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Carolyn Jabs

Sooner or later, most parents lose a kid — usually for only a few minutes. Even if it’s brief, the experience is heart-stopping. And it’s given rise to a whole new industry — GPS tracking for kids. more

Jul 27, 2017 8:44 AM

Raising kids creates clutter. Most families do regular sweeps to get rid of outgrown clothes and toys. Most have favorite places to take donations — the rummage sale at the church, the food pantry for the community, the drop off center for Goodwill. more

Mar 28, 2017 1:34 PM

Most parents know that LOL means Laughing Out Loud. You may even know that 420 refers to marijuana. But you may not know that 53X means sex. more

Feb 27, 2017 10:09 AM

There’s no doubt that some people boast and lie, spread rumors, and behave like bullies online. Of course, the same thing could be said about the typical middle school cafeteria. The question is, how to raise children who will be a force for good. more

Jan 27, 2017 9:18 AM

What’s the best way to raise kids who spend money wisely? Most experts recommend finding teachable moments. Many of these will occur during the holidays. Like other life lessons, good money management is, increasingly, being learned online. more

Oct 27, 2016 9:50 AM

Pokemon GO may be the first breakthrough game to use augmented reality (AR), but it certainly won’t be the last. Boundaries between virtual & tangible worlds have been blurring for a long time, & new games fuse the two into one irresistible package. more

Aug 29, 2016 10:25 AM

For many years, the American Academy of Pediatrics had strict rules about screentime. Last December, the Academy abandoned those guidelines, acknowledging what parents already knew: Screens are everywhere. more

Feb 26, 2016 11:35 AM

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