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Posted on March 11, 2016 at 1:29 pm

Stop Googling. Let’s Talk. — Why Parents and Kids Need to Reclaim the Art of Conversation

Cell phones have given us the ability to be “connected” at all times. In the middle of a party, around the dinner table, and even on the playground, we pull out our smartphones to find information, see what our friends are doing, and feel more linked with the world. But according to Sherry Turkle, a professor at M.I.T.  Continue Reading »

Posted on February 11, 2016 at 12:18 pm

“Teen Dating” Facebook Group May Be Linked to a 13-Year-Old Girl’s Death

As you scroll through the page of the Facebook group “Teens Dating 17+100” [Note: Link may include explicit content.], it’s difficult to tell what type of online community it is. As the name suggests, there are photos of smiling teens and silly selfies. But for every innocent teen image, there are four or five explicit  Continue Reading »

Posted on January 5, 2016 at 5:01 pm

MamaBear’s Most Popular Posts in 2015

As digital and social media use continued to rise in 2015, MamaBear was there to explain new trends and problems to parents throughout the year. As we enter another year and look forward to even more changes to come, take a minute to recap the most important issues and posts from the MamaBear blog in  Continue Reading »

Posted on December 19, 2015 at 9:30 am

Kids Can Find Violence on Social Media With Just a Click of a Button

It’s hard to turn on the news without seeing violence. Terrible tragedies on U.S. soil — mass shootings in San Bernardino, Colorado Springs, and Charleston — and terrorist attacks in Paris have made the recent news look more like an awful movie than a report on real life. The news is full of disturbing and  Continue Reading »

Posted on December 18, 2015 at 12:15 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 16, 2015 at 2:25 pm

2015 Teen Gift Guide: Holiday Presents Your Teenager Will Love

Few family members are harder to buy for than a fickle teenager. With tastes that constantly change and opinions that are strong, it can be difficult to find the perfect gift for your teen. But with this teen gift guide, you can take the stress out of shopping and find the perfect present that any teenager will love. One-of-a-Kind Personalized  Continue Reading »

Posted on November 23, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Table Talk Topic: Expressing Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a time that reminds us to express our gratitude and be more thankful, but throughout the year parents have an opportunity to bring that type of gratitude to the dinner table. We don’t need to ask “What are you thankful for today?” in order to prompt conversations about gratitude with our families. There  Continue Reading »

Posted on November 18, 2015 at 2:10 pm

#Being13 Study Reveals Teens Check Social Media Up to 100 Times Per Day

In a new CNN study, “#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens,” child development experts studied the habits of over 200 eighth graders from around the country. Experts watched how teens used Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook in order to understand how and why teens use social media. The study revealed just how connected teens are to social media and how disconnected  Continue Reading »

Posted on October 28, 2015 at 4:51 pm

How to Have a Safe and Fun Halloween With Kids of All Ages

From costume advice to trick-and-treating rules, use these tips to make sure you have a fun and safe Halloween with your kids of all ages. Tips for Kids Ages 0-5 Even small children and toddlers can be a part of Halloween festivities with the right planning. Costumes Make sure store-bought costumes have no choking hazards  Continue Reading »

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 10:26 am

Wait to Update to iOS 9

We’re loving the new iOS 9 features but you may want to wait a while before you update. Since the original release of the new operating system from Apple on September 16, an update to fix “minor bugs” was released on September 23 with iOS 9.0.1.  Yet, Forbes is reporting there are still some vulnerabilities. Perhaps Apple will release  Continue Reading »

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