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Posted on December 15, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Top Toys & Gifts for Kids 2016

Are you done with your holiday shopping? With the season in full swing, we’ve made a short list of fun toys and gift ideas for your child. We have researched everything from the latest in board games and arts & crafts, to STEM, and tech toys. Happy shopping! Most Popular Toys These toys won’t stay  Continue Reading »

Posted on November 18, 2016 at 11:18 am

Thanksgiving Table Talk: Expressing Gratitude DIY

Sitting around the Thanksgiving dinner table is the perfect time to ask open-ended questions that can help your children practice gratitude. Answering the basic question, “What are you thankful for?” might be hard for kids at first. Creating a conversation jar can be a fun way to break the ice. These questions make it easy  Continue Reading »

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 1:26 pm

Trick or Track Your Teen on Halloween

What is your family’s solution for keeping track of your children during this fun Halloween holiday? Fall is in the air. Everything from lattes and candles to church yards has turned into a pumpkin. It’s time to plan for your Halloween parties, costumes, and trick-or-treat routes. Activities will vary based upon the age of your  Continue Reading »

Posted on September 22, 2016 at 2:04 pm

Grom + MamaBear = :)

BIG NEWS! We’re excited to share that MamaBear App is now under new ownership!  Grom Social has acquired the company with big plans ahead.  You’ll be hearing from us more with fast response to customer support inquiries, attention on app updates and inclusion of features you’ve requested. To help us celebrate, we’re giving you 30  Continue Reading »

Posted on May 25, 2016 at 1:56 pm

Hidden Apps and How to Find Them On Your Child’s Phone

You’re doing your job as a parent. You’re regularly checking your child’s phone to make sure they are using it appropriately, and you’re reviewing their app list to ensure they are only using apps you have approved. But this may not be enough. Kids have found a way around their parent’s smartphone checks and are now storing  Continue Reading »

Posted on April 12, 2016 at 6:07 pm

Parental Text Message Monitoring Isn’t Snooping, It’s About Safety

For many parents, the idea of  looking through their teen’s phone and text messages feels a little icky. Browsing through their personal messages may feel like reading their diary or invading their privacy. But, keeping an eye on your child’s text messages isn’t about snooping; it’s about safety. The Importance of Safety Over Privacy As  Continue Reading »

Posted on March 25, 2016 at 12:51 pm

MamaBear Partners With RoadPoints to Make Driving Safer for Teens

The leading cause of death among American teenagers is car crashes, which is why MamaBear is on a mission to make driving safer for teens. As part of that mission, MamaBear has recently partnered with RoadPoints, a new mobile app that challenges teens to drive safely while providing parents with tools to encourage their kids to be safe  Continue Reading »

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 »

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