Online Safety, Parenting

This Facebook Tool Helps Find Missing Children

Most parents can remember a time when only milk cartons, radio broadcasts, and local news programs were used to disseminate information about missing children. Unsurprisingly, these largely outdated mediums were limited in their reach as images of missing children took weeks to appear on milk cartons, radio bulletins lacked visual representations, and the local news […]

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Parenting

How To Discuss Current Events With Your Kids

How do you talk about tough topics with your kids? It seems that each day there is a new world event to interpret. When it comes to talking to kids, how do we know what to share? Some current events can be confusing and, at times, scary. But, staying up to date is important and […]

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Parenting

How To Be a Great Role Model For Your Children

Children learn about the world by observing their surroundings. It’s not surprising that at eight months, children begin imitating others through facial expressions and hand gestures. Parents quickly become their child’s guide to navigating different situations. A Gallup study found that 71 percent of teens say their social and political ideology is the same as […]

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Parenting, Technology

Quick Tips for Grocery Shopping and Meal Prep

The average American from age 25-64 spends about 37 minutes every single day preparing meals. That may not seem like very much time. Think about it like this that is just over 12 minutes per meal, at three meals per day. Parents reading this are already rolling their eyes. Getting in and out of the […]

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Chores, Parenting

Spark Motivation and Get Chores Done

Parents know how challenging it can be for children to complete chores and tasks around the house. Sometimes there’s begging, nagging, and even occasional punishing. But, those things aren’t required. Incentivizing good behavior, recognizing effort, and rewarding completion can make chores a lot more fun for everyone. Just like their ever-evolving interests, kids are only […]

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Landra, Parenting

Positive Associations Help Teens Focus

According to a recent study, teens are using media a staggering average of nine hours a day, excluding media time spent on schoolwork (for tweens it’s six). They’re using a variety of platforms during downtime, meals, chores, and even homework. There was a time when the ability to multitask was lauded as one of the […]

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