Entries in the Category 'Kids and Computer'

Kids know more tech than life skills

January 24th, 2011 / 3 Comments

pp Multisource political news, world news, and entertainment news analysis by Newsy.com “The survey says that while 58% of kids age 2 to 5 can play a basic computer game, but only 52% are able to ride a bike. While 19% can easily use a smart phone app, but just 9% have learned to tie […]

Boy expelled for cyberbullying

April 22nd, 2010 / 3 Comments

Last week I met a 7th grade boy who was expelled from school for cyberbullying. He wrote something, must have been a terrorizing something, on Facebook directed at a girl at school. Honestly, I am shocked! I know about cyberbullying of course. I’ve read a lot about it. I know it’s a big issue. I […]

Overcoming Computer/Video Game Addiction

May 4th, 2009 / 4 Comments

Why are kids so addicted to computer and video games? Can’t they see it’s a waste of time? In today’s podcast, we will hear  – from kid’s point of view – why they play hours on end. My guest is my friend Dan Sutoyo. He’s been a serious gamer for over 10 years. He recently […]

Should I let my son play computer games?

December 14th, 2008 / 7 Comments

A mom asked me: “My 8-year-old son wants to have a few friends over to play computer games. The kids will each bring their own laptops so they can play online together. Should I let them? Shouldn’t they be doing other things if they are going to spend time together?” First, let’s consider the bigger […]

Parenting kids in the age of the internet

October 27th, 2008 / 3 Comments

I just received a couple of great comments from Joey, a mature 14-year-old with some great insights on parenting. You can see his comments on my post on “Get your kids off the computer without nagging” and “Video game addiction.” Joey’s comments are a great lead into my post today. I was interviewed by Aurelia […]

Parents on Facebook

October 3rd, 2008 / 6 Comments

When Facebook.com opened up for anyone to join, several Facebook groups “against parents on Facebook” popped up with hundreds of members. It seems that the college students for whom the site was geared did not want to have their parents on  Facebook. Well, I am a parent and I’m on Facebook. I think every parent […]

Get your kids off the computer without nagging

September 18th, 2008 / 14 Comments

We’d set the kitchen timer and give 5-minute warnings, but inevitably we’d have to nag our kids when their time was over. We’d have to deal with repetitive pleas for “just a few more minutes.” Our boys would fight about who got to go first on the computer, or they’d complain if they thought their […]

Internet use contract

August 19th, 2008 / 4 Comments

Are your children spending too much time on computer/video games and won’t stop playing? Will an Internet Use Contract solve your problem? When we draft such a contract, we want to make the kid promise to all kinds of restrictions – “I will not play more than 2 hours a day.  I will not chat […]

Teaching our children the proper use of the computer

February 19th, 2008 / 1 Comment

We parents recognize that the computer is a great tool and we want our children to use the computer. But at the same time we are fearful for our children when they do use the computer! My son is one of those that would have taken apart the radio and rebuilt a better one if […]

Social networking – a teens point of view

February 14th, 2008 / 4 Comments

I am very proud to have Vanessa Van Petten author today’s post. Vanessa is an incredibly mature young lady, the the teen author of the parenting book “You’re Grounded!” She writes a parenting blog from a teen’s perspective to help parents understand what is actually going on in the mind of kid’s today. Vanessa and […]