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by: Erin Dower

Smart Rules of Thumb for Children's App Use

Rules of Thumb on Children's App Use

It goes without saying that smartphones and apps have become an integral part of our everyday lives. But what about our children's lives? At what age is it okay to let your kids start using smartphones? Which apps are safe and which are not?

We've done some investigating to help you navigate the tricky world of smartphones, tablets and app use.

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Updated: July 20, 2022

The Best Tablets for Kids in 2022

The 6 best tablets for kids, as chosen by real parents

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Updated: June 21, 2021

A Complete Guide to Potentially Dangerous Apps for Kids

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Pop quiz: What is Voxer? If you're scratching your head, it's time to read up on the trendy new social media apps kids are using. Friending your child on Facebook is now just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to online safety. Click through to see some of the sites and new apps tweens and teens are flocking to these days, and get useful tips for protecting your child from cyberbullying and other online safety hazards.

Updated: January 13, 2021

At-Home Learning Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak

Resources for learning at home during COVID-19 school closures

Every working parent has time management challenges. Most of us have systems that we rely on to manage our family and work responsibilities (thank you Google Calendar and Wunderlist!). One of those systems is our schools.

Thousands of those schools have closed their doors due to COVID-19. Many parents are working remotely, and many of us are wondering how to structure our days. Teachers have been tasked with developing remote learning plans and using them to keep students on track. The organizational challenges we are facing at home and in our schools are unprecedented.

by: Marvin Maldonado

6 Tips for Parents to Improve and Troubleshoot Remote Learning

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If you’re managing school-age kids in the house while also juggling working from home, then you’ve likely experienced some tech-related meltdowns. Maybe the Wi-Fi went out and everyone’s meetings froze. Or your child’s outdated laptop is buggy and can’t open their online classroom tools until the platform update is complete. Here are some basic tips for improving and troubleshooting the remote learning experience – for everyone!

Updated: July 21, 2022

15 Parental Control Apps to Track Kids' Phone Use and Screen Time

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Gone are the days when cell phones and tablets were for grown-ups. Now preschool-aged kiddos have access to mom and dad’s devices and elementary school-aged children have smartphones of their own. This makes the use of a parental control app, screen time management solutions, and apps to track kids’ phone use an absolute for 21st century parents.

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A Parent's Guide to Poptropica

How Poptropica works

A Parent's Guide to Poptropica

Since its launch in September 2007, Poptropica has been the fastest-growing online virtual world for kids. Each month, more than 6 million children around the globe explore the vibrant and constantly expanding game world. Kids are also flocking to the Poptropica app. Chances are that your child or one of her friends is an avid player.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

A Parent's Guide To VSCO

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VSCO is a term that has been getting a lot of attention lately amongst parents. This Scary Mommy article which takes a candid and comical look at the whole VSCO phenomenon has probably shown up in your social media feed at least once this week. If you’re still not sure exactly what VSCO means, how teens use it, and what we should consider as parents, this article is for you. Spoiler alert: The term is definitely overused, unproductive, and doesn’t need anymore hype.

by: Erin Dower
Updated: February 12, 2020

How to Use Your Family Vacation to Spark Inspiration and Learning in Kids

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Have kids, will travel. Just like backpacks, kids can be transported from one place to another. (Although chances are, unlike your kids, your backpack doesn’t whine, “I’m bored!” or “I’m hungry!”) Family vacations can be more than just lounging on the beach, roasting marshmallows at a cabin near the lake, and visiting out-of-town relatives (not that there is anything wrong with that!) There are so many ways to make your annual family gathering educational and, of course, fun.

Updated: February 12, 2020

I Give My Kids an iPad or Phone at Restaurants and I Am Not Ashamed

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Whenever I get ready to take my son out to dinner, there are two things I make sure of. One is that he has a small toy or two to carry, and the other is that my phone is charged. Because I know that at some point during the meal, I’m going to hand him the phone to keep him occupied. And you know what? I’m not even a little bit ashamed.