Red, white and blue treats

Happy Fourth of July!
There are so many fun patriotic treats and drinks out there. What are some of your favorites?

 

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Child-proofing tips

Make sure your house is child-proof with these tips from PeaceHealth Medical Group.

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Family adventures in Hawaii

All you ever need to know about planning an adventurous family vacation in Hawaii.

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The June July issue is here featuring Cover MOM: Amy Newport

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Summer road trips: Get inspired to hit the road.

Bistro camping: These camping recipes are so yummy, you'll want to make them at home.

Stars and stripes forever: Flag facts just in time for the Fourth of July

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The April May issue of MOM Magazine is here, featuring Cover MOM: Sarah-Kate Sharkey

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Easter Eggs to (Tie) Dye For

It's not too late for stylish eggs this Easter. Learn how to dye Easter Eggs using old silk ties in the latest issue of MOM Magazine.

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Minimize back pain

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Smile care with the experts at Kutsch & Renyer

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Hit the slopes with these tips from Peak Sports

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Kids and technology…resistance is futile

AliMadison

By Ali Madison, Marketing Communications Manager at Trios Health

Mother of two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I didn't have a cell phone until I was in college, and neither did most of my friends. Now, many kids have smart phones, tablets, and more before they even get to high school; even infants are using technology more than ever before. Not only are they getting it sooner, but the platform and application options continually expand along with the capabilities each offers. It can feel a little overwhelming.

It's easy to understand why some parents feel a little unsure about the proliferation of technology into our children's lives--after all, we grew up playing outside, getting dirty, and using our imaginations, right? We didn't sit around and stare at backlit screens all day interacting with a two-dimensional rather than three-dimensional world. So how do we handle the new era we've found ourselves raising our own kids in?

I think all of our TherMOMeter moms agree that technology can be a good thing for kids--even essential and life-enabling in the case of our mom whose daughter relies on it to communicate-and it's definitely not going anywhere. It has become integral to daily life at home, at school, and at work, across all ages and industries. And the things it allows us to do and learn are nearly limitless. We need to think about how to best embrace it rather than fight it because it's different from our own childhoods or because we fear the potential downsides.

Perhaps it's about maintaining focus on its upsides rather than on how too much of it can be a bad thing. We as parents get to decide what "too much" is for our own children, and to determine the mix of content they access. We also get to decide when it's time to go outside and play, read a book, or do an art project. But by finding a way to let technology add value in healthy ways, we're helping prepare our children to live and thrive in their world--today's amazing and fast-paced world--while still leaving plenty of time for learning, playing, and creating the way many of us grew up doing it.

Our TherMOMeter team has offered a variety of creative approaches for managing children's technology use in the latest installment, from nightly device check-ins to earned screen time. Try what you think will work best for your family, and if it doesn't, hit refresh until you find the balance you're looking for.