February 4, 2019

My Child Spent $800 on In-App Purchases. What Now?

Free apps and digital games can provide hours of entertainment for kids. And while you don’t want them to spend too much time absorbed in their […]
January 28, 2019
It’s OK to allow a little extra screen time when there are special circumstances.

How to Manage Your Teen’s Screen Use on Snow Days

One of the best ways to get your kids off of their smartphones, tablets, or computers is to send them outside to do something. But what […]
January 14, 2019

Help Teens Cope With Boredom Without Their Phones

Boredom is nothing to be afraid of. These strategies can help parents help their teens learn to deal with boredom without resorting to smartphone use.
December 17, 2018

How Phones Spy on Your Teens and What You Can Do About It

If your teen is like many of their peers, they probably spend every spare minute with their smartphone in hand, texting and messaging, talking, playing games, […]
November 27, 2018

Why Teens Still Need Limits on Time Spent in Front of Screens

Many parents have concerns about their children’s screen use, and especially with how young children are when they first start using screens these days. These concerns […]
November 12, 2018

iPhone vs. Android: Which Phone Is Safer for Your Teen?

Once you’ve decided that it’s time to allow your teen to have a smartphone, the next question is, which phone? Your teen likely has some ideas, […]
October 29, 2018

How Teens Actually Use Their Phones and What Parents Can Do

Many parents of teens feel that once their teens get a smartphone, the device quickly becomes almost a new part of their bodies. Some teens seem […]
October 16, 2018
Texting While Driving: How Parental Monitoring Software Can Help

Texting While Driving: How Parental Monitoring Software Can Help

For teens, getting a driver’s license and the keys to the car for the first time can be an exhilarating experience. Many teens see the ability […]
October 9, 2018
Why Texting May Be as Concerning as App Use on Your Teen's Phone

Why Texting May Be as Concerning as App Use on Your Teen’s Phone

When you think of the effects of smartphone use on your teen’s life, you’re probably thinking about the social media apps that your teen uses, or […]