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The pros and cons of sharing your kids photos online

The pros and cons of sharing your kids photos online

Most of us share so much of our lives on Social Networks (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter et al.) that when a new baby arrives (and even before!) we don’t think twice about posting pictures of our pride and joy for the entire world to see. Some of us do it simply to share the growth […]

Children could SUE parents and have them JAILED for posting photos of them on Facebook

Children could SUE parents and have them JAILED for posting photos of them on Facebook

Parents could face penalties as severe as a YEAR in prison and a fine of £35,000 if convicted of publishing intimate details of their children’s private lives online in France. Eric Delcroix, an expert on internet law and ethics, said: “In a few years, children could easily take their parents to court for publishing photos […]

20 Reasons Why Your Teens Get Mad At You

20 Reasons Why Your Teens Get Mad At You

Just when you think your teens are happy with you they start rolling their eyes and serving up a dose of unexpected anger. We can all relate to this, right? Well, as a clinical psychologist who has been working with teens for over two decades, as a mother of a teen and as a friend […]

14 Teen Slang Terms Decoded For Middle-Age Parents

14 Teen Slang Terms Decoded For Middle-Age Parents

The last time someone mentioned scoring a dime to me, I looked around to see if any undercover fuzz were hiding in the bushes. Back in 1970, a dime was a $10 bag of weed and the fuzz were the cops ready to arrest you for possessing it. But times and slang have changed. Nowadays, […]

No Dulling in 2016: How To Protect Your Kids From Sexual Abuse

No Dulling in 2016: How To Protect Your Kids From Sexual Abuse

Ignorance is not an excuse in 2016, so read, receive enlightenment, and shun ignorance. No dulling in  protecting your off springs from sex predators who are on the increase. Here’s what you need to know…. Private Means For My Eyes Only: Start emphasising the importance of body privacy to your children from a very early […]

Building Friendships With Your Young Children

Building Friendships With Your Young Children

Several years ago, we began construction on a new church building. In the beginning, the workmen dug a big pit in the ground and then they began to pour footings. Footings are cement piers upon which the entire building rests. They are crucial to the strength of the finished structure. After the foundation hole is […]

Values Are Your Most Important Parenting Tool

Values Are Your Most Important Parenting Tool

Think of all the different things one can value, good and bad, as ways to get the acceptance and love we need: communication, beauty, vivaciousness, domination, going along with the crowd, superficiality, politeness, humor, seductiveness, honesty, sexual conquest. And any of the following and more can be thought of as ways to achieve significance: punctuality, […]

“It’s not a women’s problem, it’s a workplace problem”

“It’s not a women’s problem, it’s a workplace problem”

Anne-Marie Slaughter was a big name in the field of public policy – former head of the International Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, and the first women to hold the position of director of policy planning when she was appointed to that position at the […]

Ignoring “gadget guilt” isn’t so simple: Here’s why we should stay worried about kids and tech

Ignoring “gadget guilt” isn’t so simple: Here’s why we should stay worried about kids and tech

It’s a debate we’ll probably never settle: How much, and what kind of, technology do we want our children to use? With parents, friends and relatives buying Christmas gifts, and the enforced downtime that comes with school vacations and family togetherness, many kids will be on cellphones and tablets and everything else for eyeball-crossing stretches of […]