What is Yellow? It's A New App That Turns Snapchat Into Tinder

I've grown to like Snapchat. I really have. I think it’s partly because I see the appeal it has for teens. It encourages authentic, even goofy, sharing. The messages you send on Snapchat are meant to be viewed once, giggled over, and then deleted. Snapchat doesn’t make contributions continue reading …
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Keeping your kids' trust even if you lose their friendship

"Parenting (and shaming) teens in the age of social media" is a recent Washington Post article about parenting in the world of social media. Much of the article really hit home for me, like this discussion on the importance of acting like, you know, an adult even when your urge continue reading …
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Use Your Words, and Other Toddler Lessons You Can Apply to Your Teen

Ah, parenting. It’s a frustrating job. And a never ending one. You spend hours reading books about baby care and how to manage the toddler years. You get to the point where all your kids say “please” and “thank you” reflexively and you master the art of potty training. continue reading …
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FBO (Facebook Official), HMU (Hit Me Up), and GPOY (Gratuitous Picture of Yourself). What is your teen saying on social media?

B4 your FOMO gets harsh b/c you OH your teen using some SM slang and you didn't get it… keep reading. Part of keeping the lines of communication open with your kids means actually understanding what they’re saying. This is hard. By way of help, we’ve put continue reading …
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Helicopters, Tigers, and Snow Plows

Are you a helicopter parent, hovering over your child 24/7? Or maybe you’re a snow plow parent—clearing the path ahead of every possible obstacle. A Tiger Mom? A Free-Range Dad? If I choose to bring up bébé in the French style, can I justify having a glass continue reading …
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