10 Ways to Prevent Cyberbullying

10 Ways to Prevent Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying has become an epidemic. It leads to isolation, depression and suicide. Below are ten ways Detective Sgt. Tom Rich you can help your teen prevent cyberbullying.  1.  Educate yourself: To prevent cyberbullying from occurring you must understand exactly what it is.  Research what constitutes cyberbullying, how and where it occurs, and talk with your friends […]

Knowledge and Family Conversations are #Cyberbullying Kryptonite

Knowledge and Family Conversations are #Cyberbullying Kryptonite

  I watched an excellent Hangout today on cyberbullying. The panelists were chock full of good information which I find rare. I actually took notes. I’m sharing it here because all parents, even if your children have yet to open a computer should watch this. The prevailing theme, as with all parenting and as it […]

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Got Teens? Insure those smart phones with Asurion.

We leave for our second annual vacation to Deep Creek Lake, MD tomorrow and I have been packing all week. Anyone who knows me, knows that’s a complete lie. I will pack tonight for my whole family around 10:00 pm. But?  I have been thinking about packing all week, which kind of counts. Thinking of […]

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What Happens on the Internet, Stays on the Internet

Yesterday I reposted a very tongue in cheek post about raising my boys to be complete buffoons so that someday it would be payback to my daughters-in-law who will ultimately hate me. Anyone who either reads my site or lacks a stick up their arse knows that it was meant to be completely humorous. I […]

How to Stop Teens from Texting and Driving

Want To Stop Your Teens From Texting and Driving?

Last week, in a six hour span, this happened. My oldest son and I exchanged several texts and then within seconds he drove up the driveway. I was speechless. We had a long conversation, watched some videos on death and texting destruction and he swore he wouldn’t do it again. And? He is a teenager, […]

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Are your kids Snapchatting?

Have you heard about the fun new app Snapchat? Your kids have and chances are they are using it. I must say there is great appeal in the silliness of it. Though most of my adult friends aren’t using it (perhaps they are more mature than I). If you are an adult and want to […]

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Cell Phone Contracts? Thoughts from a Teen.

I recently read the story of the mom who gave her son an iphone for Christmas along with a contract outlining her expectations of him with the phone. I found it to be quite brilliant, humorous and from a mother who genuinely cares about her son and how he grows up in this crazy world […]

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Win an MG Handheld & Save Your Child’s Innocence

Do you wake up every morning and think to yourself, “I can’t wait to let little Timmy use my smart phone today?” If so, discontinue reading now. This post is a waste of your time. I despise sharing my phone with the kids. D-E-S-P-I-S-E. Mine. Mine. Mine. But? Sadly, I do because it’s better than […]

A Great Cell Phone For Kids

My oldest son got his cell phone when he turned 13 and not a day sooner no matter how much he begged and bribed. That was four years ago. My second son got his cell when he was twelve, BECAUSE he begged and bribed. That was three years ago. My third son, who is six, […]

Video Games: Is your son addicted?

I have had a long standing love hate relationship with video games. Over the years they have been an unbelievable free sitter when I needed a break. Also? A horrible distraction from all things in the boys’ lives. Homework. Chores. Family time. Eating. There was a time when I was pretty convinced my oldest son […]