Last week I talked to Kori Chambers, anchor for the PIX11 morning team about social media do’s and don’ts for parents. Covering apps that keep your family pictures private, social media shaming and creating a digital footprint for your kid before they can even walk – the segment covered a lot of advice for parents […]Read More Talking Social Media Do’s and Don’ts on PIX11 NYC
There are many aspects of Christmas that I envy as a Jewish girl. Tree trimming,(and the fabulous ornament shopping and collecting), baking, decorating, just one morning of gifts instead of eight nights of pressure, and the amazing holiday songs (the best of which were written by Jews) But Santa was never a source of envy […]Read More Scary Santa (or Being Jewish on Christmas)
Disclosure: I received compensation for my participation in the Stop Medicine Abuse awareness month program. However, the opinions in this post are my own, as always! We all know that we’re supposed to talk to our kids about sex, about drugs, and about personal safety (and tech, of course.) One thing I’ve realized about these […]Read More The New Drug Talk You Need to Have With Your Child
There has been a renewed discussion about violent video games and the correlation with real life violence. This discussion crops up after every tragic mass shooting since the gunman more likely than not also played a lot of games like Grand Theft Auto or other violent games. I’m not going to wade into this debate […]Read More VIDEO: What Do Kids Think About Violent Video Games?
There was an extremely sad story in the New York Times about a 12 year-old girl in Florida who committed suicide after being relentlessly bullied both on and off-line. It’s unfortunately an all too familiar heartbreaking story involving mean girls, cyberbullying, school officials who didn’t really know how to intervene, and a parent who did […]Read More Don’t Blame the (KiK) Messenger – What the REAL conversation needs to be about Cyber Bullying
This little monkey named Marlin has been with my daughter since she was born – 11 years. He’s traveled on road trips up New England and through the Midwest, to Mexico, Puerto Rico, California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, overnight camp, France, Italy, Disneyland (where he actually rode on rides tucked safely in my daughter’s jacket), and […]Read More If You Give a Monkey a Passport….
My girls are now officially tweens. Along with the usual angst about middle school and friends there seems to be a new obsession – fashion. One of my girls has morphed into a walking fashion encyclopedia over the last year, pouring over Lucky, Elle, Vogue and any other fashion mags she can get. And then […]Read More Using Virtual Piggy to Raise Money Smart Kids
On July 1st the new regulations for the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) went into effect. But, COPPA really only concerns the collection of information from a child under 13. It does not care about content, about moderation, about bullying, about many of things that actually concern parents when they think about their kids […]Read More Easy Tips for Parents to Keep Kids Safe Online
There was a lot of uproar about Disney “sexing” up Merida in their lead up to her official induction into the Disney Princess Pantheon. But, at the Disney coronation ceremony last week, which I attended as part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, she was exactly as you would imagine – wild haired, bold, […]Read More Brave’s Merida – Redefining the Word Princess
This is a Maternity Monday post by guest blogger and photographer, Jess Levey. Jess covers all thing baby almost every Monday on Beccarama. Maternity Mondays is back with exciting news of our baby girl’s birth! Baby S was born on January 23, 2013 in Brooklyn, NY. 23 has been my favorite number my entire life, […]Read More What a New Mom Should Know (But No One Tells Her)