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Tips to Get Your Internet-savvy Kids Off the Couch

I admit it. I’m guilty of allowing my only child to spend a lot of time on his iPhone, iPad and PlayStation 4. I often find myself speechless whenever the other moms at school boast about the creative ways they use to limit their kid’s gadget use. While some resort to disabling their WiFi connection […]

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FreeTime subscription for the Amazon Fire tablet

My husband and I have always been the kind of parents who have strong feelings about not allowing our kids to access the Internet before a certain age. We’re just not comfortable with the idea of bad actors lurking in multi-player games or our kids accidentally buying a thousand dollars’ worth of lives or outfits […]

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Are Mobile Virtual Games the Future for Our Kids?

Most of us parents have a love-hate relationship with virtual reality games for kids, like Club Penguin, Pocoyo World and Webkinz. On the one hand, they provide an amazingly creative and stimulating world at our children’s fingertips. On the other, it’s only our children’s fingertips that are moving while they play. Watching my kids ‘play’ on screens is actually rather disconcerting. They are […]

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Old Fashioned Fun

As I’ve written before, my house been invaded by Minecraft. Every day, Joseph comes home from school and instantly begins playing until dinner. Considering he was sick for much of last week, there was a fair bit of television and video games which made me realize, we needed a break from the screens.

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Scooby, Scooby Doo

A conversation recently popped up in my mom’s group about TV viewing habits. The views were all over the board from those who don’t even own a TV to those who bravely admitted that their TV’s were on all day.