We tend to focus a lot on articles for parents of teens and tweens, but we still have a ton of articles and resources for parents of younger kids. In fact, many parents email me and tell me that cannot wait to use our articles on the Internet when their child hits their teen years. Teaching cybercitizenship and online safety starts the second your child touches a mouse–typically around ages 6-7! So, here are articles and resources highlighted for parents of children 11 and under. See the categories we have below:
Articles About Kids and Technology
5 Code Cracking Perspectives on Digital Kids Some unique and different advice on understanding digital teens, tweens and kids. Parents of kids of all ages should read this article.
The Internet Talk: Parent Talking Points for Each Age Here I break down the Internet talk into talking points and topics for each age group to help parents. The Internet talk is the new sex talk
Virtual Studying: Are Students Actually Working? iChat study sessions? Virtual flashcards? Wiki study guides? Are all of the Internet study techniques actually working? How has studying changed for the net-generation student.
What is RSS and Why Parents Need It
10 Ways to Protect your kids Against Identity Theft This is becoming a serious problem and parents need to secure their house and teach their kids about phishing and identity scams.
iPod Addiction: 8 Pros vs Cons and How to Balance Do your kids have perma-earbuds in their ears? I worry about the constant need for young people to listen to music all the time.
20 Activities If You Have a Techie Kid What do you do if your teen will not get off the computer, cell phone or ipod? Here are some ideas.
Teacher CyberBating: Terrible Teen Classroom Trend Teens are now angering teachers, filming their reaction and then putting it all over YouTube…what can we do?
Cotton Candy Friends: 6 Ways Net-Gen Relationships are Changing This is my favorite article this week and I speak a lot about it. How is Facebook and IMing changing friendships and what can parents do about it? Please read and give me your thoughts in the comments.
25 Coolest Free Websites for Non-Techies This is part II of my first post of coolest websites because so many parents ask me about what websites and free resources they should know about online, here they are, keep up with the times!
Review of Parental Control Software: There is a lot out there, which are the best for the price? Here is my review.
Best Parenting Podcasts Need something to listen to on a long drive, while you are cleaning are cooking? Here are some of my favorite podcasts and radio shows!
25 Coolest Websites for Non-Techies
Best Free Online Resources for Students
13 Holy CyberCitizenship Laws Parents give the sex talk, the drug talk, but how about the cybercitizenship talk? Here are 13 laws that every person should try to follow when participating in the online world.
50 Best Mom Blogs
7 Ways Teachers Can Use Online Tools to Keep Students Interested
6 Things You Need to Know About Cyberbullying
Humor for Parents of Kids
10 Ways to Make Your Kids Neurotic “Because I said so…” Interviewing for pain and more fun ones, add your additions in the comments = )
The Mom Song Kid’s Response [Humor] Sung to William Tell’s OverturePlease watch this video! I sung this song about 1 bijillion times to be able to get it right. I am literally dreaming William Tell’s Overture.
6 Things Kids Secretly Wish Their Parents Do Let us watch the Disney channel and do not mention that we are too old…and some other fun ones.
5 Funny Stories: Adult Logic is Not Kid Logic Here are some great stories from my childhood and clients about how what teens think, is not what parents do.
10 Best and Worst Things to Say to a Stressed Out Mom This is a fun post about what I think my moms would not like me to say to them when they are stressed.
6 Ways the Mommy Mob Sucks “My Cupcakes Are Better Than Yours” This is a funny post for anyone who has an uber-mom in their life…you know those women who rack up volunteer points like they are rainbows in heaven?
What Would America’s Next Top Mommy Look Like? [Humor] Could Martha be Tyra? How about MJ for Ms J?
Articles about Kids and Relationships
In the Age of Entitlement: Want vs. Need Do teens and kids today really understand the difference between “I need it” and “I want it”? Here I talk about the “entitled generation” and what parents can do about it.
Girl + Mom = Whole Woman Here is a new concept I would love you mom’s to try on. What if girls develop the opposite qualities of their mothers because girls want to make their lives complete?
7 Things to Do If You Hate Your Kid’s Friends This seems to be a problem I hear all the time. If you have problem’s with your kid’s friends here are some tips for how to deal with this sticky situation.
6th Grade is Mean: Why Middle School Can Be the Meanest I hated 6th grade, and I am quickly learning many of my readers, clients and friends did too. What is going on?
6 Ways to Help Your Kid Be a Teacher Favorite Want to encourage your kids to bond with the teacher…or just get along with them? Here are some tips.
‘The Secret’ for Kids? Steps to teach your kids the importance of positive thinking and optimism
What Happy People Have: 6 Ingredients to Friction Free Families
4 Ways to Handle Bossy Friends: Opinionated Girls, Bullies and Queen Bees I have been hearing a lot of my clients deal with bossy and entitled friends. Here is how parents can deal with friends they do not love.
School and Career Building for Parents of Kids
How Parents Can Handle School Burn-Out Are you kids feeling like school is awful and they complain about everything from the early mornings, to the teachers to the homework? Everyone goes through it at some point and here is how parents can help their kids deal and keep going.
7 Ways to Build Your Child’s Resume Unfortunately parents have to start building their child’s college application and career resumes earlier and earlier. But where is the balance between letting your kids have fun and making sure they are building their strengths?
4 Ways to Deal with Information Overload Multitasking, 40 blogs, 26 email newsletters…the list goes on and so does the information. Many people are complaining these days about having too many options, too much information. How do you teach your kids to sift through all of the information?
