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  1. Toddler & Child
    Setting limits on technology usage to help improve children's academic performance seems obvious, but a new study finds that it may be producing the opposite effect. Surveying over 1,100 university student from various backgrounds, researchers at the University of Zurich examined the impact of...
  2. Family Life
    The latest technology in food safety can tell you whether you can drink that milk past its "best before" date. Researchers from McMaster University have been quite busy of late; they've been working to create a tiny patch that will alter itself when food goes bad. A team consisting of...
  3. Family Life
    Spring and Summer weather is on everyone's mind, and one thing we love is neighborhood get-togethers watching movies on the 'big-screen' outside. Already loaded with kids' movies and shows (and the ability to stream Netflix and Youtube), the CINEMOOD Projector lets anywhere become a virtual...
  4. Family Life
    The many harmful effects that screen time can have on teens seems to be a foregone conclusion: It's making them disengaged, sedentary, unhappy, and cynical- or at least that's what all the adults seem to have decided. There is actually plenty of evidence that screen time isn't all that bad for...
  5. Family Life
    If the Jetsons could only see us now! Created by UBTech Robotics, a company that builds service humanoid robots for various platforms, Cruzr can become a new member of your family. She's easy to use, and though often used in a customer service platform for businesses looking to allow their...
  6. Learning at Home and Beyond
    Hi all :smile: Happy Thanksgiving! I am new to this forum.Nice to meet all of you!:x I am a mother of a 2nd grade kid. I just want to share my feeling about Kumon and Beestar here, and see if anyone has other suggestions. My child used to use Kumon in Hong Kong. As Kumon is a...
  7. Family Life
    Wait Until 8th is a new social media campaign encouraging parents to delay giving cell phones to children until at least 8th grade. Moms all across the country are taking the pledge. The movement's official website aims to "empower parents to say yes to waiting for the smartphone." Organizers...
  8. Toddler & Child
    The other day, my nine-year-old asked me if there were cars when I was as kid. Not too long ago, my daughter was stunned when I told her that I used to walk home from school without even having a cell phone. Things are moving at an insane pace these days and just when I feel I'm on top of all...
  9. Special Needs Parenting
    just saw an article about wearable tech that tracks anxiety in order to help predict meltdowns in autistic children. tech.co/awake-labs-reveal-empower-autistics-2016-06 Curious to know what you all think!
  10. Canada
    I'm a mom to a toddler with the 2nd one on the way just finishing up my degree at Wilfrid Laurier University (hoping to be done before the baby comes, fingers crossed!!). For my degree I'm doing some research on young kids and mobile technology through an online survey and would love to hear...
  11. The Childhood Years
    Sharks in the Park? Really? Tonight I watched a story on TV3's News Hub. It showed some kids in a park, running around with IPads held in front of their faces. As they ran it did not look unlikely that they would collide, they were so absorbed in their screens. They didn't notice each other...
  12. Multicultural Families
    Hi, multicultural families! I'm interested in developing technology for multicultural families (broadly defined) and I would love some feedback on a couple of ideas. I explain the ideas in a short blog post and there is a single-question Google form at the end for you to share your feedback, if...
  13. Learning at Home and Beyond
    Hi All, I have been seeing a lot of questions from parents about what the best educational online learning and apps are. We should pool our mama resources and work together to see which ones most people think are best for different ages and learning abilities.
  14. Arts & Crafts
    Hi All, I am a parent of two sweet adorable girls. I am posting this thread as I am looking for awesome, creative ways to stimulate my children over the Christmas season. We have found many great crafts on pinterest as well as some great tools like northpoletube.com where your kids can actually...
  15. Preteens and Teens
    Hey there. I just joined today. I'm not a mom, I'm a dad. Hope that's Ok! I have a 12 year old daughter, a five year old boy, and an 11 year old boy. I've been thinking alot about technology, mobile devices, etc regarding my daughter. How to protect her, and how to gradually teach her...
  16. Family Safety
    Have you ever had a close call on the road when you were distracted by your crying baby, or arguing kids, or by your cell phone? Well I'd like to hear about it! I am a master student in Sweden, researching cultural aspects of driving and cars for parents with a focus on safety issues for...
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