5 Cell Phone Rules for Healthy Teens

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Girlfriend: Kiernan Shipka | Photo courtesy: Vanity Fair

Given a choice, all kids will choose an electronic device over any other activity. Trial and error (and some good advice from other parents) has helped us manage electronic devices of every sort for toddlers and teens alike! We got together and compiled 5 cell phone rules that create a healthy balance between digital time and down time. Cell phones […]

5 Educational Ways to Prevent the “Summer Slide”

Exhibition "Garden for Children" at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo 2010 | Educational ideas for children in the summer | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: Mekiko Endo

Education is not intended to end the first week of June!  Recently at my kids’ elementary school I met with a group of moms and school staff to talk about the knowledge that is unfortunately lost during the summer. Think of the summer as an opportunity to implement some educational activities at home and your children will thrive in the coming […]