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Parenting Bytes

Parenting Bytes

From digital dilemmas like managing screen time to new apps and devices that can make parenting easier (or at least more fun) family tech expert and host Rebecca Levey, along with tech reporter Andrea Smith, mom blogger Amy Oztan and guest parenting bloggers, 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 even learn something even your digital kid didn't know!

  • Thursday, September 22nd
  • Ep 86: Should We Get Rid Of Middle Schools?

    47:46
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Today's topics couldn't be more different. First we talk about how awful middle school is, and what can be done about it. Then we discuss the 68th Emmy Awards, from the red carpet to the diversity to our favorite moments. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, September 15th
  • Ep 85: Is Sexting The New Flirting In Middle School?

    35:41
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are talking about a heavy, important topic today: middle schoolers are sexting up a storm, and the great Screen Age series in the Washington Post is tackling it by telling the story or a girl who was ostracized for being a slut when a boy sent her picture around. Special guest and author Jessica Contrera walks us through the pressures on girls these days to send "nudes." Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, September 8th
  • Ep 84: Baby Name Regret

    42:28
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey and Andrea Smith are in the studio this week, while Amy Oztan calls in from the Catskills, trying to suck a few more days out of summer. We're talking about a list of 50 things you should never say to your kids, and what happens when you regret the name you gave your kid. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, September 1st
  • Best Of: Odd Mom Out

    01:01:32
    Today we're rebroadcasting one of our favorite episodes! Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are joined by Elisa Zuritsky and Julie Rottenberg, Showrunners and Executive Producers of Odd Mom Out on Bravo, a hilarious show about a mom on the Upper East Side of NYC who doesn't fit in with her wealthy friends and relatives. We talk to Elisa and Julie about what it took to get a show like this on the air, how they try to combine being moms of young children with a punishing production schedule, and what Sex and the City - another show they worked on together - would be like today, in the era of cell phones and blogs. Plus all five of us give our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, August 25th
  • Ep 83: How To Prepare For Disasters Without Scaring Your Children

    50:05
    Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio today talking with Tanya Weinberg, Director of Media and Communications at Save the Children, about the recent flooding in Louisiana, including how your donations help and how you can prepare for a disaster in your own home. Plus, we discuss an article from the Wall Street Journal about what your teen needs from you at each stage. And our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, August 18th
  • Ep 82: Do You Have A Favorite Child?

    29:46
    Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio on this hot, sticky summer week talking about a touchy subject: the favorite child. Do you have one? Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, August 11th
  • Ep 81: We Are All Aly Raisman's Parents

    40:43
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey and Andrea Smith are in the studio today with special guest Avram Piltch, LAPTOP Mag's online editorial director. We're talking about some new features on Office 365 that claim to make you a better writer, and parents at the Olympics - both parents of Olympians, and Olympians who have children. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, August 4th
  • Ep 80: The Best Back To School Shopping Tips

    40:50
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio talking about back to school: from what your kids need to how to get those things for the best price, whether you're shopping in store or online. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, July 28th
  • Ep 79: When To Get Your Child A Smartphone

    33:42
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are talking about when to get your child a smartphone, and how much peer pressure should play into the decision. Plus, we interview author Daryn Kagan about her new book, Hope Possible. And our Bytes of the Week! 
  • Thursday, July 21st
  • Ep 78: The Importance of Empathy

    41:50
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are talking to author Dr. Michele Borba about how incredibly important it is to instill empathy in your children, and how to do it. Plus, after playing all week we give a Pokemon Go update. And our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, July 14th
  • Ep 77: All About Pokemon Go!

    39:51
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio today with a special guest, former Parenting Bytes producer Brian Coursen! And we're talking about the brand new game that has seemingly taken over the country in less than a week, Pokemon Go. Plus our non-Pokemon Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, July 7th
  • Ep 76: In Defense of Super Early Bedtimes

    34:58
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio today talking about early bedtime for kids. Is it a good idea? Is it even possible? Plus a special expanded summer Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, June 30th
  • Ep 75: Mean Girls: When To Step In?

