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Our Children Being More Vigilant In Today’s World: A Good Thing?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 30, 2017 | Categories: Family
children being more viligant in today's world

With the amount of bad news we see on television every single day, it’s not much of a surprise that we are living in a near constant state of fear. And what is this communicating to our children? It seems that every time we log on, or we put the television on, we’re seeing something […]

What No One Tells You About Parenthood

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 23, 2016 | Categories: Parenting
What no one tells you about parenthood

When you are expecting your first child, you read all of the books about pregnancy, like “What to Expect When Your Expecting“, babies, and even toddlers. You glean information that is helpful to prepare you for the adventure of parenthood, but there are just some things nobody tells you anything about. As a matter of […]

Ways to Handle a Misbehaving Teen

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 27, 2014 | Categories: Family, Parenting

Guest Post Many parents deal with behavioral issues with their teenagers, and it can be difficult to know how to handle it. An important thing for parents to remember about a misbehaving child is that it is not always their fault. Many times, children receive bad influences from classmates or friends through peer pressure, and […]

A Parent’s Guide: When Bullying Becomes Assault

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 21, 2013 | Categories: Children, Education, Family and Health, Guest Posts, Parenting
bullying

Guest Post Image Source Every mom wants her child to experience a rich, joyful life, and while you can help make this happen, your child will inevitably have hardships. There are times in which they must endure these hardships alone in order to build character. However, there are times when a parent needs to step […]

How Do I Know When My Teen Is Road Ready?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 18, 2013 | Categories: Parenting
how do i know when my teen is ready to drive

Guest Post Image Source Trusting your teen to drive can be one of your biggest challenges as a parent. While you know that this milestone is necessary for your teenager’s independence, you may also worry that your teenager may become a statistic on the roadways. With more than 3000 teen drivers killed in 2010, you […]

Teens and Car Surfing: What You Need to Know

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 12, 2013 | Categories: Children, Guest Posts, Parenting
teens and car surfing

Guest Post Image Source Some teens quickly become bored with following the rules and doing what is expected of them. When it comes to driving, many teens like to push the limits and engage in activities that could cause them to become injured or even kill them. However, as they enjoy activities like car surfing, […]

Motorola DEFY XT Smartphone – Great First Phone for Tweens & Teens #sponsored

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 10, 2013 | Categories: Gadgets, Technology

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Republic Wireless for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. If you’re a parent of upcoming tweens and/or teens do you plan on getting them a smartphone? Is the topic of smartphones a frequent discussion in your home? I’m guessing as a parent in the […]

5 Must-Have Smartphone Apps for Back-to-School

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 29, 2013 | Categories: Apps, Coupons, Education, Guest Posts, iPhone, Parenting, Technology

Guest Post I hate to admit it but Summer in my home is almost over. My 3 kids will be heading back to school in a few short weeks. As we near the back-to-school season I am always looking for article ideas that can help make students lives a little bit easier. Since we live […]

Are Your Children Addicted To Electronics?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 28, 2013 | Categories: Children, Guest Posts, Parenting, Technology
are your children addicted to electronics?

Guest Post It is not uncommon to see a toddler or child with a tablet or some kind of electronic device entertaining them. You see it at dinner, in the store and even in your own homes but how much is too much? It is not terribly wrong to let your kid play some games […]

Kids Lead The Way

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 27, 2013 | Categories: Children, Gadgets, Guest Posts, Internet, Parenting, Technology
teens and cell phones

Guest Post Image Source There is no doubt that technology dictates our lives these days. Kids are leading the way. Consumers Ofcom continue to assess how we use technology and their report last year will fuel criticism. It seems young children are introduced to technology at a very early age and some are concerned about […]