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Tag: tips

6 Trick or Treat Tips for this year’s Hallow...

Halloween is an exciting time for our kids! They get to pretend to be a superhero or princess or witch or ghost, and go around collecting their favorite thing – candy! But what’s the best way to keep …

Social Media use by your Child – Start the c...

It can all start with an innocent photo or comment… We live in a world now where Social Media surrounds us and has become an extension of our social lives. Yet, as adults, we don’t seem to know a lot …

About Kik – Gotchas and Tips for Parents

About Kik, another popular messaging app, has always made it clear that they were targeting youth who want to get out from under their parents’ wings. For Kik, youth are the primary focus; […] you have to get …

About Instagram – Gotchas and Tips for Paren...

About Instagram Instagram is a free mobile app that enables its users to share pictures and videos, either publicly or privately via the app. It also allows sharing its posts across a variety of other social networking platforms, such as Facebook, …

6 Tips to Consider Before Downloading an App

In just over 5 years, from 2010 to 2016, mobile app downloads have grown from a 4.5 billion downloads to an estimated 224 billion in 2016! That’s a lot of app consumption. A big driving force is the millions of apps …

Why my daughter wants a Snapchat account

Children are definitely visual beings and social media apps like Instagram and Snapchat are enabling a world of visual sharing that wasn’t possible even just 4-5 years ago. I previously wrote about why my son wanted an Instagram …

5 tips for Child Safety on the Internet

The vast world of the internet that our children live in – what a place! There’s so much to explore and endless opportunities to learn something new. With that said, the internet does present a challenge for parents …

Technology use and my family

How we try to balance device time Our lives are typical in terms of how busy we’ve become as our kids grow up. I think this constant go-go-go that we’re on is somewhat created by us, the parents, …