    45:25
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio today talking with Kate Canterbury, from The Guavalicious Life, about an ugly incident her daughter had with some mean girls, and the epic Facebook discussions that followed. When do you step in and when do you let the kids work it out? We're also talking about how to deal with teenage (or parent!) cell phone data hogs, and kids and money in general. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, June 23rd
  • Ep 74: Summer STEM Projects from The Maker Mom

    33:18
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! It's just Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan in the studio today, but they're joined by a great guest, Kim Moldofsky of The Maker Mom. We'll be talking about interesting and fun things for kids to do this summer that will sneak in some STEM learning in the process. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Friday, June 17th
  • Ep 73: Exciting Summer Books for Teens and Tweens!

    43:27
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio today talking to Sandie Chen, senior book and movie reviewer for Common Sense Media, and she has some awesome book recommendations for older kids. Plus, we're talking about phones and summer camp: are you kids allowed to take their phones to camp? Do you text your kids while they're at camp? We'll let you know what we think. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, June 9th
  • Ep 72: Online Vigilantes

    37:47
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca is off this week (how dare she!), so Andrea Smith and Amy Oztan are in the studio talking with guest Amy Mascott about how to give your kids some fun activities this summer. Then we shift to the trend of Facebook Justice, where people attempt to do by viral memes and posts what they feel the police and courts aren't doing. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, June 2nd
  • Ep 71: Should You Pay Your Kids For Grades?

    44:59
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! We're in the studio today with Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan, talking about paying students to do well in school, plus what to expect when your kids go to summer camp, whether it's a day camp or sleepaway camp. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, May 26th
  • Ep 70: Got Grit?

    45:10
    Hello and welcome to our 70th episode!! We're covering two great topics today: Social Media rules for babysitters, and a thorough examination of Angela Duckworth's book about grit in Slate. Plus as many Bytes of the Week as we were able to cram in because we just wouldn’t stop talking!
  • Thursday, May 19th
  • Ep 69: Screenagers

    45:30
    Hello all, thanks for joining us! Rebecca Levey and Andrea Smith are talking to journalist Jennifer Jolly about teenage brains and the new movie 'Screenagers,' plus why giving a two-minute warning makes tech tantrums worse. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, May 12th
  • Ep. 68: How Not To Raise A Tech Entrepreneur

    39:03
    Hi and welcome! The entire Parenting Bytes crew is in the studio today with two great topics: A study about how giving young children small sips of alcohol can lead to drinking later on, and an article claiming that giving your kids tech tasks to do will help them be tech entrepreneurs later on. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, May 5th
  • Ep. 67: Awaken Summer!

    50:20
    Hi there and welcome to another exciting episode of Parenting Bytes! We're all in the studio on this gloomy day, but we're talking about things that can be warm and sunny: taking a gap year, and all of the fantastic new stuff coming up at Disney World! Plus our Bytes of the Week.
  • Thursday, April 28th
  • Ep. 66: Jeff Kinney Wants Your Kid To Be A Storyteller

    51:59
    Thanks for listening to Parenting Bytes! We're in the studio today with Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith, talking about the point of preschool crafts, plus a special interview with Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney and president of StoryArc Media Jen MacLean. And of course, our Bytes of the Week, including some great Mother's Day picks from Andrea!
  • Thursday, April 21st
  • Ep. 65: Shitty Moms

    39:44
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio this week, talking to the authors of the new book, Shitty Mom for All Seasons. Then they discuss what happens to kids' brains, emotions, and behavior when they're getting screen time. Plus our Bytes of the Weeks!
  • Thursday, April 14th
  • Ep. 64: When They Leave For College

    44:54
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio today with special guest Abby West, talking about her oldest going off to college and what that's doing about her emotionally. Then we discuss a theory of child rearing that involves no discipline, just an insane amount of positive reinforcement. Plus our Bytes of the Weeks!
  • Thursday, April 7th
  • Ep. 63: Kindles vs. Books

    37:08
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey is calling in from Miami this week (lucky - it's freezing in NYC!), while Andrea Smith and Amy Oztan are in the studio. This week we're talking about Kindles vs. books, which do we like best? Which do our kids like best? Plus Snapchat, which none of us are on, but should we be? Plus our Bytes of the Weeks!
  • Thursday, March 31st
  • Ep. 62: Parent Hacks

    37:29
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! It's just Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan in the studio today, with a very special guest calling in: Parent Hacks author Asha Dornfest! Asha tells us all about how Parent Hacks--both the website and book--came to be, and clues us in on some really helpful hacks for parents (pool noodles and vinyl tablecloths, who knew?) Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, March 24th
  • Ep 61: Let's Move!

