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What Happens When Mom Unplugs Teens for Six Months?

Susan Maushart, second from left, with her children, from left to right, Anni, Sussy and Bill as they play a board game together at the family home in Perth, Australia, before the family moved to the U.S. When Susan Maushart took away the...No cell phone, no TV, no internet, no iPods. What are the kids to do?

Staying Connected with Your Tween

ParentDish is pleased to welcome Rene Syler to our team. Rene hosted CBS news' The Early Show from 2002 - 2006; she is the author of The Good Enough Mother, and is currently at work on her second book. You can spend more time with Rene at her web...

Riding the subway - to school?

How do your kids get to school? How did you get to school when you were a kid? Taking the yellow school bus, walking or riding a bike may all seem like normal methods of getting to school. In the modern world, we drive and carpool as well. But what ...

The pressure of being a teen

Every generation thinks they have it tougher than the one before. And, you know what? They probably do. Like the new iphone, every generation is expected to be smarter, faster, better, and thinner than the last. So it is with teenagers, teenage girls...

Apple sends cease and desist notice to 9 year old

A 9-year old girl who spent a lot of time with her iPod decided to write a letter to Mr. Steve Jobs, telling him how she thought he could make his product better. It's a precocious and cool thing for a young girl to do, I think -- believe in her opin...

Last minute costume idea: iPod ad

Freaking out 'cause you haven't found a Halloween costume yet for your little one? Never fear! If they're kinda nerdy, and enjoy the irony of dressing as something two-dimensional, here's the perfect outfit: the iPod ad. I'm sure technically this is...

iPood, and it stinks

Sometimes I think part of the reason I want more kids is so that I could dress my baby in funny little t-shirts. After all, what kind of pseudo-hipster parent would I be if I wasn't in love with ironic tops and onesies? That's why I'm a huge fan of ...

Songs you shouldn't sing

Last weekend, we took the kids to the park -- Jared had a t-ball "game" and I took Sara to the playground to keep her out of trouble. As I watched her climb the structures or swing on the swings, I listened to my iPod. I enjoyed some Beethoven piano ...

Avoiding iPod ear

My iPod has a function where I can limit just how high the volume will go and lock in the maximum volume with a pass code. Unless Ellie figures out the code, she cannot turn the volume up any higher than what I have set for her. This works fine for E...

Tips for back to school shopping

Yes, it's that time of year again. The most wonderful time of year (for parents, anyway, or so the commercials go). It's time to start thinking about back to school and all the shopping that goes along with it. Yay consumerism! July is still going...

Are you ready for the iSing?

For Christmas we bought my daughter, Edan, a little karaoke player. I love watching her sing along to her favorite punk rock children's CD, fully amplified -- it's hysterical. However, I think I'd be far less excited if she was a teenager, belting...

Sing it to me, baby!

I used to sing all the time. Back when I was in high school I was the kid with the windows rolled down, driving along with the radio turned way up and belting out her favorite tune. I tended toward anything 80's and glam metal with a little Patsy Cl...

Signs of parenthood: the sing-a-long

Every once in a while, something happens or you do something that really kinda just smacks you upside the head and says, "Yep, you're a parent. Get over it." In fact, you know you're pretty far gone when all you want to do is get the kids to stop fig...

Have baby: Will travel...get packing!

As you may have noticed I've been relatively silent on the board these past few days. The sad truth is that all of my time has been eaten up planning for this trip. Now I have the enormous task of packing--for me, my son, my dog and essentially m...

Where old toys go to die

My dog, Daisy, destroyed another toy today. She does that a lot, chewing on her toys until there is nothing left but tiny pieces of rubber and rope. When this happens, I toss the toy into the garbage and that's the end of it. I'll replace it at some ...

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