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Child With Symptoms? App Lets You Text Doctors, With No Guarantees

Mon, 2015-01-12 15:28
A variety of apps and online services put you in touch with medical providers, but users should be aware of who they're talking to (or texting with).

Harsh Critics in Public Spaces, Judging Only What They See

Mon, 2015-01-12 11:56
Strangers like to tell me what I’m doing wrong as a parent, or at least give me hard, critical looks, all the time. But there's a big part of our story they often don't know.

Spying on College Life, via Yik Yak

Sun, 2015-01-11 07:40
Yik Yak is like an unofficial newsfeed from a college, targeting just that campus. It is definitely not the view you get at Parents and Family Weekend.

Sleep’s Marketing Problem: You ‘Have To’ Go to Bed.

Fri, 2015-01-09 09:09
Sleep needs a new ad campaign, and parents need to sell it. Why don't we remind our children of how good it feels, and how good it is for us, instead of the way we tend to insist on it?

Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Fri, 2015-01-09 08:25
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.

The One-Word Resolution

Thu, 2015-01-08 15:29
"A word can’t be broken. It serves as a reminder; a filter. It’s who you want to be instead of what you regret."

The Risk of ‘Material Parenting’

Thu, 2015-01-08 14:47
Does dangling goods in front of children as a reward for good behavior or yanking them away as a form of punishment contribute to materialism when those kids grow up?

Talking to Your Teenager About Online Pornography

Thu, 2015-01-08 14:23
Start here: “We need to talk about Internet pornography; there are a few things I want to be sure you know,” and continue to the things your family considers the most important.