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Posted on January 29, 2015 at 10:47 am

Facebook Will Share Amber Alerts To Bring Kids Home Faster

Facebook is using their audience of over 185 million users in the United States for some good. An article by Huffington Post reports that Facebook will begin to show Amber Alerts in the news feeds of users who live in areas where a possible abduction may have occurred. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Facebook launched the initiative  Continue Reading »

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Table Talk Topic: Sticking to a New Year’s Resolution

The earlier kids learn to identify and set goals, the more likely they’ll continue to set and achieve goals in the future. Start teaching your kids how to create and achieve valuable goals early on by setting fun, manageable New Year’s resolutions. How to Help Your Kids Pick a Resolution  Do it together. Discuss and  Continue Reading »

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Children and Television: Can TV Affect Your Child’s Behavior?

Uplifting Families recently published an article that looks at how much televised media our kids consume and how that media consumption may affect their behaviors. The article “Your Kids, The Media and the Uncomfortable Stuff” explains that even family-friendly shows often include scenarios and plot lines that involve teenage drinking, drug use, and sex. In modern televised media, it  Continue Reading »

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:46 pm

Suddenly, Parenting is a National Debate, Again.

Parenting was yet again thrust onto the national debate stage this week.  A pair of Maryland parents are under investigation for letting their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter walk home from their nearby community park by themselves, as covered by the Washington Post.  CNN reporter Kelly Wallace asks ”have things suddenly gotten way out of hand when parents  Continue Reading »

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 8:30 am

Best Apps for Moms in 2015

Make it a more enjoyable, organized, and productive year with these top apps for moms. 1.WebMD If parents had it their way, a real doctor would be living in their house to answer their questions about bumps, bruises, and ailments. WebMD is the doctor in your pocket. The health app has an easy to use  Continue Reading »

Posted on January 16, 2015 at 12:25 pm

MamaBear’s Most Popular Posts in 2014

2014 was the biggest year yet for kids and parents experiencing life in the digital world. To help parents navigate their families across all the challenges, MamaBear published dozens of articles for parents looking for online safety tips, teenage social media trends, and advice about digital parenting. Among all the great content, following are the  Continue Reading »

Posted on December 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Cracking The Code on Internet Slang: 20 Acronyms Every Parent Needs to Know

With texting, email, social media and smartphones, teens have endless options for communicating. As parents, it is our responsibility to monitor for safety. But it’s not always easy to stay in the loop when we can’t decipher what our kids are saying with slang and acronyms. Teens frequently use internet slang and acronyms in their  Continue Reading »

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Table Talk Topic: The Gift of Giving

The holidays are an exciting time for kids. Christmas trees, time off from school, cookies and of course, presents. All of the excitement around the holidays can feel self indulgent and make it easy for kids to forget that it’s a spectacular time for giving. It’s our job as parents to show them how to  Continue Reading »

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Tips For Giving Your Child Their First Smartphone For the Holidays

Smartphones are a gift that many kids have on their wishlist, and a gift that many parents are reluctant to give. Concerns about privacy and safety make many parents hesitate before handing over such a big responsibility. But with the right approach and planning, giving a cell phone to your child can be a gift  Continue Reading »

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Tween Gift Guide 2014: Best Christmas Gifts for Tweens

When your child becomes a tween, holiday shopping isn’t as easy as browsing through the toy aisle. The gray area between a kid and a teenager makes it hard to find gifts that match your child’s maturity and holiday gift list. Because you may need to get a little creative when shopping for this age,  Continue Reading »

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