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Meet a Mom's New Best Friend

My Mobile Watchdog
Meet a mom's new best friend: "My Mobile Watchdog." See how this new software is helping parents everywhere keep track of potentially dangerous tween cell phone use.


More Online Time Equals More Depression for Teens

teen using laptop

According to a recent study, teenagers who spend a lot of time online are more likely than their less-wired peers to suffer from clinical depression.


The Lesson in a Summer Afternoon

Woman sitting on verandah railing

I don't truly believe it's summer until I'm at the ocean. Specifically, the Jersey Shore.


Why Do Privileged Kids Shoplift?

Caroline Giuliani, the Harvard-coed daughter of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, was just cold busted for shoplifting $150 worth of cosmetics from Sephora! What drives a kid who has so much to take even more?


Summer Airline-Travel Strategy: Divide and Conquer

two girls on a plane

It took several years -- and myriad battles about who would sit next to mom -- for me to figure out the perfect way to fly: separate from my children.


New Girl Scouts PSA: 'Beauty Has No Size'

girl scouts and their body image

The Girl Scouts have enlisted the help of plus-sized models to create a new PSA campaign designed to help change the way girls see themselves in the media and encourage them to love their bodies -- no matter the size.


Do You Know Where Your Children Are ... on the Internet?

kids on the internet

The Children's Advertising Review Unit of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CARU) just launched a public service campaign to raise awareness about Internet safety for young'uns. The good folks at CARU told us all about it, and shared some handy safety pointers for parents to boot.


What I Did on Summer Vacation

kids riding bicycles

We are bucking the overscheduled-childcare system, and we are finding healthy lessons in saving cash, being creative and forcing our (sometimes) sullen tweens to use their imaginations, their bikes and their allowance.