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A place where working parents can discuss issues relating to the two full-time jobs we juggle day-to-day.

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Working Parents and the PTA

Started by Erica A Morin. Last reply by Erica A Morin Jul 7, 2010. 12 Replies

Rules for the Road - 5 Tips from a Traveling Parent

Started by Andrew Krzmarzick. Last reply by Lori Zipes May 18, 2010. 4 Replies

Parents of ADD/ADHD

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Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on June 18, 2012 at 9:31am

How do you keep your kids safe with their mobile devices? Perhaps their safety is the best Father's Day gift you can give them. Great post here:

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on September 27, 2011 at 9:16am

Hey "Working Parents" - great new post from Dannielle Blumenthal that explores how we can combat the success-driven, pressure-filled, be-busy world that is causing our kids to burn out early:

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on March 2, 2011 at 3:15pm

This post was ready-made for this group:

I'm a M.A.D. Women - Deal With It!

- Talks about juggling motherhood and career

Comment by GovLoop on December 26, 2010 at 2:53pm

What did you get your kids for Christmas?


I got my nephew a pirate ship from Melissa and Doug

Comment by GovLoop on December 22, 2010 at 3:43pm
That's so fascinating.  Only consistent in life is change.
Comment by Stacy Williams, APR on December 22, 2010 at 3:38pm
I know, it's funny, my kids learned how to use my iTouch first, and now try to swipe touchscreens they see at stores and don't understand why it doesn't work.  Technology will definitely be different when this generation grows up because of what they encountered when they were young.
Comment by Rob Carty on December 22, 2010 at 3:36pm

Fast Company had a pretty interesting article a while back on how kids adapt quickly to new tech: Nothing surprising really. I noticed this with my own child as her first real contact with tech was a multi-touch device. It was interesting to see her try to interact with other non-touch screens in this way when she encountered them for the first time.


We're trying to keep their "screen time" limited (and any associated 3G/4G/wireless transmissions), but it's a tough balance between research suggesting we limit said time and letting them develop a comfortable relationship with technology. 

Comment by Stacy Williams, APR on December 22, 2010 at 3:34pm
I have an iPad that my kids play on, but I keep a password on it and they have to ask me first to unlock it.  We talked about getting them one of their own one day, but they need to be older, because it is way too easy to accidentally drop for little kids.  They practically have taken over my iTouch however and that's a pretty cool platform for little kids, not so unwieldly and easier for little hands to control.
Comment by GovLoop on December 22, 2010 at 3:24pm
Yeah...the iPad is not my nephews and they've worked hard to keep it that way.  Part of the problem is he's so good at it that he'll play the games he wants or watch movies he wants even when they start him on a game they like.
Comment by Carolyn on December 22, 2010 at 3:10pm
I have an ipod touch and my 3 year old picked it up and started using it with no instruction.  In some cases he uses it better than me and it's my device.  I'm not sure I would buy an ipad for any of my kids yet. It's still a lot of money and something that could easily be dropped/broken (but my kids are still pretty young). I like that the ipod is "Mommy's" so they have to ask before using it. There is also some respect for it because they always have to give it back to me in good working order. YMMV

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