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The Guess My Password Game 2015 Edition

For the last five years, Splashdata has released a list of the most frequently used passwords. I stumbled upon this list a few years ago and quizzed my eldest child on her password. I guessed it in four tries. Yes, she had the #4 password on the list. Every year, I quiz them on their passwords. Over…

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Parenting and Safety Tips For New Devices

This holiday season, many kids received their own device. The first device used to be an iPod Touch or a Nintendo DS in 3rd or 4th grade. With tablets becoming cheaper and easier to use, children are starting off with a brand new tablet. If your family is like mine, you probably eased up on-screen time and checking in over…

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The State of Parenting in the Digital World

I remember as a new mom if I had a question, I had many places to go to for advice. I could call my mom, ask friends or consult a billion books. Granted, everyone’s advice was usually a bit different but it tended to coalesce around a guiding principle. When parenting in the digital world, there…

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What Parents Need to Know about Pinterest

Beside Facebook, Pinterest was the only other social network I learned about from my friends not my teenagers. Because of my teens utter lack of interest in Pinterest, I never felt the need to write a Parent’s Guide. Recently, I heard from parents who shared some concerns about Pinterest. I decided to take a closer look. Pinterest is…

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Celebrate Internet Safety Month with a Good Book

It is June and June is my January. This is when I look back over the past year and make plans for the next. I always kick off summer with a list of new projects. On my list this year, along with organizing photos, is revisiting our family phone contract. With my youngest starting middle school, we will be looking…