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    iPhone Rules

    A thirteen year old boy never thought about iPhone rules when he begged his parents for his own phone. His Christmas present was what he wanted, but with a “catch”. In fact, 18 “catches”.  A list of iPhone rules stating the terms and conditions under which he was able to use and keep the phone.... [Read more ⇒]

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    Teach Your Teens to Drive Without the Stress

      Five Ways to Reduce Stress When Your Teens Start to Drive  There’s no doubt that placing your car keys in your teens’ hands can be a stress-inducing moment. But what comes before handing over your keys can go a long way in reducing your anxiety as a protective parent. Before your teens take... [Read more ⇒]

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    Is Texting Friends Socially Delaying Our Kids?

    Is texting friends a good thing? Does texting and other technology have a downside? I think that everyone would agree that there are concerns about sexting and cyber bullying. However, many parents feel that these issues don’t apply to their kids; after all, they are just texting friends! But I have... [Read more ⇒]

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    Teenage Sexting: A Language All Its Own

     Following my blog on Teenage Sexting, I have had numerous requests from parents for acronyms to BOLO—Be On the Lookout. Your teens and tweens have a new language all their own, in the form of symbols and abbreviations that they are constantly texting to one another. As a parent, it’s important... [Read more ⇒]

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