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What Parents Need to Know about Wishbone

Recently, I had a friend ask me about a new app she discovered on her child’s phone. When it comes to apps, her kid is always two steps ahead of everyone else at middle school. Her new app is Wishbone. Wishbone launched in May 2015 and is gaining in popularity, especially with girls. If you have a child, who…

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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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Start the Digital Talk with a Device Contract

Teens do not separate their online and offline lives; parents should not either. We need to be present and active in both spaces. StopMedicineAbuse understands this. They support parents dealing with abuse issues as well as helping parents reach across the digital divide. Here is my latest post featured on their FiveMomsBlog. Start the Digital Talk with…

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How Teens Are Using Facebook May Surprise You

When I first joined Facebook, my teen’s friends appeared often on my newsfeed. Most of my friends had friended their own kids and sometimes their teen’s posts popped up on my newsfeed. The last few years, I have rarely seen updates from them. Not seeing them, I assumed that moved on to Instagram and Snapchat.…

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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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How to Talk with your Teen about Medicine Abuse

On KidsPrivacy, I have the luxury of focusing exclusively on digital parenting. At home, it is a different story. I have spent many late nights researching tools to help teens deal with stress, how to parallel park, taking the SAT vs ACT, the list goes on and on. Thankfully, I can always find fantastic resources to help me deal with…