6 Ways a Backpack Is a Mirror into the Teen Soul Is your kid a pocket-packer? How about a hoarder? I see A LOT OF BACKPACKS. What your kid’s backpack says about them.
Ultimate School Supply Checklist: Middle, High School College Students There are so many things people forget. You have to equip your kids with the perfect study central area. Here is the list I use with clients.
6 Ways for Students and Parents to Effectively Multitask Multitasking skills are becoming essential to life with the advent of IM, email, Facebook, Homework, Phone, Texting…..learn how to do it effectively and talk to your kids about listening to music, IMing and studying at the same time.
The Cafeteria Swap: How to Make your Kid’s Lunches Untradeable
[Dear Vanessa] How to stop procrastinating?
6 Steps to Lighten Your Student’s Backpack
Parenting Kids Through Life
Parent By a Community: The First Editable Parenting Book Here is my big announcement! I have been working on a parenting wiki, like wikipedia for parents for the past year, and it is finally in Beta launch–check it out.
How to Go On An Information Diet: Lose Mind Overweight We all go on diets to lose weight, but how about diets for our mind’s overweight? Here are some ways you can go on an information diet and teach your teens to take some mind time off.
Future Criminals: Warning Signs in Young Boys? I found this report fascinating! Here are the findings after following hundreds of boys from boyhood to adulthood. They tracked the boys and found correlations with certain adolescent behavior and later criminal behavior.
Best Resources for Divorced and Separated Families I put together a comprehensive resource guide for all parents who are going through, have gone through or experienced divorce. My teens and I reviewed books, websites, podcasts and blogs.
Dream and Success Worksheet for Your Family What are your kids goals, how do they value success?
5 Ways to Harness Your Sanctimommy and Daddy Time Do you need more time to relax? Now that it is back to school season make sure you are taking enough time for you!
6 Ways to Be a Parental Sounding Board It is so important to know how to listen to your kids. Knowing how to listen is the best way to get them talk.
The 10 Strongest Values to Teach Kids What are the top values you want your kids to have when they get older? I listed the 10 I want to have for my kids.
Mommy Guilt: How to Stop the Parent Anger Cycle I think this is an important article about how many parents go through the guilt, anger, rage, pity and resentment in their household when kids and parents do not get along after fights.
What Kind of Kid Do You Have? 4 Types of Millenial Kids If you liked my Teacup Parenting article, you will like this one! My most popular speaking engagement topic.
How to Permanently Change Your Kids Bad Habits Do they throw their trash on the floor, don’t wash dishes or curse? Here are some ideas for stopping bad habits and routines.
10 Qualities of Teacup Parenting: Is Your Kid too Fragile? I worked really hard on this article and think this ’syndrome’ is far mroe widespread that we beleive. Please read it and send me any comments.
Striving for Perfection: 10 Ways to Stop Feeling Guilty The race to be perfect for teen girls and mothers alike is causing everyone to suffer. I am struggling with this issue in my own life, here are some suggestions and stories.
4 Parent Hacks for a Nag-less Morning Routine Is your morning before school a warzone? Here are my strategies to make the breakfast/wake-up/lunch pack more pleasant.
How Sweet Kids Can Become So Moody Interview with parenting expert Annie Fox
3 Steps to MakeUnder Your Family Make your life more simple and take away the difficult routines, stressful habits and annoyances with these 3 steps to MakeUnder not MakeOver your chores and house.
6 Unique Strategies for Divorced Families Here I give some new and unheard of tips for divorced and single parents.
My Mom Joined JDate: When Parents Date Yes, its true–welcome too short men, more kvetching and lots of internet questions into my life. Here is my funny, and ridiculous account thus far.
7 Ways to Help Your Kids Be More Green Trying to get your kids to be more eco-friendly, here are a few easy ways to remind them that they are lucky to have so many resources and get them in the habit of being more aware of the environment (and you too!)
Babysitters, Nannies and Housekeepers Oh My! Should your teen have a babysitter? How to get a good ’support staff’ and tips for dealing with nannies and your teen when they do not want to have anyone ‘watch them.’
5 Ways Girls Can Be Leaders This is a great article with some easy and non-obvious tips for parents to support adolescent girls and their self-esteem.
4 Everyday Tips From A Child of Divorce Here I talk about my experiences growing up in a divorced family and what parents can do to make their kids lives a little bit easier.
10 Ways to Help Your Child Tackle Any Problem
Recession Proofing Your Kids
Parent-Kid Contracts: Tips and Samples
What My Dad Taught Me About Money
5 Get-Things-Done Tricks for Busy Parents
7 Steps for Parents: Should You Get Your Child a Cell Phone?
Sample Cell Phone Contract for Kids and Parents
5 Tips: Turn Weekend Projects Into Awesome Memories
Top 3 Parent Pitfalls and Positives
Could Gluten Be Affecting Your Child’s Behavior?
[Part I] The Family New Year Plan: Finding Your Zen Zappers
What is the best piece of advice your parent ever gave you?
Charity, Perspective and Love Over the Holidays
5 Out-of-the-Box Ways to Connect with your Teen, Tween and Young Kids
Whole Children: Finding Balance when everyone wants ‘a thing’
What About Grandma? How Grandparents and Grandteens Can Start Connecting
5 Strategies to Manage your Family’s Chores—permanently!
Talk to your Kids About Racism
4 Seriously Underutilized Ways to Make Your House Rules Stick
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