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2014 Tech Buying Guide

If Christmas weren’t daunting enough, the overwhelming amount of tech ads (especially on Black Friday) can be enough for any parent to throw in the shopping towel. Given the massive amounts of technology available for our children, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with all the choices. Our goal is to take out some of the mystery of available technology, especially the ones most promoted for gifts during the next few weeks. While you’ll see a lot of sales on these items, it’s important to be informed about what exactly you’re buying for your kids. Read on. Tablets Cheaper, lighter weight and generally trendier (think fun cases and multi-colored keypad options) than laptops or traditional desktops, tablets like the ones listed above are often considered great gifts for children and teens. It’s important for you to realize that a tablet is capable of doing anything a computer does, and because

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Christmas Tech Buying Guide

If Christmas weren’t daunting enough, the overwhelming amount of tech ads can be enough for any parent to throw in the shopping towel. Given the massive amounts of technology available for our children, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with all the choices. Our goal is to take out some of the mystery of available technology, especially the ones most promoted for gifts during the next few weeks. While you’ll see a lot of sales on these items, it’s important to be informed about what exactly you’re buying for your kids. Read on. Tablets Cheaper, lighter weight and generally trendier (think fun cases and multi-colored plug-in keypad options) than laptops or traditional desktops, tablets (Android, iPad, Kindle Fire, etc) are often considered great Christmas gifts. It’s important for you to realize that a tablet is capable of doing anything a computer does, only because of it’s handy size, the

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Missing something?

Ready to go back to school? As the school year quickly approaches, I find myself going over endless mental checklists. Do I have the right math workbook for the 6 year old? Does my 6 year old remember the math facts we learned last year? What about my middle school child? Will they be able to stand against the pressures of their peer group? What about gym shoes? Does everyone have clothes that fit? The list goes on and on, yet in the midst of all the planning and schedule, there are a handful of key things I feel sometimes get overlooked when we start to plan our school years. It’s not just about academics – We go through so much turmoil trying to figure out the proper academic course for our kids. But fast forward twenty years from now, and let’s say your son is married, has 2 children,

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A Parent’s Guide to Video Games

Video Game Hints for Parents: As our culture marches forward into the technology age, video games are becoming an increasingly volatile influence among young people. We as parents need to be asking the same questions and use the same caution about video games as we do movies and television programs: What is the motive of the person who made this game? What is he/she trying to portray in this game? Is this game going to be a good influence on my children, or is it going to teach them something that is harmful? Is playing this game a good use of my child’s time? Keep in mind that video games are everywhere! If your children have access to the internet, they have access to video games. It may seem like a daunting task to try to be the gatekeeper between all things video games and your children, but with God’s

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