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Should Your 2-Year-Old Be Using an iPad?

Should Your 2-Year-Old Be Using an iPad? | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
From "Baby Touch: Peekaboo" to "Moo, Baa, La La La!," iPad apps for babies are flooding the market. Developers say the apps are educational, and busy parents know that a digital babysitter can buy them a few minutes of valuable time.
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eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century
eParenting used to mean keeping your kids safe on the Internet, however now it has a wider scope including parenting with the use of technology, and distance parenting.
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Welcome to eParenting!

Welcome to eParenting! | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Hi there and welcome to eParenting. I hope you like the articles that I have selected.

 

Use the 'Search in Topic' menu (top right above - 'funnel icon') to find topics you may be interested in. Please feel free to add comments in the 'Reactions' button at the bottom of each article. Enjoy! :-)

 

Remember that there are many pages of links here, see the full list of pages at the bottom of this page! Also, please feel free to suggest any good resources on the web that you have found. Email me at: kiwirip@me.com - Peter Mellow.

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Erica Hinckson's comment, December 27, 2012 3:34 PM
Love the articles Peter. What a great idea!
Peter Mellow's comment, January 8, 2013 7:32 PM
Thanks Erica! I'm halfway through writing a book about eParenting that I plan to publish sometime during 2013! Fingers crossed. :-)
Penny McIntyre's curator insight, February 10, 2013 7:23 PM

This scoop.it site is all about parenting in the age of technology. Some really useful and interesting links.

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What to teach your kids so they move out

What to teach your kids so they move out | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The earlier you start instilling financial independence in your children, the sooner they will become self-sufficient enough to leave home.
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Google patents 'creepy' internet toys to run the home - BBC News

Google patents 'creepy' internet toys to run the home - BBC News | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.
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FTC asked to probe Google and YouTube Kids app filled with content inappropriate for kids

FTC asked to probe Google and YouTube Kids app  filled with content inappropriate for kids | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Google's YouTube app for young children is under fire again from US consumer groups that say the service is filled with content inappropriate for kids. - New Zealand Herald
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20 Essential Things You Learned From Dad

20 Essential Things You Learned From Dad | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The skills passed down by a father to his children are invaluable. It’s more than just how to switch a fuse or properly complete a 1040 form, which we recognize are lessons moms often teach, as
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Minecraft made my child a monster

Minecraft made my child a monster | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
I KNEW there was trouble in paradise the instant I took my son’s iPad off him while he was playing Minecraft. He’d ignored me three times when I’d told him to put it down and come eat dinner.
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Schools that ban mobile phones see better academic results

Schools that ban mobile phones see better academic results | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Effect of ban on phones adds up to equivalent of extra week of classes over a pupil’s school year
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How to Land Your Kid in Therapy

How to Land Your Kid in Therapy | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Why the obsession with our kids’ happiness may be dooming them to unhappy adulthoods. A therapist and mother reports.
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How Much 'Screen Time' Is Too Much? Why That's The Wrong Question

How Much 'Screen Time' Is Too Much? Why That's The Wrong Question | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Understandably parents want, and need, immediate guidance on how to raise happy and healthy kids, yet rigorous scientific studies of how technology affects the development of young children typically take many years to complete. With technology still in its infancy there is no easy answer to the question of "how much."
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An allowance can set your teenager up for life

An allowance can set your teenager up for life | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
What to do about teens and their spending? One reader emailed me after last week's column to say her teenage daughter inherited $50,000 and didn't stop spending until every cent was - New Zealand Herald
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Minecraft videos - why are they so addictive?

Minecraft videos - why are they so addictive? | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Minecraft is now officially the most uploaded game ever on YouTube but what is it that draws fans to watch others playing the virtual Lego game?
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How to raise an unspoiled child

How to raise an unspoiled child | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
No parent wants to knowingly raise a spoiled child. Yet invariably when you listen to conversations about the younger generation of today, you hear words like spoiled, entitled and - New Zealand Herald
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Nomophobia: when bad phone habits happen to good people

Nomophobia: when bad phone habits happen to good people | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

What are you doing? my wife asks suspiciously, as she attempts to kick me out of bed to make the children's breakfast. - New Zealand Herald

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Why I still pack my 18-year-old's lunches

Why I still pack my 18-year-old's lunches | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Recently our oldest child, Solomon, who is a high school senior, turned 18. This was a particularly emotional and perplexing birthday for me. Suddenly Solomon, whom I used to bathe - New Zealand Herald
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Wi-Fi is not harming our chidren - here's the evidence

Wi-Fi is not harming our chidren - here's the evidence | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Ian Douglas, a father of two, is sick and tired of people over-reacting to the mythical threat that Wi-Fi 'poses' to children. Here he serves up some much-needed facts
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UFB expo to teach kids programming

UFB expo to teach kids programming | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
"It’s as important as handwriting used to be. It’s not just a skill for the future, it’s a skill for now.”
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UFB expo to teach kids programming

UFB expo to teach kids programming | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
"It’s as important as handwriting used to be. It’s not just a skill for the future, it’s a skill for now.”
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Six myths about vaccination – and why they're wrong

Six myths about vaccination – and why they're wrong | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Recently released government figures show levels of childhood vaccination have fallen to dangerously low levels in some areas of Australia, resulting in some corners of the media claiming re-ignition of…
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How do you tell a boy he's not going to grow up?

How do you tell a boy he's not going to grow up? | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
You wake up in the morning, and you think your kid is fine, and you go to bed that night, and you know they're dying, Mindy Leffler says, describing what it felt like to receive - New Zealand Herald
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Most parents think their overweight children look 'just right'

Most parents think their overweight children look 'just right' | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
When researchers recently looked at data on how parents perceive their overweight young children, they learned that 94.9 per cent believe the kids' size to be just right. As startling - New Zealand Herald
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Does Technology Belong in Classroom Instruction?

Does Technology Belong in Classroom Instruction? | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Some say it broadens horizons, others that it can’t teach children how to think
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Reader dilemma: 'My 10 year-old child made a bad joke on Twitter, and the reaction has left her unable to cope'

Reader dilemma: 'My 10 year-old child made a bad joke on Twitter, and the reaction has left her unable to cope' | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

My daughter, who is 10, made a stupid joke on Twitter the other day and now she’s very upset because lots of people at school have been tweeting back saying she’s stupid and even worse. She’s apologised for it, but it doesn’t make any difference. I’ve told her just to ignore it but she says she can’t and she’s crying all the time and won’t eat. I’m so anxious about her. I keep reading of children who have killed themselves when they’re attacked like this, and obviously this is worrying. How can I help?  

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What age should my kids be before I let them use Instagram, Facebook, and other social media services?

What age should my kids be before I let them use Instagram, Facebook, and other social media services? | eParenting and Parenting in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Get expert advice and tips from Common Sense Media editors about Facebook, Instagram, and Social. How old your kid should be before he or she starts using social media with your permission is really up to you. Most social media websites and apps...
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