The Pros and Cons of Monitoring Your Child’s Internet Usage

If there’s one thing that’s totally unavoidable, it’s the fact that we live in the internet age. Kids don’t go to the library to do their research for school; they go online. However, all things must be done in balance and there are some real benefits to monitoring how much time that your child spends online. If you’re curious about what some of the pros and cons are as it relates to supervising your child’s internet usage, be sure to keep reading. (sponsored post) Continue reading

Five Helpful Tips for Teaching Your Kids to Save Money

Hands down, one of the absolute best things that a parent can ever do for their child is to teach them how to be responsible with their money. The sooner your kids can learn about the importance of saving and making future plans for their income, the better off their life will be as adults. Use what you have learned based on your past experiences to educate your children so that they might avoid making the same mistakes in their future. (sponsored post) Continue reading

Should You Allow Your Child to Have a Debit Card?

When it comes to the benefits of having a debit card, there are many. Perhaps the most popular one is convenience, but there are also disadvantages. Debit cards are not toys, after all, and the benefits of owning one can quickly be outweighed by the consequences of using it irresponsibly. (sponsored post) Continue reading

Getting Your Kids to Take Better Care of Their Tech Gadgets

Kids are not known for taking care of their stuff. It just comes with the territory. Kid toys get dropped, thrown, stepped on, left on the stairs, left out in the rain, splattered with food, and banged up in a countless number of ways. Most of the time it’s no big deal. If your kids breaks their toy doll or action figure, they simply do not have it anymore and must deal with the consequences. But if you’ve bought your child a laptop, smartphone, tablet, portable DVD player, or other expensive tech gadget, it’s not so cut and dry. (sponsored post) Continue reading

Top 5 Tips for Keeping Kids Safe on Facebook

For parents that don’t use the Facebook, the amount of time teens, tweens, and even younger kids spend on the preeminent social network can be daunting. You might wonder if it’s safe for them to utilize this tool as a means of communicating with “friends”, many of whom could be strangers or even predators. Here are just a few and very easy ways to ensure your kids behave safely while using online social networking sites. (sponsored post) Continue reading

Teaching Kids How to Recycle Old Electronics

The Electronic Revolution has often created conundrums for concerned parents, and yet the benefits to be gained from the many electronic gadgets heavily outweigh the possible drawbacks. Now our homes and lives are filled with electronics, but what do we do with them once the devices have outlived their usefulness or powered down for good? We have a few suggestions… (sponsored post) Continue reading

Five Great Games That Teach Your Kids How to Handle Money

If our generation were asked what we wish our parents would’ve taught us while growing up, there would probably be an astounding number of people who would answer “money management”. With your kids, you now have an opportunity to “right some of the wrongs” that you experienced when it comes to the subject of handling money. One of the best ways to pass on this knowledge is to do it in a way that is both memorable and fun. For many children, this would be through playing games. (sponsored post) Continue reading

Five Easy Educational Games for Long Summer Car Trips

So, you’re gearing up for a family road trip, eh? You’ve got the iPods. You’ve got the cell phones. You’ve even got a couple of videos to take along. But back when you were growing up, you didn’t have these things to entertain you. No, you and your family had to find ways to pass the time by communicating with one another. It was a positive experience and you’d like for your kids to share it. Plus, just because they’re on summer break doesn’t mean that their brains should be. (sponsored post) Continue reading