How to Wrap Advice as a Gift a Teenager Might Open

I love this New York Times article about how we can get through to our kids. I get asked this question all the time: “I know all this stuff, but how do I get these messages through to my teen?” Here are some great, practical tips. #parenting #teens #education

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These are the hashtags putting your child at risk on social media, experts say

People often ask me what I think about posting stuff about my own kids online, given safety online is one of my biggest, professional conversation points. I think it’s awesome we can share particular parts of our lives with the people we know and love, near and far, but also think we have to have some boundaries. While I hope we all know better than to hashtag something like “nakedbabybutts” 🤦🏼‍♀️ or more importantly post any pictures of our kids naked (as cute as they can be when they’re little), I really like the final guidelines Good Morning America article; things we should all think about before posting for our kids’ safety, especially when they have no say at this point in their lives. Thanks, Meliss!

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2018 was a magical one, thanks to all of you, all the schools and companies, conferences and other engagements I get to be a part of. I thank you all so much for your support, love, kindness and willingness to share, all in an effort to help each other do the best we can to help our kids have a productive and safe experience with technology. Here’s to 2019, another year of this awesomeness thanks to all of you. ✨

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Greatest Showman

It’s that time of year. If you’re anything like me, patience is running thin and stress is running high. I woke up to this in my inbox this morning (thanks Mimi) and gave me a little motivation to conquer the day. Step out behind the stand, go get ‘em. 💪🏼💖

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The Screen Time feature @Apple rolled out recently is genius – and horrifying at the same time. I enabled it to prove to my husband he spent more time on his phone then me, and it turned into something that absolutely shocked me. I was just talking to two friends about how eye-opening this feature is. Have you checked out your screen time report lately? Prepare to be horrified and how much time we’re all sucked into these screens! #screentime #parenting

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