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You can let your kids use the latest technology without shrivelling their brains to the size of tiny peas. In fact, helping your family make smart use of social media, smartphones and other high-tech tools may be the best thing you ever did for your kids’ future in a networked world, and for your family time today.

Creating a family social media policy

Creating a family social media policy

Our family spends a lot of time online. I’m constantly astonished by the way our kids will casually say, “You can tweet that, Daddy” or “Don’t Facebook that, Mummy!” the way I might have asked my mom to stop talking so loudly in a...
The Lonely Princess: A Social Media Fairy Tale

The Lonely Princess: A Social Media Fairy Tale

Once upon a time* there lived a princess who had everything a princess could want. She had an air conditioned castle furnished with tasteful furniture from Design Out Of Reach, and a solar-powered car that could run at up to 100 MPH, and a large-screen TV that...
Facebooking the kids: 12 Dos & Don’ts

Facebooking the kids: 12 Dos & Don’ts

I began this series on a false note. My initial post on the five reasons to consider sharing your kids’ content on Facebook missed the reason that actually motivates my own Facebook sharing: the desire to include my kids in my life online, and to include my life...
10 ways your smartphone will help you travel with kids

10 ways your smartphone will help you travel with kids

It was 9:15 a.m., and the Eiffel Tower had barely opened for the day. Nonetheless, we faced a 90-minute line-up before our two young kids — ages 4 and 6, respectively — would get to take the trip up the tower that they had been begging for since the moment...
For Oprah.com: Should you get an iPad for kids?

For Oprah.com: Should you get an iPad for kids?

This post originally appeared on Oprah.com. At 5 a.m. on April 3, I became the fifth person—and the first woman—in line outside the Apple store in Bellevue, Washington. By the time Apple store employees started handing out coffee and cookies, we front-of-the-liners...
On Oprah.com: 6 ways to be a better parent online

On Oprah.com: 6 ways to be a better parent online

This post originally appeared on Oprah.com. A few months ago, we had one of those stomach flus familiar to parents of young children everywhere. My son threw up all over his bed, and I wasn’t feeling so hot myself. A wiser woman would do her best to forget this...

12 kid-friendly iPhone apps for toddlers and young kids

You may think of your iPhone as a communications device, a productivity tool, an iPod or even a babe magnet. But if that’s all an iPhone is to you, you’re missing its most extraordinary power: the ability to keep a preschooler silent and occupied for the...
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