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Netflix: What Parents Need to Know

With cable and satellite prices continually rising, many people are switching over to a much affordable way of viewing/streaming entertainment. Some of these streaming services may include Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Video, Sling, Twitch, etc. But the number one streaming service out there, by far, is Netflix. History of Netflix Founded in 1997, Netflix has strived…

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New IOS 12: New Features Parents Need To Know About

If you’re an Apple user, chances are you have already downloaded and played around with the biggest new update, IOS 12. IOS 12 has many new (and updated) features that Apple users can enjoy and use on their devices. But perhaps the most significant update, especially for parents, is the new Screen Time feature!  …

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Digital Detox

digital detox

“We Touch, Tap, & Swipe Our Phones 2,617 Times Per Day.” (eocinstitute.org) For the average person, the above statement is shockingly accurate. And even though it might not feel like we touch, tap, and swipe our phones that many times throughout the day, studies show that we are dependent and addicted to our smartphones. Think…

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Are You a Digitally Proactive or Reactive Parent?

Let’s be real honest here: when it comes to parenting, it’s much easier to react in the moment to things rather than be proactive from the beginning. For example, it’s easier to give a toddler cookies for dinner because he’s throwing a major fit than to teach him on the front end that you need…

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4 Tips to Keep Your Kid Socially Smart this Summer

Can you guess what the number one thing kids and teens are looking forward to in a few weeks? That’s right…summer break! What a wonderful, fun time for students…and a scheduling nightmare for parents, am I right? JK! But on a serious note, this is the time of the year where students look forward to…

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I got my kid WHAT for Christmas?!

The holiday season has come and gone and when it comes to the gifts your kids have received, you can be sure of this: times have changed. The gifts that kids and teens are asking for these days are drastically different than what we asked for “back in the day.” With smartphones, tablets and gaming…

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Let’s Talk Snapchat

All Things Snapchat

What is it? Snapchat is a social media-messaging app that allows you to exchange video, pictures, and text that disappears after a short amount of time. The most popular age range of Snapchat users is 12 to 22 years old, and 80% of teens use Snapchat. The Positives Being creative with your snaps, posts, stories,…

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Instagram and Twitter…Things You May Not Have Known

If you had to name the top 5 most popular social media networks of all time, Instagram and Twitter would make that list. These two platforms are fun, interactive, allow creativity and can help people stay connected to each other and the world around them. So what’s the big deal? Why, as parents, do we…

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25 Positives of Social Media

25 Positives of Social Media Have you ever wondered what good could come out of social media? Think about it, much of what we hear in regards to kids using social media has a negative, dangerous ring to them, so it’s difficult to see any benefits. Here’s the truth, there’s a lot of good that…

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5 Apps You Need To Watch Out For

This week is all about 5 different social media apps you need to watch out for when it comes to the safety and well-being of your kid. Those apps are Periscope, Kik, Group Me, a variety of Hidden Calculator (photo vault) Apps and Musical.ly/Live.ly. . . plus a few bonus apps: WhatsApp, Sarahah and Yellow.…

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