Parenting Bytes

Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, Amy Oztan

From digital dilemmas like managing screen time and the effects of social media, to new apps and devices that can make parenting easier (or at least more fun), family tech expert Rebecca Levey, along with tech reporter Andrea Smith and blogger Amy Oztan, explore the ups and downs of parenting in the digital age. Join them every week on Parenting Bytes where they will discuss the latest tech, gadgets, apps, and issues around raising the digital generation - and maybe learn something even your digital kid didn't know!

All Episodes

After the Atlanta shootings, Chinese-American blogger, teacher, and tech expert Leticia Barr published a hugely helpful article about concrete steps people can take now to help stop Asian hate, and we're so grateful that she's on our show, with her teen daughter Emily, to talk about what it's been like for them in this scary environment, and what we can all do. You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Mar 26

55 min 26 sec

Are you a parent wondering which college scholarships are legit and which are scams? How do you get a scholarship to college without spending hours and hours on applications? We've got an expert on the show, the founder of The Scholarship System, who figured it out for herself and funded her entire college experience with scholarships!You can see the original show notes here.

Mar 4

41 min 57 sec

Are you at your breaking point? The NY Times thought so, and let moms vent by calling in to a phone line where they could rant, complain, or just scream. They also followed three moms in different situations who are, frankly, not doing well. But they did also offer up some advice on how to get a better grip, so that's something. You can see the Times piece here.

Feb 12

45 min 55 sec

Thanks to lockdowns and Zoom school, kids are spending an unprecedented amount of time on screens. So how do you handle screen time rules when those screens might be your kid's only connection to the outside world?You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Jan 29

39 min 10 sec

New Year's resolutions are kind of dumb. They're difficult to stick to, because if you mess up and break them, it's easy to give up until next year! Instead, we have intentions for 2021, which are much more forgiving.[EPISODE SUMMARY FROM ABOVE]You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news! 

Jan 15

43 min 5 sec

The Constitution is referenced a lot, especially when arguing on Facebook about the Supreme Court. But how well do you understand it? We're talking with author and professor Katie Kennedy about her new book, The Constitution Decoded.You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Jan 8

49 min 58 sec

Have you finished your holiday shopping? We have tons of great last-minute gift ideas that can truly be done right before the holiday, or even on the holiday in most cases!

Dec 2020

38 min 27 sec

Just like the rest of this strange year, the December holidays are going to be different. Cookies will be mailed instead of laid out on a buffet table. Dinners will be intimate and safe. And to help us adjust, Melissa Clark is giving us her best tips!You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Dec 2020

47 min 7 sec

Resilient kids don't just come out that way! We can help them get through tough times in a way that makes them even stronger. You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Dec 2020

51 min 11 sec

This is going to be a sad Thanksgiving for a lot of people, including us. We're talking about what we usually do for Thanksgiving, and what we're doing this year instead, and how you can make this Thanksgiving more bearable. You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Nov 2020

52 min 27 sec

Michael Bonebright from DealNews.com is joining us once again for a Black Friday Deals episode, where he shares his expertise on holiday shopping during a pandemic. You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Nov 2020

45 min 20 sec

The Constitution is referenced a lot, especially when arguing on Facebook about the Supreme Court. But how well do you understand it? We're talking with author and professor Katie Kennedy about her new book, The Constitution Decoded.You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Oct 2020

49 min 27 sec

There are so many great reasons to listen to audiobooks, and we sat down with Abby West, an Editorial Director at Audible, to talk about some exciting things happening right now in the world of audiobooks, plus some original programming from Audible!You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Oct 2020

34 min 22 sec

It's almost Halloween, and since nothing is normal this year, nobody quite knows what to do about trick-or-treating. You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

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Oct 2020

32 min 2 sec

It's election season. We're still in lockdown. We needed a break from the doom and gloom, so it's an entire episode filled with happy things to do during quarantine!You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news! 

Oct 2020

43 min 12 sec

Do you want to learn a language, but think you're too old? Are you looking for language apps for your kids? We talked with an expert at Duolingo, and she gave us some great tips for learning a new language, no matter what method you use!You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Sep 2020

43 min 57 sec

With many districts turning to virtual school or a blended in-person/online school model, this school year is going to be very different for most families, so we turned to someone whose kids have been through just about every kind of home and in-person school there is.You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news! 

Sep 2020

43 min 50 sec

Rebecca and Amy are in the studio today and have a special call-in guest, Kelly Whalen from TheCentsibleLife.com, to talk about how to give your kids money.

Aug 2020

21 min 16 sec

Teaching kids to drive can be super stressful, so we've got tips for you from a safety engineer!You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news! 

