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Use This Quick Cybersecurity Quiz To Discuss Technology & Impress Your Kids

Despite known concerns about children using technology, ranging from developmental implications and online bullying to addiction, a lot of parents don’t think about technology use before it’s been introduced. For some, devices replaced the old role of television as babysitter to jump in the shower, make dinner, or have peace and quiet while sitting in traffic. Or use began…

Something is Brewing

There really isn’t anything better than girlfriends, old and new! Thanks to two friends, Valerie Mekki (see her wonderful YouTube DIY videos) and Angela So, exciting things are in the works for this blog! We’re totally re-branding Four Million And One and turning it into Listen Little Girl with a concept that is nearer and dearer to…

Confessions of a Cyberbullied Mom

Last month I was cyberbullied. I know, I couldn’t believe it either. Me? Cyberbullied? At 43? And by a stranger no less! This person, who I will call @BigBigBully (for the purposes of this post) and who again, does not know me at all, took great offense to a picture I posted and it triggered…

#DadsAre… In Demand

A new study on fatherhood published a few days ago by the American Academy of Pediatrics highlights that dads are amazing and extremely important to a child’s growth and development. It references the notion of societal and cultural obstacles and makes specific suggestions for pediatricians to better engage fathers. Obviously this is a great study but it’s not really saying…

Because I Said So…

The other night I watched an episode of For Peete’s Sake on OWN and days later I found myself replaying a part of it over and over in my head. It’s the episode where Holly’s mom Dolores says the kids aren’t behaving and that they need some new parenting called “because I said so.” authoritarianparentingbecauseIsaidsoboundariesforkidscoolheadedmomknowyourplaceoldschoolparentingparenting