdoors and finding adventure in America’s untamed […]

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What are your children watching on television and online? Mindful parents know children cannot easily escape advertisements for pills, tablets, potions, creams, and lotions. The once safe zone of the evening news is punctuated with blurbs about four-hour erections, effects of low testosterone and incontinence products. Even worse, an unsupervised child can access a plethora […]

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Schools will be open soon and although we know bullies didn’t take the summer off, the cafeteria bullies have had a summer break. Lunchroom bullying like schoolyard bullying are hotspots in schools. We haven’t heard a lot about food allergy bullying, however it is about time we do.  I recently posted an article on Huffington […]

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Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, frighten, humiliate, trick, expose, or otherwise harm a person in a deliberate and/or repeated manner. In 1996, the Columbine massacre changed national attitudes on bullying, while the dawn of the Internet forever altered the nature of bullying itself. Like all bullying, cyberbullying cannot be prevented altogether, […]

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Catfish, once a term used to describe a certain aquatic creature, is now the source of plenty of frustration and worry among parents of teens. As the Huffington Post explains, the modern definition of catfish involves the creation of a fake profile on Facebook, Twitter or other social networks. The intentions of users creating such […]

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MamaBear notifications to parents monitoring their child’s (teen’s) Instagram account seem to spike during the summer. Instagram has been popular with smartphone wielding teens since the initial launch of the photo sharing app and the app now has over 80 million users. Its popularity with teens makes it an important target for MamaBear monitoring. With the […]

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As our teens grow older and learn to drive, we find ourselves constantly fretting. We worry that “they’re too young to drive,” or, “can they make their own decisions? How can I trust the other drivers on the road?” These are all legitimate worries that will lessen as we realize our kids really are capable […]