How technology impacts Chicago families
2:26 PM - March 6
From computers to smartphones, technology is inescapable. But some simple rules can prevent it from interfering with healthy relationships.
Raising tech crazy tots in Chicago
11:26 AM - February 18
This month, Plugged-in Parent features an issuing facing more and more parents: Use of computers in day care and preschool.
When should I unfriend my kid's Facebook friends?
12:35 PM - August 27
If your kid breaks off a friendship with a group, some of whom you're connected to on Facebook, should you remove them from your Facebook friend list?
How to make sure your child is safe playing Xbox or PlayStation Live
10:45 AM - July 8
Stick close to ratings and follow these simple guidelines to keep your gamers safe from other players.
A guide to iTunes U for kids and families
11:32 AM - June 18
Summer learning is a lot easier with help from iTunes U.
Chicago photographers share the best places for family photos
12:17 PM - May 29
It's finally summer and time to capture favorite memories as you take in the fun. Four pros trade secrets on how to capture the perfect photo.
Should your kids be using Instagram?
12:46 PM - April 30
In this month's Plugged-In Parent column, Sharon Miller Cindrich tackles what you need to know before letting your kids join Instagram.
Turn your smartphone photos into prints and books
12:30 PM - March 8
Make something great with those adorable photos of your family with these easy-to-use apps.
Chicago teen with autism blogs in real-time about neighborhood crime
3:52 PM - March 6
Armed with a police scanner and a dedication to civic duty, Timmy Granzow has become a guardian for his community.
The problem with hyper-connected kids in the digital age
12:40 PM - March 6
How to know when it's time to unplug your kids and what to do with screen-less time.