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Does Your Kid Suffer From Smartphone Addiction? – Guest Post

Does Your Kid Suffer From Smartphone Addiction?With today’s youth growing up with easy access to smartphones, the instant accessibility of messaging, social media, games and other distractions is always one finger click away. Popularity is now measured in likes, comments and friend requests, and the ding from a new text or an alert from social media creates instant gratification for peer approval and acceptance.

Yet, it’s the tantalizing lure of connectivity—the online social world, the updates, the apps and the powerful feelings of happiness associated with the device—that lulls teens into an almost dependence or addiction. Social media and virtual communication can make and break reputations. Both good and bad images can go viral, and the attention a teen receives from the wired social world also can inflate or implode their self-esteem. The phone that once served as a means of communication has evolved into a digitized nightmare. Continue Reading →

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Smart Homes, Smart Toys How Kids Use Technology at Home – Infographic

Smart Homes Smart Toys How Kids Use Technology

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If you’ve made the decision to homeschool your children, remember that technology can be your ally. Children living in this digital age are already used to interacting with technology every day, so integrating it into the learning curriculum can facilitate the learning process.

Even so, there are important reasons why you need to be mindful of the extent to which your children use technology. Consider some examples from tech titans present and past. Bill Gates did not permit his kids to have their own smartphones until they reached 13 years old, and Steve Jobs never allowed his young kids to use iPads. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t consider technology for younger children — but you should be more vigilant with younger kids.

There are indeed some interesting ways that you can use smart home technology and smart toy technology to make homeschooling a more interactive experience for you and yours. What follows is a look at specific smart home technology and smart toy technology to consider. Continue Reading →

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Cyber Security 101: Tips On Teaching Your Children About Being Safe Online While Homeschooling [Guest Post]

Cyber Security 101: Tips On Teaching Your Children About Being Safe Online While Studying
Nowadays, schools and teachers require students to do homework online. Additionally, the internet has become the primary method for children to study for projects, tests, and assignments. Unfortunately, that does not mean that it is a completely safe way for children to learn. In fact, the Internet poses many potential problems for a child’s safety when studying online. Continue Reading →

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5 Best Grammar Tools That Will Make Your Writing Flawless [Guest Post]

5 Best Grammar Tools That Will Make Your Writing FlawlessEnglish writing is one of the toughest assignments for a homeschool student. Even if they grew up speaking English, students find it hard to write a flawless piece of literature. A strong command of English language in not only speaking but also writing portrays understanding, intelligence and a sense of class.

Whether you child is writing a 500-word essay, short story, book or a blog post, the content is judged based on good grammar. For this reason, there is a growing number of grammar tools that can help writers in preparing their content. Below are some of the most powerful tools used by many authors, students, and professors. Continue Reading →

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3 Easy DIY Crafts for Homeschooling Children with Special Needs [Guest Post]

DIY Crafts for Homeschooling Children with Special Needs
If you have a special needs child that you homeschool, there’s a good chance you’re often looking for new ideas for crafts to delight and entertain them while helping them develop skills. Of course, it will depend on your child’s abilities/disabilities when it comes to what they can work on, but you should have a good feel for what both you and they will be comfortable with. Now that spring is here, I thought it might be fun to focus on some thematic activities. Continue Reading →

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