Opening up Opportunities for Girls in STEM: The Critical Middle School Years

As parents, we want to open up every opportunity for our daughters. When it comes to STEM, it may seem like those opportunities are non existent for girls, so we chatted with Cyndi of BostonTechMom who shared her insight into why Middle School is an essential time to engage girls in STEM and provided an amazing list of local Boston and Massachusetts activities, programs and groups for girls in STEM.

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How Smartphone Addiction Is Affecting Teens’ Brains

With the current landscape of teen’s excessive phone use, writer Sandi Shwartz digs into the research behind how this addiction is actually affecting children’s brains. Get insights into the latest research studies and tips for parents to understand and monitor their teen’s smartphone usage.

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Tweets, Texts, and Emojis: Why Communicating In Brief Snippets Is Hurting Our Kids

We use words to express our feelings to others about our observations, concerns, and hopes. How will our children learn to do this if they are cutting out an enormous opportunity for verbal and written expression by dumbing down the message?

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How Much Is Too Much: Technology Addiction and How to Manage It

Between texting and various social media sites, your teen’s phone is their lifeline.  It’s their way to communicate and stay connected with friends; in addition to everything else we can do with phones today as technology continues to develop.  But how do we know when the relationship with technology goes toxic? And what are the some of the effects of too much screen-time?

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