Navigating the digital world

By: Vanessa Armstrong/ If you’re like me, trying to figure out how to navigate this new digital world that our kids are exposed to is one of the most challenging and stressful things about parenting kids today.  Especially as they get older and come home from school saying “Johnny so and so has an iPhone…

When a master plan goes south

I am a technology Nazi.  I have managed to keep video games, computer games, and most toys that run on batteries out of my house for the better part of 10 years.  When the kids were smaller, we found that when the rogue fancy toy made its way into our house, the kids spent more…

Resource for Parents: Info on Movies, Shows, Games

How do you determine whether a movie/TV show/video game/app is appropriate for a particular child? Theoretically, there is a rating system in place that is suppose to help, but I find it so broad that it is not very useful (‘E’ for “Everyone” does *not* really fit everyone). Luckily, there is an extremely helpful website…