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2019
April
12,
2019
| 05:41 PM America/Chicago
My 8 year old asks about once a week, “Dad, when can I start my YouTube channel?” And, I’m pretty sure my freshly minted 10 year old will soon be asking about his own Twitter, Instagram or YouTube account soon. I realize this is a tricky situation...
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2016
December
20,
2016
| 06:11 PM America/Chicago
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are great! But it’s also the busiest time of the year, and it’s hard to think about everything. We asked our experts for a few ideas to make sure your children are safe during your holiday travel...
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May
03,
2016
| 04:54 PM America/Chicago
If you ask most teens what they enjoy doing in their free time, you can bet you’ll hear the words Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat in their answer. Teenagers’ lives exist on social media. They use it to communicate, post photos, share content and ess...
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January
11,
2016
| 04:03 PM America/Chicago
Mark Zuckerburg had his baby vaccinated and I don’t particularly care. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad he had his baby vaccinated for his baby’s sake, but I don’t want it to affect your decision to vaccinate at all. I don’t want your vaccine decis...
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2015
April
30,
2015
| 03:50 PM America/Chicago
Social media has made it easier for us to stay connected with others. At the touch of our fingertips we can instantly communicate with people all over the globe. But do children consider the consequences of sharing information online? We all know ...
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March
17,
2015
| 08:11 PM America/Chicago
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland retired yesterday after a very successful rookie season. He’s not hurt and had a presumably bright future in the NFL. Why did he retire? In light of the recent focus on repetitive trauma, concussi...
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2014
July
10,
2014
| 06:37 PM America/Chicago
I know that I have some of the brightest, hardest working parents as patients and followers of my blog and social media. Because of that, I sometimes have a hard time coming up with topics that will challenge you.  One day I was listening to a podcas...
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April
15,
2014
| 06:01 PM America/Chicago
With the recent change in Facebook privacy settings which allow status updates, videos and images to be seen publicly there is even more cause to be cautious in your children's use of social media.It's no question that social media has changed the wa...
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April
04,
2014
| 05:54 PM America/Chicago
“Bossy.” It isn’t something women aspire to hear, but should they? Ban Bossy says no.Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and creator of LeanIn.org, has created the Ban Bossy movement. Ban Bossy has supporters ranging from Melinda Gates to Beyoncé all with ...
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