    41:05
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! It's just Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan in the studio today, with Andrea Smith calling in because security measures would have made her commute from NJ ridiculous. So, today we talk about Amy's recent trip to the White House, the First Lady's Let's Move initiative, and some scary body trends that have hit the internet. We also talk about one baseball player's desire to bring his teenage son to work with him every day. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, March 17th
  • Ep. 60: Metric Parenting

    51:50
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! It's just Rebecca Levey and Andrea Smith in the studio today, because Amy Oztan ditched them for the White House! We'll talk more about that next week when she's back. This week we'll be talking about an article in Fast Company about how to track parenting successes and failures, and some great tech that will help you with family travel. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, March 10th
  • Ep. 59: American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers

    54:42
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! We have a special guest with us for the enter episode today, Nancy Jo Sales, journalist and author of the new book American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers. We'll be talking about that, plus Women's History Month and International Women's Day. And our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, March 3rd
  • Ep. 58: I Don't Want To Be Your Friend

    47:00
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! This week we're in our NYC studio talking about selling fundraising items for your kids--Girl Scout Cookies, wrapping paper, magazines--and what happens when your child doesn't want to be friends with someone. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, February 25th
  • Ep. 57: The Digital Divide

    46:54
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! We're in the studio this week discussing why we teach girls to be scared, and the digital divide between the home broadband haves and have-nots. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, February 18th
  • Ep. 56:Old School Meets Digital at Toy Fair

    35:01
    Hello from Toy Fair in NYC! Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are recording from the Digital Kids Conference with two very special guests. First up is Maria Bailey of Blue Suit Mom talking about the research she did on Millennial Moms. Then we talk with Tonda Bunge Sellers, who talks about the blurring lines between old-fashioned physical toys and digital toys. And our special Bytes of the Week from Toy Fair!
  • Thursday, February 11th
  • Ep. 55: How To Give Your Kids Money

    46:15
    Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio today and have a special call-in guest, Kelly Whalen from TheCentsibleLife.com, who will be talking to us about kids and allowance, including some plastic options. Then Amy and Rebecca will be talking about Valentine's Day apps for kids. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, February 4th
  • Ep. 54: Does Anyone Actually Want The New Barbie dolls?

    40:08
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are all back in the studio today, talking about the new "diverse" Barbie dolls, and how to help your kids understand politics past the insults that are being shouted by the candidates. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, January 28th
  • Ep. 53: Is Middle School Just The Worst?

    45:21
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio today, talking to special guest Kelly Wallace of CNN, who wrote a great piece about why the middle school years are the hardest on parents. We're also talking about a tragic case in London of a 14-year-old boy being killed by an older teen he met in an online gaming group. And, our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, January 21st
  • Ep. 52: Twelve Things To Know By High School

    41:00
    Hello and welcome to Parenting Bytes! Hosts Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are back from Las Vegas and in the NYC studio! This week we're talking about some of the things that we saw at CES, and an interesting article detailing twelve things every kid should know by high school. We love some of them, and have issues with a few. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Wednesday, January 13th
  • Ep. 51: Live from the Consumer Electronics Show!

    26:49
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics show, recording right from the show floor. We're talking about all sorts of products and gadgets. We're thrilled to be sponsored at CES by Lenovo, and we'll be highlighting some of the great Lenovo products that debuted at CES. We'll also be talking to Robin Raskin, founder of Living in Digital Times. Plus our Bytes of the Week - our Bytes of CES!
  • Thursday, January 7th
  • Ep. 50: That's Not How They Do It In Scandinavia

    41:36
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio for the first time this year, with special guest host Nancy Friedman! We're talking about a better way to keep kids focused during the school day, and the emotional garbage our tweens and teens dump on us. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
  • Ep. 49: Organize Your Life for 2016!

    49:30
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are in the studio for the last time this year talking about organization, parental resolutions, and parental fails!
  • Thursday, December 17th, 2015
  • Ep. 48: 2015 Year in Review - Best Bytes and Faves!

