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(BPT) - Taking the driving test and earning a license is a cherished rite of passage for teenagers across the country. With their license in hand, they view the road as their gateway to independence and they eagerly look forward to what’s around the next curve. In order to do this, however, a teen must have access to a car.
(StatePoint) Being a parent in today’s technological age means having to keep your kids safe in so many new spaces. It also means being able to take advantage of new technologies to make your life a bit easier.
(StatePoint) Parenting a teenager can be an uphill battle. In addition to the problems you may have faced in your youth, a new host of issues are presented by texting, sexting, social media and cyberbullying, point out experts.
(BPT) - These days parents are expected to be everywhere at once. If you’re a parent, you know how stressful it can be to try and make the soccer game, the dance recital, prepare dinner for your family and work an eight-hour day. Just keeping track of your family’s schedules feels like another full time job.
(BPT) - Every day, millions of Americans turn to the Internet for news and entertainment and to shop. Over the years, Americans have come to trust the Internet so much, that they regularly share information about their daily lives through social media sites and with online retailers.
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Technology has swept the heartland of America, providing families new, more efficient ways to use their home computers to manage household finances, maintain personal histories and records and store precious digital photographs.
Q: I saw your video on how to turn off in-app purchases (http://youtu.be/9P4wFB6d7gM), but what if I want to allow my son to buy age appropriate items on his iPod touch but limit how much he can spend? — Daniel
The Times of London rated seven of the top 10 universities in the world as American; eighteen of the top twenty-five world universities are American; and fifty-three of the top one hundred world universities are American. Higher education in America is considered the best in the world.
The issue of illegal immigration is wrought with strong emotions and political divisiveness – no one understands this more than the citizens of Arizona. Yet, legal immigration has also played an undeniably important role in the shaping of our nation’s history and culture; many of us owe our present American identity to immigrants from a not-so-distant ancestry. I see no reason for tension between our heritage of welcoming immigrants and our bedrock commitment to upholding the rule of law.
In a time when almost everyone has access to a computer, whether you want them to or not, parents are looking for newer and better ways to monitor their children online.
Is Christmas really the most wonderful time of the year, as crooned by Andy Williams nearly 50 years ago?
In a quandary over vote on Prop 100 funds
The Oro Valley Community Foundation is embarking upon a $750,000 fund-raising campaign to improve the technology available to students and teachers in the Amphitheater School District.
I've been a recovering fidgeter for decades, but some recently released research findings support my constant gotta-be-doing-something persona as being potentially healthy. This information is contrary to the long-standing mindset held by parents, teachers and a sizeable portion of the professional medical community.
Letters to the editor published in the September 9, 2009, edition of The Explorer.
Sooner or later, each of us experiences stress in our lives, and age doesn’t guarantee a free pass for anyone. But at some point stress seems to have a significant impact on nearly all retirees, and the holidays seem to be the historic time for this to occur.
November 29, 2006 - The science teacher hurriedly fixed her hair before the bell rang and summoned two dozen 14-year-olds to her classroom.
November 22, 2006 - Oro Valley Vice Mayor Terry Parish set off a First Amendment debate at the Nov. 15 council meeting, but the rest of the town council didn't seem to want to hear it.