Happy 11th Birthday to my favorite girl in the world

None of these things existed until after Sydney was born: The Department of Homeland Security The XBox 360 The Nintendo Wii Commercial 3G or 4G cellular networks The iPhone The final three Harry Potter books The Tea Party These things were still true: Saddam Hussein and Bin Laden were both at large Michael Jackson was still very much alive Arnold…

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Kids, Tech

5 Tips for Protecting Yourself and Your Kids from “Free” Children’s Games on the iPhone or iPad

iOS devices are great for kids. They’re easy to use, and there are a bevy of solid educational apps that children can understand and use without a tremendous amount of effort. They’re also a great way to introduce children to computing, and give them something (at times) constructive to do in those life moments where they need a distraction. That…

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Kids, Personal

Changing the Future through Parenting

Yesterday afternoon, I was discussing the horrifying and brutal killing of Shaima Alawadi with my wife Laura, when our nine year old daughter Sydney came out on the porch and overheard us talking. Rather than immediately stop the conversation because I thought it inappropriate for her age, we let her listen for a bit and form some questions about what she…

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