Parenting advice usually has a negative effect on our family. First, it makes me feel guilty, because it exposes the reality that my feeble efforts are misguided, inconsistent and inadequate. Second, it unleashes a wave of attempted reforms that are unsurprisingly not welcomed by the subjects of the new policy. Eventually I abandon the initiative in exchange for peace.
Thousands of free, popular children’s apps available on the Google Play Store could be violating child privacy laws, according to a new, large-scale study, highlighting growing criticism of Silicon Valley’s data collection efforts.
Chief Warrant Officer Rik Stevens has spent more than a decade working for the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office. Countless times he’s had the tough conversation with parents about their children and the internet. “The world is their oyster in terms of where people are on social media,” he said. “It’s important for every parent to be plugged in.”
Homeless students miss an average of 20 school days a year, making them less likely than other children to be on grade level and more likely to drop out of school.
The law, which reflects a movement known as free-range parenting, goes into effect on May 8 and is the first of its kind in the nation. But its backers say lawmakers in several other states are considering introducing similar bills.
Paro the furry seal cries softly while an elderly woman pets it. Pepper, a humanoid, waves while leading a group of senior citizens in exercises. The upright Tree guides a disabled man taking shaky steps, saying in a gentle feminine voice, “right, left, well done!”.