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Are smartphones, tablets and video games driving your family apart? Find out how technology effects the family and how to use technology to bring your family closer together.

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Tech in the Bathroom: Gadgets for Good Hygiene

Do you geek out over the newest gadgets? What about high-tech gizmos in the bathroom?


Is your children's computer time affecting their sleep patterns?

 Is your children's computer time affecting their sleep patterns?

Your children's computer time may be affecting their sleep negatively. Find out if your children's computer time is affecting their sleep patterns. See more »

Tech in the Bathroom: Gadgets for Good Hygiene

 Tech in the Bathroom: Gadgets for Good Hygiene

There are plenty of gadgets for good hygiene that you can stock up in your bathroom. See these gadgets for good hygiene to get geeked out. See more »

How is technology helping two-household families?

 How is technology helping two-household families?

Technology can help two-household families in a variety of ways. Learn how technology is helping two-household families communicate better. See more »

Talking to Your Teens About Tech Etiquette

 Talking to Your Teens About Tech Etiquette

Tech etiquette is an important topic to cover with teenagers. See these tips for talking to your teens about tech etiquette to learn more. See more »

5 Ways Technology Has Negatively Affected Families

 5 Ways Technology Has Negatively Affected Families

Technology has affected families negatively with all the texting, e-mailing and TV. Find out five ways technology has negatively affected families. See more »

5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Off Their Cell Phones

 5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Off Their Cell Phones

Having trouble keeping your kids of their cell phones? See these five ways to keep your kids off their cell phones to learn how. See more »

What life skills can video games teach kids?

 What life skills can video games teach kids?

Life skills can actually be taught through some video games. Find out what life skills video games can teach kids. See more »

5 Tips for Getting Your Kids to go off the Grid

 5 Tips for Getting Your Kids to go off the Grid

Going off the grid is a huge step for your family. See these five tips for getting kids off the grid. See more »

Is technology behind the rise in childhood obesity?

 Is technology behind the rise in childhood obesity?

Could technology be behind the rise in childhood obesity? Find out if technology is behind the rise in childhood obesity and the complications involved. See more »

Bad Tech Behavior: What You're Teaching Your Kids

 Bad Tech Behavior: What You're Teaching Your Kids

Bad tech behavior is something you might be modeling for your kids. Take a look at bad tech behavior and how to teach your kids to avoid it. See more »