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The 28 internet acronyms EVERY parent should know

PIR (Parent In Room), IPN (I'm Posting Naked) and WTTP (Want To Trade Photos): The 28 internet acronyms EVERY parent needs to look out for<p><b>New report</b> …

The Three Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Teenager

According to the social scientists, the last of the millennials are now gracing our high school campuses. The Pew Research Center report on this cohort describes them as "confident, connected, and open to change." I agree. Technology is their metier. They embrace diversity like no generation before …

21 Pieces of Wisdom Every Mom Needs to Give Her Daughter Before She Grows Up

"You'll know if someone loves you if they want to hear about your day, even if it was boring."<p><b>1.</b> Don't ask questions you're not prepared to hear the …

The Case for Taking Parental Leave When Your Kids Are Teenagers

I’ve often made the observation — which sounds like a joke, but really isn’t at all — that maternity and paternity leave for newborns is great and …

What School Forgot to Tell You: A Letter from Your Teacher.

Today I have to talk about goodbyes.<p>I hate goodbyes, I’m not really sure who likes them, but more than goodbyes, I hate being vulnerable, and lately, …

Frog Design: The Four Secrets of Playtime That Foster Creative Kids

Our world is increasingly filled with play that makes kids passive consumers instead of active creators. Here’s how we can change that.<p><i>This is the second post in a new series, produced by Frog Design, drawn from their publication, Design Mind. The theme of the current issue — from which this essay</i> …

TED Talks

The Periodic Table Of How Kids Play

It used to be that play was just play. There wasn’t a whole lot to say about it. Kids climbed trees, hit balls, and did experiments on insects. But by the mid-20th century, children’s play was being extensively studied, classified, and taxonomied by pioneering psychologists such as Melanie Klein …

Kids

Google Science Fair 2014 Launches to Find Bright Young Scientists

Google has kicked off Google Science Fair 2014, its annual online competition for bright, creative and ambitious teenagers who want to change the world with science.<p>While the project is led by Google, it also has the backing of Virgin Galactic – Richard Branson’s commercial space – the Lego Group …

Apple Likely to Slim Down iPhone and iPad with Thinner and Lighter Backlights

As Apple continues its quest to make its iOS devices thinner and lighter, the company will take advantage of advancements in LED backlighting technology to shift to thinner components for the iPhone 6 and upcoming iPad models, according to a report from <i>LEDinside</i>, a division of research firm …

Meet Flyfit, The Fitness Tracker You Strap To Your Ankle

When you think about it, it’s odd that wearable tech makers are so obsessed with wristbands. Most wearable tech products currently focus on fitness, and the most popular cardio exercises–biking, running, swimming–are powered by the lower body.<p>Husband-and-wife team Jimmy Leu and Beatrice Chu created …

Could Android apps save Windows Phone?

Microsoft(s msft) is seriously considering the idea to bring Android(s goog) apps to Windows Phone, according to a report from <i>The Verge</i>. It wouldn’t …