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March 11, 2017

Here’s the Secret to Raising a Safe, Smart Kid

How to be hands-on without setting too many limits, from our friends at Common Sense Media.

When it comes to parenting frustrations, nothing beats the

March 11, 2017

Apple Is Losing America’s Classrooms to Google and Microsoft

Children are increasingly using Chromebooks, a new study says.

March 11, 2017

Girl badly burned in latest ‘fire fairy’ craze urging kids to turn gas rings on

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Sofia Ezhova was seriously injured taking part in a new social media craze targeting little girls

March 11, 2017

Teach your kids valuable life skills — and stop waiting on them hand and foot

Here are a few tips on how to make your kids more independent so you can get a little break from their constant neediness.

March 11, 2017

Perspective | Kids consume news but don’t know what’s real and what’s fake. Parents can help.

A report by Common Sense Media shows tweens and teens read the news but need to learn digital literacy.

March 10, 2017

What parenting techniques turn kids into successful adults?

Every parent wants their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and grow up to be a productive, happy adult.

March 10, 2017

Kool-Aid, Popcorn, and Parenting in the Age of Junk Food

A writer remembers all of the wonderful snack foods of the 80s, before the label

March 10, 2017

26 parenting lessons you learn the hard way

13. Never check a nappy by sticking your finger in the seam

March 09, 2017

Is it OK to spy on your teen?

It seems like trusting teens just the right amount is an impossibly fine line to walk, but you can use technology to monitor them (and let them know you care.)

March 09, 2017

Cyber-Bullying May Bring Playground Victims Online | Psych Central News – Part 117341

A new U.K. study finds that cyberbullying typically does not create new victims — it is merely a continuation of face-to-face bullying. Professor Dieter Wolke of the University of Warwick said although cyberbullying is prevalent and harmful, it is a modern tool used to harm victims already bullied by traditional, face-to-face means. In a study of almost 3,000 pupils aged 11-16 from U.K. secondary schools, 29 percent reported being bullied, but just one percent of adolescents were victims of cyberbullying alone. During the survey, pupils completed the Bullying and Friendship Interview, which has been used in numerous studies to assess bullying and victimization. Victimization was assessed from three difference viewpoints. Students were asked about direct victimization (e.g., “been hit/beaten up” or “called bad/nasty names”); relational victimization (e.g., “had nasty lies/rumors spread about you”); and cyber-victimization (e.g., “had rumors spread about you online,” “had embarrassing