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Putting Smartphones to Bed – in Another Room | By Ann Oldenburg
When I was in middle school, I remember being in my bed, sneaking a late-night phone call to my boyfriend, long after the rest of my family had turned in. My mom, who obviously had heard me talking, came in and told me to wrap it up and go to sleep. That was back in [...]
School, Bored | By Laura Fries
“I’m Bored;” the phrase that causes parents to tremble. The statement comes with the implication that kids need to be entertained, and that we the parents are the entertainers. That’s a notion we need to dispel. Sometimes it’s good for our kids to be bored. It’s a simple problem solving exercise and gives them [...]
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Free Range | By Laura Fries
In the news recently is the story of parents in trouble for letting their young kids, ages ten and six, walk to school and to the park, unsupervised. The parents subscribe to a parenting style called Free Range Kids. These particular parents, however, were cited by local authorities as neglectful and may face charges. It [...]
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The PlayAbility Scale™ | By Parents' Choice
The PlayAbility Scale. Expanding the scope of the internationally recognized and respected Parents’ Choice Awards® program, Parents’ Choice Foundation has developed the The PlayAbility Scale ™ – a rating system rooted in a scientifically based methodology – that measures a toy’s or game’s skill-building properties, and reports the outcomes in a uniform and user-friendly way. [...]
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Downton Arthur | By Laura Fries
The Dowager D.W.? Lord Binky? The popularity of “Downton Abbey” has reached a new level with a fun send up courtesy of Arthur and PBS Kids to debut on Monday, January 26.(check local listings) Muffy Crosswire, excited to get the results of an ancestry study, assumes she is descended from royalty when she finds a [...]
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