    30:44
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith have braved the crazy midtown Manhattan holiday traffic once again to bring you their favorite bytes from the past year!
  • Thursday, December 10th, 2015
  • Ep. 47: Elf on the Shelf, or Big Brother?

    43:21
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio today, with a special guest calling in: Leticia Barr of Tech Savvy Mama. We're talking about how (or even if) to punish a child who repeatedly breaks computer rules, plus whether or not Elf on the Shelf is training kids to live in a surveillance state. And our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
  • Ep. 46: Hour of Code

    41:19
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are spending this episode talking about Hour Of Code, a global movement to get people interested in coding with one-hour lessons available for free online. We're talking to Deirdre Quarnstrom, Director of Minecraft Education at Microsoft, and Mark Engleberg, inventor of Think Fun's Code Master game, an offline board game that teaches the thought processes behind coding. And as always, our Bytes of the Week!
  • Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
  • Ep. 45: Holiday Food Edition!

    38:54
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are discussing food. Thanksgiving food, holiday cooking, cool kitchen gadgets, essential kitchen tools, and more! Plus our Bytes of the Week.
  • Thursday, November 19th, 2015
  • Ep. 44: How To Talk To Kids About Tragedy

    47:23
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are in the studio today with a very special guest, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin. Michelle is the Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, and she has a significant connection to terrorism and was able to give us some excellent tips for talking to kids about tragedy. She also gave us some great insight into how to raise media literate kids. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, November 12th, 2015
  • Ep. 43: Mean Girl Moms

    41:22
    Hello and welcome to Parenting Bytes! This week we're talking about mean moms - basically grown-up mean girls who try to control their daughters' social lives by excluding certain kids. And we discuss just how creepy and sanitized Kidz Bop has become. Plus, our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, November 5th, 2015
  • Ep. 42: Screen Time For Babies?

    40:57
    Welcome to Parenting Bytes! The three of us--Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith--are in the studio today talking about two very hot topics: A new study that says a staggering number of really young kids are using technology every day, and a super-popular social media teen star is giving up her fakey-fakey social media life because she wants to be more real. Plus, our Bytes of the Week!
  • Friday, October 30th, 2015
  • EP 41: Is This Awesome Commercial Going To Reverse Barbie's Slide?

    54:36
    Hello and welcome! Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the studio talking about the most innovative products seen by our guest host Natalie Welsh-Diaz at a giant toy and gear expo in Vegas last week. Plus, we dig into how Barbie has been doing lately (not well), and talk about an incredible commercial that might reverse the slide. Plus our Bytes of the Week (warning: Amy sobbed through hers, and you might too).
  • Friday, October 23rd, 2015
  • Ep. 40: Do Your Children Owe You Money For Raising Them?

    39:09
    Welcome to our 40th episode, recorded in a brand spanking new studio - Parenting Bytes was the first podcast in! We are the inaugural butt prints in the chairs. Rebecca Levey (KidzVuz.com), Amy Oztan (SelfishMom.com) and Andrea Smith (AndreaSmith.org) had two great topics to discuss this week. First up was a study put out by google on how moms use YouTube. Second, we discuss whether or not your kids owe you money for raising them! And of course, our Bytes of the Week.
  • Thursday, October 15th, 2015
  • Ep. 39: Are Texting Teens Like Compulsive Gamblers?

    41:06
    Welcome to our latest episode of Parenting Bytes! All three of us are in the studio together (finally!). Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are discussing cell phone etiquette and a study that shows texting teens having the same symptoms as people addicted to gambling. We also talk about how Gen Xers, who were basically latchkey kids raised by hippies, have become overbearing helicopter parents. And our Bytes of the Week!
  • Friday, October 9th, 2015
  • Ep. 38: #WhatSheSaid

    41:27
    Hi everyone, it's just Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan in the studio today. But, they're joined by two awesome guests from the new TLC show #WhatSheSaid, Vera Sweeney and Audrey McClelland! Plus, we're talking about how to stake out your kids' digital footprint online, and our Bytes of the Week!
  • Friday, October 2nd, 2015
  • Ep. 37: Kids, Empathy, and Cell Phones

