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April 2014

Smartphones, tablets, e-readers … the world of mobile technology has changed dramatically since I became a parent almost 14 years ago. We have access to information, entertainment and communication in the palm of our hand essentially 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The portability of modern technology has many advantages for us as parents. However, it may also have detrimental effects on parent-child relationships.

In November, I attended the National Association for the Education of the Young Child (NAEYC) Annual Conference. Many sessions focused on the decreasing amount of face-to-...Read more

Last week, a local radio station host brought up a topic with which we are very familiar: parenting. The woman confessed that her four year old has made her realize parenting is not as easy as it looks. As a result, she has been taking classes offered through the Kirkwood School District — something called “Love and Logic,” another topic with which we are very familiar!

This conversation prompted many calls into the station, all parents wanting and needing helpful, practical “real world” parenting advice. It was a wonderful realization for some to know that they are not alone, and...Read more

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