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Cellphones Don't Raise Risk of Brain Tumors in Kids, Study Finds

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Put down that cell phone, child! It'll rot your brain and give you cancer!
No reason to put the fear of God into your iPhone-loving kid. We can't comment on the brain rot, but a new study does show that...
Researchers found kids with brain tumors don't use cellphones any more often than kids who are cancer-free.

Cellphone Conversations Say a Lot About Parent-Child Relationships

Parents reported greater communication and closeness when teenagers initiate calls seeking social support. Credit: Getty Images How's your relationship with your child? Researchers say you can tell a lot from your cellphone...You think you're keeping in touch, but your kid may think you're meddling.

Texting Tips for Parents

Sixty-four percent of parents look at the contents of their child's cell phone and 62 percent of parents have taken away their child's phone as punishment. Credit: Getty Images If you've ever stared in awe at your child's thumbs moving...While most kids use text messaging responsibly, it's still a powerful and extremely private communication tool that can be used irresponsibly.

Little Cyborgs Leave Their Elders in the Dust When it Comes to Technology

Kids use their phones for much more than just talking. Credit: Getty
"I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen."
-- HAL 9000 (from "2001: A Space Odyssey") ...
Kids increasingly have mobile devices and -- eek! -- know how to use them.

Apps for Parents: ParentDish's Top 10 Picks

Can't find your car? There's an app for that. Credit: GM Every parent with an iPhone, Android device or iPad knows how much fun kids have playing with the gadgets. But, beyond the games, there are plenty of apps for parents out there...These parenting apps will help you organize everything from potty breaks to what's for dinner.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

If you're shopping for an Android cell phone for the gadget guru on your holiday list, the new Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is one of the best we've seen out there. Fully-loaded with a big and beautiful crystal clear touch display and a...If you're shopping for an Android cell phone for the gadget guru on your holiday list, the new Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is one of the best we've seen out there.

Cell Phone Use by Pregnant Mamas Could Breed Brats, Study Says

Pregnant? A recent study suggests you might want to share the news in person. Credit: Getty
Every day, it seems, some new discovery is unearthed to make pregnant women pause, stress out and worry that the only way they're going to give birth to a...
Preggo? You may want to step away from the cell phones. This new study says they can cause behavioral problems in kids.

Opinion: Your Grade-Schooler Doesn't Need a Cell Phone

Call it a day -- cell phones just aren't for kids. Credit: jupiterimages
Today's conventional wisdom seems to dictate that "cell phone" should be right there on the back-to-school shopping list along with markers, crayons and new shoes, but...

Kids May Be Away at College, but More Parents Are Keeping Them Close Through Chat

Is he calling? Oh, it's Mom. Again. Credit: Getty Images
You'll need quarters for the laundry machines. And definitely shower slippers and a bath caddy. Highlighter pens and notebooks? Better stock up on those, too. Oh, and sweetie, whatever...

Principal to Parents on Cell Phones: Quit Your Jibber-Jabber

Use a cell phone at Fulton Elementary School in Chandler, Ariz., and you could win yourself a trip to the principal's office. That's right. The school has a strict policy against cell phones. However, before you say it serves the little brats...

Is Your Kid Ready for a Cell Phone? A Parental Primer

Are you ready for your kid to have a phone? Credit: Corbis
In the olden days, children asked their parents for a car. Today, the more common request is for a cell phone. The question is also being asked much earlier, and more often. A study by...

Talk Show: Number of Kids with Cell Phones Nearly Doubles Since 2005

Yo, Mom! Hurry home -- this diaper isn't changing itself. LOL! Credit: Corbis
Do your children constantly nag you for their own cell phones? From the looks of it, many parents are giving in. A survey from Mediamark Research and Intelligence,...

Get Off The Cell Phone, Hot Rod! This Is Utah

How'd you like to look in your rear view mirror and see her driving the car behind you? Credit: Corbis
Hey, boys and girls, there's nothing LOL about texting while you're driving. In fact, using a cell phone at all when you're driving...

Families Spending More on Home Entertainment than Going Out

Staying home with the kids is not that cheap. Credit: c.r.avery, Flickr
American households are spending more money staying in with their electronic gadgets than going out. In fact, we're spending almost $1,000 per person every year on cable TV,...

Is Your Child Sexting?

The latest topic of concern: Sexting. Credit: D Sharon Pruitt, Flickr
Maybe you got your child a cell phone because you wanted her to be armed in case of an emergency.
Or maybe you got it simply because you were tired of hearing her begging...

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