Parenting

  • Google’s new parental app for Android leaves a lot to be desired

    … Recently, Google announced the public release of their parenting app for android devices called Family Link. For a family of Android phone and tablet users this is a welcome announcement as Android has had no built-in child safety apps until now. Unfortunately, there are still some major kinks in the system which could make the app pointless…

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  • Is Facebook’s Parents Portal any good?

    … a Parents Portal. The question remains, is it actually helpful? Well, that depends on who you ask. The Getting to Know Facebook section basically tells you how to use Facebook, which kind of everybody already knows. One would imagine that the most important section one would be the Parenting Tips section, however it reads like someone from a previous…

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  • Labeley – Create Custom Labels Easily

    … What do brewing your own beer and sending your kids off to camp have in common? Both endeavors need labels for success. So do plenty of other endeavors, which is why you may want to check out Labeley. This website is a free and easy way to create your own labels that, well, don’t look like you made them. Labeley has lots of options for colors…

    Carolyn Nicander Mohr/ The Wonder of Tech- 21 readers -
  • Dad sells son’s truck online for smoking weed

    … Dad sells son’s truck online for smoking weed Possibly inspired by the Minnesota mom who sold her daughter’s truck for skipping class, a Florida father recently sold his son’s truck online. A Jacksonville, Florida, man recently sold his son’s Ford Explorer online because of the 16-year-old’s penchant for smoking weed and ‘acting all thug…

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  • What to Consider When Buying Your Child’s First Smartphone

    … where you need it most. As for the services, some available options include pre-paid or post-paid plans, family plans, unlimited texting options and shared provider, which allows customers with the same provider to have unlimited calls and texts. Look to see whether your child’s service can be added to your plan, making it a family plan. Teach your…

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  • Jump! A Fun App to Show the Path for Math

    … If you’re a fan of fun ways to learn, then you’re probably a fan of educational apps. Jump! A Game of Numbers is a brand new app that helps children learn math skills in an entertaining and engaging story. Unlike some other math apps that rely on memorization of math facts, Jump! shows math in the context of a story, helping children understand…

    Carolyn Nicander Mohr/ The Wonder of Tech- 22 readers -
  • Gender Equality for Working Parents Starts at Home

    … advice to better support your working spouse. 1. Manage expectations You’re used to setting expectations for others at work, but you also need to go through this exercise for yourself at home. You’re not the babysitter; you’re the parent. Know your pediatrician, important allergy information, and contacts for backup coverage. Parenting well involves…

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  • Report: 90% of Millennial Parents Find Social Media Helpful

    …’. Millennial moms, on the other hand, want to raise tech savvy digital natives. In fact, moms were 35 percent more likely to refer to “technology” and “social media” than dads were. Millennials turn to their own mothers for parenting advice most often; however, they are 2X more likely to rely on the internet than to ask advice from other people…

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