Keeping Your Child Safe from Cyberbullying

Today’s youth face many challenges that were unheard of when I was young. Social life is now focused online and the risks of Cyberbullying are everywhere.  There are some things we can do to keep our children safe from Cyberbullying. Keeping Your Child Safe From Cyberbullying As a mother of boys, I often get unsolicited advice. The remark that I always seem to hear is, “Well, at least you won’t get all the drama.”  I’d like to report that this misconception is most definitely not true. In fact, my experience has proven that boys feel and love deeply. Young boys show emotion, get their feelings hurt, and carry around sadness just like girls or any other human being.  And in today’s technology-centered society, Cyberbullying is a big concern among our children. […]

Guidelines For Appropriate Use of Video Games

Boys tend to love gaming, but is playing video games affecting their motivation and social skills?  Here are some guidelines for appropriate use of video games. Boys and Video Games We live in a world of technology.  There is no escaping the fact that technology is everywhere and for our children, that means video games are everywhere.  There has been a lot of debate lately on the effects of video games on our children and whether or not we should have technology limits and guidelines that our kids need to follow. It seems as though everyone has an opinion on what is best. Several recent studies have shown that video games are helping to drive a growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and that there is a correlation between the amount of time spent playing video games and poor school performance. […]

Tips To Help Kids Love Reading

Once children learn to read, the entire world changes.  Books can take them on far off adventures and open their minds to new and exciting things.  But, how do you help your child to enjoy reading?  Books and reading have always been a huge part of my life and since March is National Reading Month, I’m excited to share 10 Tips To Help Kids Love Reading Tips To Help Kids Love Reading When I was young, we always had an abundance of books.  My boys also have more books than they have toys and we do a lot of reading.  My second son is such a book-worm that there are times that I will actually have to ask him to put his book away in order to finish other things.  I have always encouraged my boys to read and I have seen the benefits of that in their grades and in their desire to read.  They really enjoy reading!  Here are a few of my tips that may help your child to love reading as well. […]

Gameband for the Minecraft Fans in Your Life

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #GameOnTheGo #CollectiveBias Do you have a Minecraft fan in your house?  Gameband for Minecraft was the perfect gift for my boys because it allows them to save their worlds and take their game with them wherever they go. Gameband for Minecraft allows you to take the #GameOnTheGo I live in a house of boys and my oldest three boys could play Minecraft for hours on end.  They are HUGE fans of creating their own worlds and I am amazed at some of the features that Minecraft has and I love watching them use their imaginations to create some really cool stuff!  Their latest creation involves a fireproof house with a fire pit inside and walls lined with fire. […]

Are You Doing Enough To Keep Your Children Safe Online?

This post is sponsored by AVG Technologies as a part of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.  All opinions are 100% my own. We have always had a rule that our kids would never have a computer in their bedroom.  But, with the online world now at our fingertips, how can we as parents keep our children safe online when the internet is everywhere? Keeping Your Kids Safe Online As my boys have grown I have found that they are naturally attracted to everything electronic.  From the age of 3 my oldest could get on the computer and draw pictures.  But, back then, the internet was easy to monitor because it was in one spot of our house.  We still have the rule about computers and the internet and are trying our best to keep our children safe online by providing internet filters, putting passwords on the WIFI and limiting access to the internet to public places in our house. […]

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