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Getting Braces: When to Bring Kids to the Orthodontist

Some kids look forward to getting braces; they see it as a sign of growing up and love picking out colored rubber bands. But, after they've been...When is the right time for your kid to get braces? Watch this video and find out!

Helping Kids Beat Homesickness at Sleep-Away Camp

I visited nine sleep-away camps last summer and talked to a lot of children about their experiences of being away from home. What impressed me was...Ninety-five percent of children experience at least a bit of homesick feelings when they are away from their parents at summer camp.

Teach Your Kids How to Use Creative Media Tools Responsibly

Even if kids think what they post is private, nothing is guaranteed. Credit: Getty Images Great technology not only gives kids tools to...Great technology not only gives kids tools to create, but it also empowers and inspires them.

Internet Safety for Middle School Kids

Middle schoolers lead digital lives, so why not make sure they do it safely? Credit: Getty Images In the middle school years, teens...Teens are using the Internet to express themselves and to experiment anonymously with different identities.

Video Chatting and Your Kids

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Video chatting is gaining in popularity and may bring up some sticky situations for parents.

Cheating Goes High Tech

Fifty-two percent of 13- to 17-year-olds admit to some form of cheating involving the Internet. Credit: Jose Luis Pelaez Inc, Getty...Cell phones and the Internet offer new opportunities for cheating.

Setting Computer Limits for Kids

Can your child enjoy himself –- and all those things that aren't online -– when he's away from the computer? Credit: Getty...If your children spend a large amount of time at the computer, you may wonder, are they addicted or do they simply enjoy being online?

What's Better for Kids: Computers, TV or Video Games?

How does a parent choose which media to allow their kids to spend time with? Credit: Getty Images It's a daily dilemma: If you allow a...Whether it's TV, video games or websites, a screen is a screen is a screen.

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