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Daniel Tiger has a New App for Parents and it is Awesome

I was bored-browsing through the app store the other day, and Daniel Tiger’s face caught my eye. I’ve downloaded multiple Daniel Tiger apps in the past, including “Day & Night” (about helping kids to get ready for bed and ready for school in the morning) and “Stop & Go” (for …

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LGBTQMedia & TechnologySex & Gender

Internet Meme Demolition Derby: The Scourge of the Man Bun

Hello there! I hope everyone in the Northern Hemisphere had a happy Summer vacation. Summer is still kind of full time work for this stay at home parent, which is why the Derby has been quiet for a few months. But the kids are back in school so lets sweep …

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Ages 10-12 (Tween)Ages 13-17 (Teen)Ages 6-9Media & TechnologyParenting StylesPlayReviews

To Monitor or Mentor: A Review of Screenwise by Devorah Heitner

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up Screenwise: Helping Kids Survive (and Thrive) in Their Digital World, by Devorah Heitner. This new book, officially out today, explores the intersection of childhood, parenting and all these devices that we are all carrying around all the time. As someone …

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FeminismMedia & Technology

Why This Mom Has Banned the Olympics in Her Home

I was really looking forward to watching the Summer Olympic Games with my kids. As an athlete (marathoner and yoga teacher) and a mom, it’s so amazing to watch them get excited about sports and what they might accomplish some day. To be honest, I don’t think that any of my children have …

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Advertising Fails

A few weeks ago my son, five years old, was sitting at the kitchen table and he suddenly asks me if he should be scared of GMOs “going into his body.” I had to take a moment to think about where he might have even heard of the term GMO …

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Ages 6-9EducationMedia & Technology

Robots in the Classroom

Welcome to the “This Week in Parenting Research” a bimonthly column where we explore new and interesting research about kids or parenting. This week I saw an interesting study out of NYU about the use of technology, specifically robots, in elementary school classrooms. The findings were actually presented as a …

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BooksFeaturedMedia & Technology

Exploring the Future of Parenting

This past weekend some of our members attended CONvergence in Minneapolis, where we held a panel entitled, “It Takes a Village Moving at 80% the Speed of Light.” Our discussion topic was nominally focused on how parenting would change on a generational colony ship, but we strayed across the spectrum …

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Media & TechnologyParenting Fails

Internet Meme Demolition Derby: The Gorilla Edition

In case you have been living under a rock and emerged blinking into the newborn dawn to find Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic nominee, let me tell you about the story that briefly distracted this great nation from the drama of a hotly contested primary season. You see, there was …

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Media & TechnologyRace, Ethnicity & Culture

Eurovision and Lies We Tell Our Children

The Eurovision Song Contest, for those who don’t know, is an international treasure, being aired for the first time in the US (today, on Logo TV). It’s when approximately forty countries, mostly from Europe, get together to show off catchy beats, sparkly costumes, national languages (or interesting choices in English lyrics), propaganda, …

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LGBTQMedia & TechnologyUncategorized

Internet Meme Demolition Derby: The Restroom Wars Part One…

(CN: Anti-Trans bigotry and threats of violence and just general horrible people being horrible, proceed with caution) According to prominent experts, Everyone Poops. They also pee. Or need to adjust their makeup, or change a tampon or maxi pad, or wash their hands or change a diaper on a screaming baby …

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