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iPhone iPAD Tips

Many families will have a new iPad during the holiday season. What to do with a new iPad? Especially if you have kids, will you let the kids access the iPAD? I can tell you, even you don't want to, kids will get on it sooner or later. So it is better to be prepared as parents. How to make sure the iPad will be ok after kids accidentally drop it? How to keep kids safe online? Here are 7 must do… Read More

7 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe Online post image

With so many devices at home and school, from computers to mobile devices, kids can get on the internet easily and it is hard to know what they do and what they see online. What can parents do to ensure online safety of our children, so they are not staying on screen too long, they are not giving out password by accident, and they are not bullied online? 1. Get involved. The best way to keep your kids safe online… Read More

How Joining Art Club Improved My Math Score post image

Can art help kids learn math? I have a personal story to tell. It is one of the most memorable lessons I learned from a teacher, a lesson went beyond art and math, a lesson impacted how I teach my own child. When I was a middle school student, I was not very good in geometry. I just could not picture those shapes and angles in my head, or see them. I had been very good in math, but I… Read More

50 Ideas to Learn Gratitude Social Skill post image

Gratitude and appreciation are simple yet important social skills for kids to learn. Kids need learn not only the feel of gratitude, but also the expression of gratitude. There is no better time to practice gratitude skills than in November. Today we share over 50 ideas on family activities of gratitude activities. The best way to learn is to practice them in daily life. They can be small acts, but it is important to start small and it will become… Read More

Back to School Tips

When will your child start school again? I know we are still enjoying the summer, but time flies, before you know it, it is time to think about going back to school. From my own experience, it is a lot easier when we start planning back-to-school early. What do you do when you start preparing back to school? Here are couple things we do: First, gradually go back to school schedule. If kids like to sleep in and stay up… Read More

myHomework Student Planner app

After kids starting school, they will soon start having homeworks, class projects, reading assignments, … all the fun stuff. How do you help kids stay organized and keep track of all homeworks and projects? myHomework is a very good tool for kids to organize all these school works. It is available online, so you can access it on your computer. It also has free apps for both Apple devices and Android devices. If you sign up for a free account… Read More

Mom’s Library

How are your kids with homeworks and school projects? How about the responsibility they have at home? such as cleaning their rooms, put away toys? Do they always remember putting away the school bags? or just drop the bag anywhere? Today's kids have a lot responsibilities, homework, school project, reading list, spelling list, papers need be signed, books need be returned to the library, not to mention soccer practice, game schedule, snack schedule, … How to keep track of all… Read More

12 Smartphone Addiction Apps to Control Screen Time post image

I admit, I spend a lot time on smartphone and tablet. They become an integral part of my life, such as getting directions to places; keeping connected with family and friends; taking photos whenever and wherever. But sometimes it is hard to get off the phone. Every time I told myself to just do one thing, but ended up several things. I meant just to check one email that I was waiting for, then I saw a Facebook update from… Read More

7 Key Points Kids Need Know About Digital Citizenship post image

Now more and more kids are on devices that have internet access. Survey data have shown that majority children are receiving their first smart phones between the ages of 8 and 12. Even for kids who don't have a smart phone, they have access to parents' devices or family computers that have internet access, with social media apps that they can use. We have seen many articles about kids spending too much time on devices and posting irresponsible posts on… Read More

Smart Ways to Use Tablets with Kids during Travel post image

Now more and more families own tablets. It is almost a must while families travel. If you are taking a tablet with you, more than likely your kids will get on it too. However, taking a tablet with you when you are traveling doesn't mean you should let kids play games on it whenever they can. One, they should not stare at the screen for too long. Two, there are ways for hands on educational activities using tablets. Yes, you… Read More

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