Whether we like it or not, each of us (our kids included) have our very own digital footprint. This footprint or profile is a collection of what we’ve done and how we’ve portrayed ourselves in the online world. And they matter more than ever in today’s digital age. Our kids’ digital profiles affect how they…

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Just for a second, let’s pretend you want to build a new house: your dream house. Where do you start? Well, you need to come up with a plan: what will the design look like, how big will it be, what colors, how much money do we have, time frame, area to build, etc. And…

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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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What their heart is longing for? Right when they wake up and get ready for the day, there it is. As you drive them to school or practice, there it is. Throughout the school day, there it is. As you pick them up, there it is. As you come home, eat dinner and do your…

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“One of the best things we can do in the meantime is build bridges-rather than walls-between ourselves and our kids when they fail in these areas.” (Right Click) “So my kid has messed up on social media, now what?” This reality might be the greatest fear parents have in allowing their kid to have social…

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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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Cyberbullying: the use of technology to harass, threaten, embarrass, or target another person. Isn’t it wild to think that not too long ago, the word “Cyberbullying” didn’t even exist? If any bullying were to happen, it would typically happen face-to-face…or on a landline phone.  Kids and teens always had the safety net of being able…

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TBH is a social media app that is becoming very popular. It stands for “To Be Honest”  and with over 5 million downloads and 2.5 million active users, it has gained quick popularity with tweens and tweens. How it works: To log in, your kid has to share their location and contacts. This is a…

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TBH is a social media app that is becoming very popular. It stands for “To Be Honest”  and with over 5 million downloads and 2.5 million active users, it has gained quick popularity with tweens and tweens. How it works: To log in, your kid has to share their location and contacts. This is a…

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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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