    40:13
    Hi everyone, we're in the studio with a special guest this week! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and special guest Nancy Friedman (FromHipToHousewife.com) discuss the connection between technology and a lack of empathy, and how completely sexist some kids Halloween costumes are. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, September 24th, 2015
  • Ep. 36: Female CEOs Are More Than Moms

    48:25
    Hi everyone, we're in the studio this week with a couple of great topics! Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith talk with Leo Ortiz from Microsoft about YouthSpark, their global initiative to get kids coding, then we talk about two recent tech conference panels where a high-level businesswoman was asked about her role as a Mommy instead of her role as a CEO. Plus our Bytes of the Week!
  • Friday, September 18th, 2015
  • Ep. 35 :Get Organized For School!

    44:50
    Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are in the studio talking about how to use tech to organize carpools, what we're looking forward to in fall TV and movies, and our Bytes of the Week!
  • Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
  • Ep. 34: How To Manage Facebook Security

    39:11
    We're back! It's almost fall, we're all back from travels and summer fun, school is starting, and we're in the studio. This week Rebecca Levey, Amy Oztan, and Andrea Smith are tackling two great topics. First up we talk to Facebook Product Manager Melissa Luu-Van about how to manage Facebook security easily, and then we discuss and NY Times article about cooking with kids (and how two out of the three of us are kind-of failing at it!!). And our Bytes of the Week!
  • Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
  • Interview with the first lady of New York City Chirlane McCray plus [Best Of] Banning Homework Episode

    56:25
    Rebecca, Andrea & Amy talk to Chirlane McCray about NYC Teen SMS, a program that allows teens to anonymously contact a crisis counselor. Also, we talk about the pros and cons of homework and whether it's necessary at all. Then we discuss the "luxury" of being a stay at home mom. Plus, should schools be spending all this money on technology? And our bytes of the week.
  • Thursday, August 27th, 2015
  • Ep. 33: Kids Talk Back

    41:29
    This week Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the NYC studio with three very special guests, their daughters! We give our kids a chance to talk about social media and other topics and totally call us out if we've been misrepresenting how we parent!
  • Monday, August 24th, 2015
  • Ep. 32: A Mother Responds

    45:10
    This week Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the NYC studio with a special guest, Jennie Baird, who wrote an amazing response to the NY Times article about college kids and suicide. They're also joined by Jordan Shapiro from Forbes.com on the phone to discuss why he doesn't like apps that control kids' screen time. And of course, our Bytes of the Week!
  • Monday, August 17th, 2015
  • Ep. 31: The Imagine Cup

    50:59
    This week Rebecca Levey and Amy Oztan are in the NYC studio, with Andrea Smith joining them on the phone to discuss The Imagine Cup, an amazing science competition sponsored by Microsoft that brings together young competitors from all over the world who are inventing mind-blowing things. They also discussed how to set up a great study space for your kids, and why it's necessary. Plus Rebecca sits down with the CEO of Wonder Workshop for a very special sponsored segment about robotics, coding, and more for kids. And of course, their Bytes of the Week! https://promosimple.com/ps/7c99
  • Thursday, August 6th, 2015
  • Ep. 30 Live from Type-A NYC

    51:33
    This week we did something special: we recorded an episode in front of a live audience from the Type-A Bootcamp (a mini-conference for bloggers), discussing the power of parents online, and how companies are getting rich off of what middle-aged women share on Facebook. We also fielded some great questions from the audience about various digital parenting issues. On the panel for this special live episode were Amy Oztan, Lance Somerfeld, Nancy Friedman, and Andrea Smith, with Rebecca Levey moderating. https://promosimple.com/ps/7c99
  • Thursday, July 30th, 2015
  • [Best Of] This week World's Worst Mom and Free Range Kids founder Lenore Skenazy.

    49:15
    Parenting Bytes is on the road this week, so please enjoy this early episode that you might have missed! This week World's Worst Mom and Free Range Kids founder Lenore Skenazy joins Rebecca, Amy and Andrea to talk about letting kids actually walk to school and play in playgrounds by themselves! We tackle the Illinois law that says school officials have the right to demand your child's social media passwords and our digital dilemma of the week - would you tell on your kids' friends if you saw them engaging in risky behavior online? Plus our Bytes of the week - from a connected baking scale to books featuring free range kids!

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