5 Simple Steps to a Healthy Family Media Diet

You balance their meals, so why not their media? Learn the secrets to a well-balanced media diet. Many parents struggle with exactly how much screen time is OK for their kids. Is a half-hour show OK but a full-length movie “bad”? How much gaming should you allow when your kid also uses…

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Disney Presents YouTube Red’s ‘Hyperlinked’

New Series that will Premiere on YouTube Red with Tween Sensation L2M! Showing Girl empowerment!   Popular music group L2M are sharpening their coding skills, as they show the world girl empowerment! A friend group with five girls star in a new scripted series called Hyperlinked. The 10 episode will follow…

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Sticker Girl, a fun new book for tween girls

Sticker Girl, Martina Rivera has a remarkable imagination. But with two extroverted brothers at home, she’s always struggled to make a big impression on those around her. Soon Martina discovers the secret power of her sticker collection: They come to life! Among her magical sticker friends are Craig, a rambunctious…

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10 Teacher Advice Tips You Should Know

Teacher Advice Tips An insider look at some teacher advice tips to help your child succeed in school and in life. Hint to Mom and Dad: Hands off that next project! I became a teacher five years after becoming a mom; just as my son was entering first grade. I…

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Bargain Buys for School

Customize your wardrobe– check how a belt update to your outfit is cute & saves money too. Buy double sets and wear the top/shorts with other shorts/tops. Make a whole new outfit out of it! Embrace the vintage – no need to keep up with the ever-changing trends. Wear something…

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Back-to-School Transitions: Tips for Parents

Getting a new school year off to a good start can influence children’s attitude, confidence, and performance both socially and academically. The transition from August to September can be difficult for both children and parents. Even children who are eager to return to class must adjust to the greater levels…

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6 Money-Saving Tips for Back to School

Save money on tips for back to school shopping while teaching your kids budgeting basics. Dress for Success Lesson No. 1: No teen likes to hear “clothing” and “budget” in the same sentence. Instead, tell your kid that this year she’ll have a clothing allowance and can choose how it’s spent…

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16 Most Hyped Books to Read For Kids

16 Books to Read That Tweens Recommend To Friends Word of mouth rules when kids age 7 to 12 pick a book to read. See what titles kids are hyping these days. Peer pressure’s not so bad when it comes to reading. A popular book has the power to sweep up even…

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Don’t Miss the Christmas Classics This Season!

Do you recall when you were small…and reindeer flew, snowmen talked, and Santa was always coming to town?  In particular three magical tales —  Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town — were always a sure-fire sign that Christmas was around the…

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Protecting Girls From Negative Media Influences

As reported by both MSNBC and The New York Daily News, Susanna Barrett — whose daughter appeared on Toddlers & Tiaras — is denouncing TMZ and other news outlets for featuring a video montage that she felt “sexualized” her five-year old. In the video, her daughter Isabella is seen performing…

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Are you Helicopter Parents with your kids?

Helicopter parent is an excellent description for an over protective parent. If a real helicopter constantly hovers above you, you will get uncomfortable. So will a child with a parent that hovers the entire time. The best gift you can give to a child is self confidence. A confident child will be an independent child.

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Teenagers and sleep

Teenagers and Sleep- they need more than you think Teenagers don’t get enough sleep, and the consequences can be harmful, says Nyack Hospital sleep medicine specialist Anita Bhola, M.D. Parents can help their teens understand the importance of good sleep habits, and how to carve out time from their busy…

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How to Ask a Boy Out

Crushing on the class cutie? This is the 21st century – don’t wait for him to ask you out! Asking a boy out makes you seem confident, cool, and collected, and while it may seem nerve-racking at first, but it’s no sweat with these simple tips. 1. Find the right…

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Erma Klatt: 84 And Still Volunteering

84 and still volunteering Most of her students simply know Erma Klatt as “grandma.” Eighty-four-year-old Klatt has spent her life volunteering. She is currently a volunteer for the Foster Grandparent Program at Big Sky Elementary in Billings, Mont., where she spends three days a week teaching second grade special needs…

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Safe Facebook for girls?

Yes, there is a safe “Facebook- like” application out there and it’s called About Me. Since many of our girls who visit our girls site, Miss O, are under 13 and cannot have a Facebook page OR their parents don’t allow them to, even though they are 13, This is…

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Win prizes on Miss O and Friends

Win Prizes every day Did you know that the WinItz sweepstakes offers contests to win prizes for your daughter year-round? When your daughter plays games, submits articles, answers question or completes activities on MissOandFriends.com, she can earn points to be used to enter different contests featuring different prizes. In the past, prizes…

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