Posts Tagged ‘Parenting Teens’

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If you have to ask this question in today’s digital-age  I would say you’re heading for a virtual head-on crash. Today your online image is usually the first impression any employer or possible a college recruiter will review about you.  Your name will eventually be put through an Internet wash-cycle and how it spins depends […]

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When you look in your living room, are your pre-teens immersed in a video game on a console, computer, or cellphone? Chances are, the games they’re playing have online connectivity. Gartner reports that a large portion of the $111 billion video game market consists of online games. 38 percent of minors enjoy video gaming as […]

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Parents, how often do you worry about your teenager when they hop in their car to head out to the movies or the mall? Are they distracted while driving? Are they texting while driving? AT&T has just the app for you to help curb the urge to text and drive. AT&T DriveMode  can automatically start […]

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Entitlement issue generation.  That is what it seems we are dealing with today. I am confident it isn’t every teenager, however I speak with many parents and hear a familiar story of a child that is raised with the gifts of their parents and sometimes grandparents extensive generosity. Many families live by the philosophy that […]

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Sticks and stones. Words will never hurt you. Suck it up. Just ignore it. Easier said than done.  When we were younger we all remember that old cliché that sticks and stone may break our bones, but words can never hurt us. It only took a generation for us to realize not only do words […]

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Despite growing concerns over kids’ safety and privacy online, a recent study showed that less than half of parents use parental control software to monitor their children’s activities and/or filter inappropriate web content. If parents are truly worried, and surveys show they are, then why aren’t more of them taking steps to keep their kids […]

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This week is not only Safer Internet Day it’s also Valentine’s Day. February is also a month we recognize as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. All of these special days have distinct meanings – and important ones. The commonality?  Love. We want our loved ones, especially your teens, to be safe – safety is always […]

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February 5th 2014 is Digital Learning Day. It is an opportunity to take extra time to learn something new about the Internet or digital citizenship — maybe learn a new app your kids are using. Reality is, everyday is an opportunity to learn something new.  I am not convinced we need a specific day, but […]

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Everyone knows that raising teens today can be a challenge – the attitude, entitlement issues not to mention competing with their peers parents.  (In their mind only). A new survey was recently released by Stage of Life that actually exposes a side of teenagers that is quite refreshing and very optimistic for the future of […]

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PRIVACY. It is a word that many believe may soon be extincted online. We hear it frequently: Choose a safe password Never give out your social security number online Check your privacy settings – frequently Know your friends on your social media networks Never post questionable photos or comments Check your privacy settings – again […]