Tech Tool Of The Month

Tech Tool of the Month: Nima Peanut Sensor

We don’t need to tell you how dangerous peanut allergies have become. Even if none of your kids are allergic, you’ve undoubtedly become increasingly aware of how this allergy is affecting more and more children. Between 2010 and 2016, visits to the emergency room for peanut-related anaphylaxis in children climbed to 150 percent according to […]

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Movies & TV, Technology

FamilyTech Movie Review: Ready Player One

Introduction Ready Player One is a film adapted from a book by Ernest Cline. The book centers around Wade Watts, also known as Parzival: a teenager in Columbus, Ohio obsessed with virtual reality and The Oasis. In fact, people spend the majority of their time escaping the 2045 dystopia by putting on goggles and entering […]

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Movies & TV

Family Movies Coming To Netflix in April 2018

Every month, streaming services like Netflix add a bunch of new movie options for subscribers. Here at FamilyTech, we take a look at the incoming films and pick some that look like a good fit for family viewing. And you know this already, but keep it age appropriate, just like you would with the chores […]

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Online Safety, Technology

Do You Still Trust Facebook?

You’ve probably seen and heard quite a bit about the scandal surrounding Facebook this week. The social media giant has been embroiled in a controversy when it was reported that Cambridge Analytics, a data firm used by the Trump campaign in the 2016 election, secretly harvested personal data from 50 million Facebook users. For a […]

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Movies & TV, Technology

Parents Enraged Over New Netflix Feature For Kids

Last week, Netflix announced a brand new feature aimed at children. The media streaming company rolled out the feature which allows kids to collect “patches” for watching episodes of certain shows. Some users have been able to see this feature for the past few weeks, and Netflix said they were designed to allow for a […]

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Learning, Parenting

3 Ways ChoreMonster Helps Kids Learn To Manage Money

ChoreMonster is an excellent tool for making chores fun. But have you ever stopped to think about how it is preparing your children for their futures? Ok, that sounds too dramatic, but in all seriousness, some real building blocks are being put in place that can help down the road. Today, we give you three […]

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Online Safety, Parenting

Are Screens Affecting Your Kid’s Sleep?

Screens are everywhere. We use them to read, watch movies, relax, and connect with our families. We’re even starting to see screens being used in schools more than ever before. It’s easy to be inundated with screens when we use them for educational and recreational purposes, but it may be having a profound effect on […]

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Family Fun, Movies & TV

How Your Family Can Finally Become Cord Cutters

Cutting the cord. It’s a flashy phrase that you hear quite often. And while it’s nothing new for many, there are still over 80 million subscribers to traditional cable television. But that number is shrinking fast as new services are launched, and more channels are added to those services. And this week, it was announced […]

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