Child welfare

At What Age Should a Kid Have a Cell Phone and Why?
The digital age has presented parents with many challenges when it comes to keeping our kids safe.
According to ooma.com, " American kids spend 6-9 hours per day on the internet, 56% of children 8-12 own cell phones, and 21% of children under 8 use them"...
Portland May Raise the Age to Buy Smokes. Yay or Nay? [POLL]
City leaders in Portland want to raise the age to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21. The topic will be discussed at the Health and Human Services meeting tonight. About 100 other towns have raised the age to buy smokes, including Manhattan, Chicago and Boston...
What Your Babysitter May Want You to Know!
We love our babysitters! They are sweet and fun and responsible. They are a treat for the kids! If Kelsey, Stella or Alyx are coming to play so that Mark and I can have a few hours alone, the kids are psyched! I found some tips from babysitters so I thought I would share them, they make a …