Aug 2020

34 min 18 sec

Even though we're a year out from the next presidential election, "fake news" is already in the news, whether it's Russia trying to sway low-information voters, Facebook allowing political ads with blatant lies in them, or how our own president should be covered from a news standpoint. We've brought in an expert to tell us what we can do to make sure that we're media literate: Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. Plus, tips on what to do when you see other people spreading fake news.You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts?Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Aug 2020

53 min 12 sec

It's so important right now to find ways for kids to have safe fun, and our guest has tons of great options!! Laurie Schacht from The Toy Insider told us all about her favorite outside toys, Zoom games, and family games. So if you're running out of things for your kids to do, we've got plenty of hot toys for you!You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Aug 2020

34 min 9 sec

We first posted this episode shortly after the 2016 election, and it's amazing (and scary) just how relevant it still is today, especially regarding Facebook. In fact, if you remove the references to the president-elect, we could have recorded the interview today. Our guest, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), walks us through how to teach our kids to spot fake news and look for reliable sources, a skill that is still lacking.You can see the original show notes here.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Jul 2020

40 min 43 sec

When Issa Mas wanted to take her son out of school and have him learn at home, she got overwhelmed figuring out how to start homeschooling. Now that she's sorted it out, she's here to discuss getting started, what impact it will have on your day, and how to make homeschool work for both you and your child.You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Jul 2020

37 min 4 sec

Are you looking for some simple ways to make parenting easier? Asha Dornfest's book, Parent Hacks, is as useful today as when it was published four years ago! Based on tips from her popular website of the same name, the book is full of practical hacks to save time and sanity.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news! 

Jul 2020

33 min 27 sec

2020 is a Census year, and even though filling out the Census form is one of the most important things you can do for your community, a lot of people don't understand just how vital it is. Teaching kids about it is a great way to spread the word, and the U.S. Census Bureau has tons of resources for parents and teachers!You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Jul 2020

32 min 52 sec

Is your house filled with clutter? Are you moving? Are you downsizing? Do you have extra time on your hands because of the lockdown?? There are lots of reasons to clear the clutter, and you can make money at the same time by selling your stuff online!You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Jul 2020

32 min 41 sec

So many aspects of the college application process will be different this year. From standardized tests and college tour opportunities being drastically reduced or turned into virtual college tours, to many students missing out on the extracurricular and volunteer activities they were counting on to help them get into their dream school, students applying to college will need to adapt. Luckily for us (and you!), Christopher Rim, of Command Education, is on the show to tell you what you can do to stay ahead of the game!You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Jun 2020

47 min 42 sec

Do you normally rely on some kind of camp in the summer, either day camp or sleepaway camp? Your options may be different this summer, but some camps are still happening, and there are now many virtual camp options as well! So whether you're keeping your kids home or still want them to go to camp, we've got Mommy Poppins founder and CEO Anna Fader with us to discuss all of the summer camp 2020 options!You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Jun 2020

44 min 54 sec

Raising kids who aren't racists seems like a good enough goal for white parents, but it simply isn't enough. How do you raise a child who is actively anti-racism? We talk about that and more with writer and activist Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs.You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news! 

Jun 2020

42 min 46 sec

Rob Kenney has taken YouTube by storm in the most unexpected way: this soft-spoken, humble dad is helping kids (and adults) tackle everyday problems with his new channel, 'Dad, How Do I?' And we got to interview him about his own life, why he started making his helpful videos, and how he's handling his new fame.You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Jun 2020

44 min 36 sec

For many working parents with school-age kids, summer camp is essential, whether it's day camp or sleepaway camp. And with most camps closed this summer, many parents are facing the harsh reality of continuing to work at home with their children underfoot. So what can they do? You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

May 2020

37 min 46 sec

Anxiety in kids is through the roof right now. Even kids who have shown no anxious behavior in the past are having meltdowns and trouble coping, and freaking out over little things. What's the best way to talk to them about masks and germs and the uncertainty of the future, without making things worse? We brought in an expert: child psychologist, professor, and author Dr. Abigail Gewirtz.You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

May 2020

37 min 30 sec

If you don't have a will, you're leaving your loved ones extra things to deal with at a difficult time. And what about access to your accounts? Living wills? Power of attorney? Many people put off taking care of these things because they're afraid it will be complicated and expensive. But for most people, a lot of the paperwork having to do with wills and estate planning can be taken care of online, quickly and easily, and often for free. We brought in an expert to tell you how, including how to talk to your family about it. You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

May 2020

40 min 21 sec

Chances are, most of the pictures you take are with a cell phone camera. But are you using the right mode? Should you be zooming in or leaving extra space around your subject? Is portrait mode really the best for portraits? And where's the best place to store all of those pictures after you take them? We're getting all of the best digital photography tips from expert Ant Pruitt about how to to take good pictures with an Android or iPhone camera.You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

