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Technology and Your College Student

I talking with parents of young kids because if you set healthy boundaries early on with technology, you can get some pretty amazing results. But what if your child is already a college student? There’s not much chance you’ll be collecting his or her phone at night, or setting […]

 

Oh no! Mom Can’t Talk!

What would happen at your house if you couldn’t talk for one day? I actually know the answer to this hypothetical question because I have been on total voice rest since October 23 because of laryngitis! James texted our friend: Arlene has taken a vow of silence.  The house has […]

 

How to Talk About Halloween with Your Kids

“Mom, there is one holiday I wish we could just skip all together.”  “What holiday is that?”  “Halloween.”   With spiders and webs all around, floating ghosts, ghoulish loing faces popping up all over the neighborhood, I can see why my daughter would rather skip Halloween.  Stores have scary images scattered […]

 

How Would You Do on This Survey?

I wonder how my kids would have rated me in a recent large study.  Would I have cringed at their answers? The survey was about what kids really wanted their parents to know. After surveying 6,000 children, researchers found that: 54 percent said their parents checked their phones too often 36 […]

 

Take a Hike

Need some peace away from the bad news of the day, constant es, or trail of tweets? It could be as easy as taking a hike. Yes, it might mean planning a vacation in the great outdoors, or it might be just taking a walk around the block, or outside […]

 

Remembering Without Regrets

Do you remember when your children were preschoolers? For some of you, that’s the future. For others, that stage is way in the past! My youngest Lucy is almost 8.  I remember bringing her to MOPS groups when she was little.  She would assist me at my bo table.  I’m […]

 

4 Tips to Tame Your Phone Use

Need to feel calm, cool, and connected? Would your kids say, “My mom (or my dad) is on the phone too much”? Here are 4 tips to taming your phone use from a news segment I did this week on San Diego 8 on the CW. You’ll find that […]