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Carolyn Jabs

Birds do it. Celebrities do it. Even politicians, businesses and school districts do it. Does your neighbor do it? Or the mom you met at playgroup? Or your best friend from high school? Should you do it? Should you let your kids? Read more

Parenting

When you bought your child a cell phone you probably thought he or she would use it to make phone calls. Wrong! The most popular use of cell phones (after checking the time) is texting. This successor to chat means sending short, often cryp... Read more

Parenting

This summer, millions of kids, many of whom you know, attended Camp Interactive. You know the one where they spent hour after hour with electronic devices--computers, video games, MP-3 players, cell phones, television. To some parents, it s... Read more

Parenting

The recent uproar about MySpace.com has a familiar feel. On one hand, law enforcement agents have called the website a "smorgasbord for predators." On the other, millions of teens think it’s a cool place to hang out. One thing is certain. M... Read more

Parenting