Landra, Technology

How Teens Use Tech

With the growth of technology more and more people are incorporating the use of smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, watches, and other smart devices in their daily life. According to the Washington D.C. based research company, Pew Research Center, 88 percent of teenagers ranging from ages 13-17 own a smartphone. With the constant access to smart […]

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Landra, Parenting

Talk to Your Teen Driver: Don’t Text and Drive

Everyone’s gearing up for the holidays. It’s that time of year when kids seem to spend more days out of school than they spend in, including lots of time to spend out with their friends. With icy roads and stormy weather, it’s a good time of year for a reminder about distracted driving.   We […]

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Landra, Technology

3 Ways To Protect Your Teen’s Privacy On Social Media

Every parent knows that teenagers like their privacy. It seems that overnight, a child that once begged for “just one more” bedtime story can morph into a moody teenager with a “Keep Out” sign on their bedroom door. This leaves parents out of the loop and often unaware of what is going on behind closed […]

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Landra Review: ChoreMonster Grows Up

This a review from Rich Richmond on his family’s use of Landra and Mothershp. Rich is a father to two intelligent, interesting and hilarious children, and author of RaisingTheDad. ChoreMonster spent the last few years bringing parents and children together through technology. The concept was simple; “gamify” household chores and kids will actually want to […]

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Landra, Parenting

Let Teens Earn Their Independence

In one way or another we prepare for our children to leave the nest from their first breath. We love them and protect them, watch as they learn to do more and more on their own. As they enter their teens, their focus shifts away from the family and they begin to prioritize peer relationships. […]

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Landra, Technology

Connecting Through Tech

In the 1800’s communication traveled by stagecoaches, steamboats, and wagon trains that risked ambush. Even the famed Pony Express in 1860 wasn’t the safest way to get word out. William H. Russell put an ad in the newspaper that read, “Wanted. Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over 18. Must be expert riders willing to risk […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to FamilyTech Apps: Landra

We started with the idea of creating something easy for parents and kids to work together to get chores done around the house. ChoreMonster was the tool that connected family and technology in a way that was easy: create a digital chore chart, monitor progress, reward completion. We watched as ChoreMonster began to evolve right […]

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