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Raising Children

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Tablet Apps and Features for Your Kids

There are tons of applications and features available for tablets. Here are some of the top applications available for children and teens on Android-based tablets, Android platform e-readers, and the Apple [more…]

At What Age Should You Get Your Child a Mobile Phone?

As parents, you have some difficult decisions to make regarding your children, including when they should get a mobile phone. A study published by AT&T [more…]

Mobile Phone Options for Your Children

If you decide that your child should have a mobile phone but he doesn’t need smartphone functionality, you may want to purchase a feature phone with limited functions. Don’t get “sold” that the only phones [more…]

When to Allow Text, Data, and Applications on Your Child’s Mobile Phone

If you choose to purchase a phone for your child with texting and data capabilities, you need to decide the right time to allow access to these additional features. First, consider the additional cost [more…]

How to Prepare Your Child for Safe Mobile Phone Use

If you determine that your child is old enough to have a mobile device of their own, here are some steps that you can take to help ensure safe use of the device: [more…]

Tools to Monitor and Restrict Content and Usage Amounts on Your Child’s Mobile Phone

If you want more control or monitoring options for your child’s mobile device consider purchasing parental control software or applications. You can find programs to monitor and control usage, block content [more…]

How to Use Parental Controls on Android and Apple Phones

Phones operating on both the Android operating system (OS) and Apple OS (iOS) have native parental controls that can be activated prior to turning the phone over to your child. [more…]

SmartPhone Parental Control Options Through Your Service Provider

Providing children with their first smartphone can be anxiety-causing for many parents, but you can find many tools available through service providers to help parents protect not only their children, [more…]

Mobile Phone Safety Concerns

Many parents think about mobile phones and safety together because chances are that they purchased a mobile phone for their children for safety reasons. Although having the ability to call emergency services [more…]

Online Tools for Family Management

Online tools and downloadable apps are available for everything from potty training to chore chart creation. Some resources specialize in one area of family management, and many others help with a variety [more…]

Online Tools for Family Budgets

Some families may find that the most useful aspect of living in a world with nearly endless online tools means being able to budget for the family with these tools. The following three online services [more…]

Social Media Tips for Parents

Social media can be a great thing, but for parents, it can also be a scary thing. How do you give your kids the freedom to enjoy social media while still protecting them from the darker side of it? In [more…]

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