May 2020

38 min 37 sec

Amy Shey Jacobs is one of the most successful party and wedding planners in the business. When the lockdown started, she got right to work, coming up with innovative virtual party plans and online birthday celebration ideas!You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

May 2020

50 min 13 sec

Whether you're used to taking your mother out to brunch, stopping by with a cake, or going shopping with your own kids, Mother's Day is going to be different this year. So we've rounded up some great ideas for a virtual Mother's Day!You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Apr 2020

26 min 26 sec

You're stuck at home with your kids, so you might as well get them to help you around the house! In this popular episode, Dr. Deborah Gilboa ("Ask Doctor G") tells us the genius method she uses to manage chores for her family.You can see the original show notes here.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Apr 2020

43 min 4 sec

We're cooped up. Our kids are missing out on normal life. We're worried about money and jobs and school and the future. Our guest Michelle Ruiz had her first meltdown early, and the article she wrote about it really resonated with moms around the country.You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news! 

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Apr 2020

36 min 46 sec

Cookbook author and New York Times food writer Melissa Clark is here to help us through the cooking part of this lockdown, telling us about her favorite pantry staples, which foods she thinks cook best in the Instant Pot, and a bit about her new cookbook, Dinner in French!You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Apr 2020

43 min 25 sec

You're all home, getting on each other's nerves. Your kids have questions that you don't have answers to right now. Nobody knows how to behave, because none of us have ever been through this! So what do you do? We brought on the awesome Doctor G to help us navigate this time of uncertainty.You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Mar 2020

39 min 41 sec

Are you suddenly sharing a dining room table "office" with your kids as they figure out "distance learning"? Has your home life been turned upside-down by the Coronavirus outbreak and school closings? We have middle school teacher Leticia Barr on the show to help us navigate this confusing new world.You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Mar 2020

26 min 16 sec

There's a lot of confusing, inaccurate, panicky, and downright false information out there about Covid-19. So we were fortunate to get pediatrician Dr. Nadeen White to clear things up for us with a Coronavirus update for parents.You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Mar 2020

35 min 18 sec

Should middle school girls be made to say yes at a school dance, even if they don't want to dance with a boy who asks? One school decided that everyone had to say yes, and one mom had a big problem with that. Was this an important lesson in being kind, or just another example of how men are taught from an early age that they can have whatever they want from women?You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Mar 2020

30 min 56 sec

When you think of STEM, do you automatically think of coding? We talked with Marti Skold-Jordan from Honeywell about how the company is using a week-long space camp experience to introduce kids to all kinds of STEM careers in an exciting, hands-on way.Thanks so much to this week's sponsor, KiwiCo! Go to KiwiCo.com/parenting and get your first month FREE on select crates.You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Feb 2020

24 min 6 sec

Are your kids on TikTok? (The answer is probably!) Most adults are pretty clueless about this insanely popular app, so we're talking with Barbara Jones, founder of Outshine Talent and manager of two of the hottest TikTokers, sisters Charli D'Amelio and Dixie D'Amelio. She tells us the basics of the TikTok app, best practices for using it, and what's it's like to get instant TikTok fame.You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Feb 2020

34 min 34 sec

Need new winter-related ideas for what to do on a snowy day inside with your kids? How about outdoor snow activities that involve science? The Polar Vortex is back, but we’ve got you covered with the best indoor and outdoor snow day activities!You can see the original show notes here.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Feb 2020

34 min 15 sec

Parenting adult children is hard: you no longer have the day-to-day involvement you once had, and the stakes are so much higher than when they were little! So how do you cope?You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Feb 2020

34 min 40 sec

Guided meditation can reduce stress, improve sleep, increase attention span, and more. But how do you use guided meditation for kids? Special guest Anna Peterson Macsalka of Zenimal is here to tell us!You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news! 

Jan 2020

34 min 44 sec

Are you easily distracted? Whether you (or your kids!) are dealing with social media distraction, digital distraction, school or workplace distraction, or something else that's pulling your focus, author Nir Eyal and his book Indisctactable can help you control what you pay attention to!You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Jan 2020

49 min 23 sec

We're back with Suzanne Kantra of Techlicious to discuss our highlights from CES!You can go to the Parenting Bytes website for all of the links we talk about, plus an interactive transcript of the entire episode.Subscribe!Have you subscribed to Parenting Bytes on Apple Podcasts? Never miss an episode!Are you following us on Facebook? It's a great way to see what we're reading (including articles that might show up in future episodes), ask us questions, and give us feedback.Find us on Twitter for all the latest family tech news!

Jan 2020

43 min