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Should You Read Your Child’s Texts?

You’re sitting there minding your own business when a nearby phone buzzes. “U up?”, it says, beckoning you closer. Only, it’s not your phone—it’s your kid’s. Do you pick it […]

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How Video Games Can Help Kids with Special Needs

For kids with special needs, video games can offer opportunities to practice everything from communication skills to organization — even social interaction — in a comfortable environment where players set […]

Apps for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Apps for Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Technology has the power to unlock learning for kids of all ages and stages. And sometimes exploring and learning on a device first is less intimidating than trying out new […]

How Girls Are Seeking Approval

How Girls Are Seeking Approval Online

It’s not a law that you have to post a selfie before, during, and after every activity. But for kids, it’s pretty much mandatory. The resulting likes, thumbs-ups, and other […]

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What’s the Best Game Console for Kids?

If your kids are at the age where you’re considering buying a game console, now might be the right time. Whether you want the immersive virtual reality of the Sony […]

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Practical Tips for Easing Kids’ Social Media Anxiety

Teens text, tweet, snap, and post like crazy. In fact, about half of teens use social media every day, and for some, this means checking Instagram, TikTok, or Snapchat dozens […]

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Parents’ Ultimate Guide to Instagram

When you see a teen taking a selfie, chances are that picture will end up on social media. Often, that means Instagram, one of the most popular social image-sharing platforms […]

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