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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.

Updated: March 2, 2021

How to Help Your Teen Choose a College

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Applying to college is stressful enough—all those essays, SAT and ACT scores, and non-stop chatter in school about who’s going where...it can be overwhelming for teens and parents alike. Thankfully, (and take it from my parents who put four kids through four different colleges and tackled various loans and grant paperwork en route!) you can safely make it through the daunting application and decision process. It just takes organization, patience, and logic.

by: Alvin Poussaint, M.D. and Susan Linn, Ed.D.

The Senior Prom and Drinking: How to Start a Conversation

Senior Prom Drinking

The Scene: Your 18-year-old daughter and her date are invited to a pre-prom party at a friend's and several post-prom parties. You want her to have a wonderful time, but you're worried about her drinking. When you raise the issue with her, she rolls her eyes. "Don't worry, mom," she says. "I can handle it."

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Updated: April 20, 2022

Should You Let Your Kids Use Uber and Lyft?

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Ride-sharing services that are easily accessible from phone apps such as Uber and Lyft do not allow anyone under age 18 to use them—but it’s not like the driver checks your ID and teens (and honestly, even some parents) can find loopholes in the system, allowing their under 18 kids to ride around in a car, alone, with a driver from the ride-share app. (These companies insist their drivers go through a rigorous screening process.)

Wedding Plans

Wedding Plans

Wedding Plans

When you begin serious planning for the wedding, some of the first questions to ask yourself should involve who will pay for what, who you should invite, and what form the invitations should take.

Wedding Expenses

Let's start the wedding process with who pays for what. For many weddings, lots of people assume a share of the burden and thus have some say in the proceedings.

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Auto Etiquette

Auto Etiquette

A considerate driver is a safer, as well as a more appreciated, driver. Cars are so much a part of our everyday lives that we take them for granted and usually forget that driving manners cannot be separated from safety.

Say What?

A back seat driver is really getting on your nerves. What do you say? “You know, your comments are really interfering with my concentration. Can you hold off until the car is stopped?”

Here are general tips that should be helpful for drivers and passengers:

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The Pros and Cons of Preschool

The Pros and Cons of Preschool

When your child is potty trained you have the option of sending her to preschool. Most preschool programs last a half day and provide structured activities and some preliminary studies to prepare your child for kindergarten. Preschool is not required: Your child doesn't need to go to preschool to get into kindergarten. For most children, however, preschool can be great.

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Updated: April 20, 2022
by: Katy Abel

Can You Afford Private School?

Can You Afford Private School?

school"Tuition's One-Fifth of Our Salaries"
At a public school north of Boston, 14-year-old Rob was bringing home a report card of straight Fs. His mother Jackie feared he wouldn't make it through eighth grade.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Homeschooling Dads

Homeschooling Dads

Extending the Role
Most folks assume homeschooling dads go off to work each day while moms stay home to teach the kids. For many families, that's certainly the case. However, there's a new breed of homeschooling dads: those not satisfied being merely an observer. They don't want to come home from work and ask what Johnny learned today -- they want to be a part of that learning experience and learn it with him. These fathers are fostering a love of learning in their kids, and rediscovering it for themselves.

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Using Relatives as Childcare Givers

Using Relatives as Childcare Givers

Even as recent as a couple of decades ago, members of extended families were likely to live in fairly close proximity to one another, making it easy to share the burden of caring for each other's children when necessary. As modern society becomes more and more transient, however, many families find themselves in unfamiliar cities with no relatives around to help out with childcare needs.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

Target Car Seat Trade-In Event Details Spring 2019

target car seat trade in event at store

Oh, Target. (Tar-jay, as some grateful parents gushingly refer to their favorite bulls-eyed retail shop.) Is there anything you can’t do for us busy, super tired, and super stressed out parents? You offer us everything from “Dollar Bins” filled with school supplies to your own line of quality diapers, wipes, and formulas. We especially love shopping and then lunching at your on-site cafe. (More coffee, please! And a slice of pizza.)

Kids and Money: Gassing Up the Car

Kids and Money: Gassing Up the Car

Money ABCs

A depreciating asset is one that grows to be worth less over time. Unlike a work of art or real estate that can grow in value, a car (other than certain antique or specialty cars) is almost certainly guaranteed to be worth less over time than on the day it was bought.

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The Cost of Keeping a Car for Your Teen

The Cost of Keeping a Car for Your Teen

Go Figure

Insurance companies figure that drivers between 16 and 24 are most at risk for accidents. Insurance rates for that age group reflect the industry's feelings.

Those of us who own cars understand that buying one is just the beginning of the strain that a vehicle can place on your pocketbook. Most teenagers understand that it takes significant money to buy a car, but are uninformed about the continuing costs.

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Stepparenting Myths

Stepparenting Myths

Stepparents don't get a lot of credit. History and literature are filled with stepparents, from Snow White's jealous witch of a stepmom, to the pharaoh's daughter, who took Moses from the bulrushes and raised him as her own son.

I Kid You Not!

Famous stepparent in literature: Hamlet's stepfather (the guy was also his uncle) was not a very caring man. He killed Hamlet's dad and then married his mother, grabbing the kingly throne for himself in the process!

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Common Adoption Scams

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Common Adoption Scams

What kinds of bad things do scammers do to people who want to adopt? You want specifics? Okay. I warn you about major scams to avoid in the following sections.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Parents, Teens, and Alcohol: A Dangerous Mix

Parents, Teens, and Alcohol: A Dangerous Mix

Parents Playing It Cool
Mike and Molly throw the best keg parties in town. The beer flows freely as burly varsity-football players collect car keys at the door. Teens mill around, shouting over the pounding music, hugging and "high-fiving"the couple. The problem? Mike and Molly graduated high school 25 years ago, and this is their 18-year-old son's summer beer bash.

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Updated: June 26, 2019

Discipline for Teens: 5 Teachable Moments for Tweens and Teens

Discipline for Teens: 5 Teachable Moments for Tweens and Teens

Discipline for teens can sound daunting. There are no longer stints in the time-out chair when your child is now probably taller than you are! Battles over eating mashed peas have morphed into more adult issues. So how do you handle these topics while helping your kid learn a valuable lesson and keep communication lines open all at once?

Here's the lowdown.

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Loaning Money to Your Child

Advancing money

Loaning Money to Your Child

What if an advance on an allowance just isn't enough to help your child out? For example, what if your teenager wants the latest electronic game platform that costs a few hundred dollars and he doesn't want to wait until he gets his birthday money from Grandma? Should you become a banker and loan the money to your child?

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Taste and Smell Sensitivity

Taste and Smell Sensitivity

Working together, taste and smell give great pleasure and satisfaction to most of us. For some children with SI dysfunction, many tastes and smells can be repulsive. For kids who are affected, life really stinks – from that minty toothpaste and your coffee in the morning to the musty school bus, detergent on other kids' clothes, wood pencils, the school bathroom, and the typical smelly lunchroom.

Understanding Food Issues

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