Carolyn Jabs

Texting after bedtime? Even worse, while driving? Even the best-behaved kids can run into trouble with cell phone. Here are five questions you should be asking. more

Apr 27, 2010 12:49 PM General Parenting

If you are thinking about how to reduce your carbon footprint, start with the family computer. more

Mar 25, 2010 3:42 PM General Parenting

The challenges of searching online don't keep kids from trying, and what they are looking for may surprise you. more

Feb 18, 2010 3:42 PM General Parenting

You put gates on stairs and locks on the toilet -- but how child-proof is your computer? more

Jan 25, 2010 11:33 PM General Parenting

The best way to protect kids is to teach them to protect themselves online. Here's how. more

Sep 28, 2009 1:50 PM Chicago Parent Archives

When kids go back to school, they will certainly spend time learning the three R's. But what about the three E's? Learning to "extract, evaluate, and express" helps kids make the most of information overload. more

Sep 1, 2009 3:37 PM Education & Workshops

Technology has a way of taking over family time. It starts innocently enough. more

Sep 1, 2009 3:25 PM Chicago Parent Archives

The number of Web sites promising to help families save money has grown more

Sep 1, 2009 3:05 PM Chicago Parent Archives

When you were in school, kids passed flirtatious or even racy notes to people they liked. more

Sep 1, 2009 2:47 PM Chicago Parent Archives