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When it comes to your kids and social media, hate the player not the app

Social Media – Hate the Player, Not the App

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Teens and Social Media It’s December 31st and around the world, people are celebrating or getting ready to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of a new one. Holiday gifts have been exchanged and if there were electronics or technical gifts given, you as parents may be concerned about what your kids are doing online and what…

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13 Reasons Why… Not. According to a 20-Year-Old

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A note from Kristen:  I had the opportunity to get a sneak preview of the now insanely popular Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why and while I found it to be a great show with a lot of talking points for parents to have with their teens, the show has not been without criticism. Some parents feel that it sensationalizes suicide, while…

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Using art to help kids understand current events

How Do You Explain News and the State of the World to Your Kids?

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You Can’t Escape the News Media and specifically, social media, has changed the landscape on how we as humans get and consume our information and news. If you had any doubt about that, this past election should have made a believer out of you and any other naysayers. As a society, we’ve been reduced to driveling idiots who no longer…

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Netflix shows you can binge watch with the whole family!

Binge Watching: It’s Not Just for the Adults!

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Family Friendly Binge Watching Shows on Netflix! Summer is coming to a close and before you know it (or some you already do!!) we’ll all be back in the early morning routine, packing lunches and checking homework. For now, though, we’re hanging on to the last days of Summer 2016 – overnight camps are done, vacation pictures have been printed…

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House of Cards, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Orange – Oh My, Netflix!

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So Much More Great Stuff Coming Up on Netflix! I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 months since I was in California with Netflix at the TCAs!! Still kinda buzzing high from it – especially since a lot of the ‘sneak peeks’ we were seeing are finally showing! As you know, the big reason we were asked out there was…

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I have to take a break from the people of Facebook.

It’s Time for a Face-Cation

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Call it a Face-cation or a Face-break… whatever you want to call it, I’m taking it. And unlike a lot of the dramatic Debbie’s out there, I’m not making a grand announcement via a status update on my personal account.  No “I’m deleting my Facebook account”. Nothing. I’m just stepping back and shutting the doors. This post is the biggest…

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