Create Your Family’s Media Use Plan!

From TV to smartphones to social media, our lives are dominated by 24/7 media exposure. Despite this, many children and teens have few rules around their media use.

ChoreMonster App

Are you having trouble getting your children to do their chores? You should an the ChoreMonster app that was recommended by one of our parents. ChoreMonster is a app available online, or for your iPhone or Windows phone.

How does it work?

For parents, you can quickly schedule chores to be done with point values. When your child says they are done, you approve and then they get their points. Add rewards that your kids can “purchase” from their point collection. A reward can be anything from a fun activity, money, gift, or camping trip.

For kids, they sign into the ChoreMonster mobile or web app that is easy to navigate for kids. They will see their chores for the day. Once they have completed the chore, they mark it with a “thumbs up”. They can save up their points for a reward. After each chore they also get to spin the wheel that gives new monsters for them to collect.

Visit them online for more information. You can also see the screen shots below to see inside the app.

CareZone App

CareZone makes it easier to stay organized and effective when caring for a parent, child, or someone in need. From your computer, smartphone or tablet you can safely organize files, contacts, and medications, and coordinate with family and other caregivers using a shared calendar and journal.

Features include:

  • Journal
  • Photos & Files
  • To-dos
  • Sharing
  • Calendar
  • Notes
  • Contacts
  • Medications

You can also keep your family’s info with you whenever you go with the CareZone App.

CareZone and the CareZone apps are currently free and comes with no advertisement. To read their FAQs, click here.

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Guided Access (Kid’s Mode) for iPhones, iPads, and iPods

Kid’s mode, or guided access, locks your device into one app and disables the home button, on/off button, and volume button. Guided access gives you the piece of mind when your little one is using your IOS device.

To use guided access:

Tap Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access. From here you can:

  • Turn Guided Access on or off
  • Set a passcode that controls the use of Guided Access and prevents someone from leaving an active session
  • Set whether the device can go to sleep during a session

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To Start a Guided Access Session

  • Open the app you want to run.
  • Triple-click the Home button.
  • Adjust settings for the session, then click Start

To Disable app controls and areas of the app screen

  • Circle any part of the screen you want to disable.
  • Use the handles to adjust the area.

End a Guided Access session

  • Triple-click the Home button.
  • Enter the Guided Access passcode.

[note title=”More Information”]You can read more about protecting your IOS devices and ask questions by visiting their support center.[/note]

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We look forward to connecting and sharing with you on Pinterest.

FluView National Flu Activity Map

The FluView National Flu Activity Map is a complementary widget to the state-by-state flu map widget introduced in the 2007-2008 flu season. This interactive map allows users to see the most recent seasonal influenza activity map for the entire country as well as the activity levels from previous weeks in the current flu season.


KidsDoc Symptom Checker

The KidsDoc Symptom Checker is a graphical drawing of a child that allows you to hover over the portion of the body where your child is experiencing symptoms. You then click on the section to display a list of symptoms and select the symptom from the list. There is also a complete A-Z list of symptoms.

[info]HealthyChildren.org – Symptom Checker.[/info]