Topic: technology

10 LOL Hilarious Parent Technology Fails

10 LOL Hilarious Parent Technology Fails

There’s something about parents and technology that makes me LMAO and thank God I was born in the Internet generation. I have to hand it to my mom and many other Boomers I know—most older adults have risen to the challenge. They’ve embraced the World Wide Web with open arms, they sling Internet slang with the best of them, they post the appropriate emoticons on the right Facebook statuses. More »

LG Electronics Releases Tracking Device For Kids And You’ll Want One

LG Electronics Releases Tracking Device For Kids And You'll Want One

This is hilarious you guys. I need to get one of these for everyone in my home, including all of my kids and my husband. LG has released a new tracking device that sort of looks like a bracelet (There’s a Hello Kitty version!) that lets you track someone’s whereabouts throughout the day on a smartphone or tablet using software in the device with GPS and Wi-Fi. It’s like mircochipping your people without getting it implanted on them! More »

Kid’s Watch Trackers Might Give Me The Comfort I Need To Be More Of A Free-Range Mom

Kid's Watch Trackers Might Give Me The Comfort I Need To Be More Of A Free-Range Mom

It’s heaven-sent! To be able to let my kids out of my reach in the busy city, to follow through when I say “we’re leaving now and you better get on board,” without having to look back over my shoulder every single second. To let them (eventually) gain some independence in a city where at 2 and 4 they already know how to navigate the one-stop express bus route to school without me having to lose my mind thinking about them as elementary school kids on their own. I think it’s nothing short of genius. More »

Twinning: I’ve Become Less Anti-Video Games As My Kids Have Gotten Older

Twinning: I've Become Less Anti-Video Games As My Kids Have Gotten Older

When my twins were three, my stance on video games and iPhone apps was pretty extreme: not allowed. I wasn’t anti-technology; I just felt that 3-year-olds would benefit infinitely more from doing things in the real world rather than on a video screen. I wanted to make sure they could use actual crayons and markers before they had a virtual palette at their fingertips. I wanted them to be able to kick a ball across the yard before they tossed them across video fields with a controller. I also saw no need to introduce them to the world of video games when we’d just barely introduced Candy Land. More »

As Brilliant As I Think My Kids Are, They Will Be Earning Diplomas — And Unless His Name Is David Karp, Yours Probably Should Too

As Brilliant As I Think My Kids Are, They Will Be Earning Diplomas -- And Unless His Name Is David Karp, Yours Probably Should Too

It’s not just about being smart. The Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerbergs – and now add David Karp to the list – of the world are brilliant, of course, but more importantly they are extremely hard-working, focused, ambitious and self-motivated. Nothing in their lives is more important than what they are creating. These outward expressions and actions are the only tell-tale signs that traditional school might not be necessary. More »