$1,000.00 Giveaway Winners

I wanted to take a moment and thank all of you who participated in the $1,000 software giveaway last month. The staff at PTK and SpectorSoft just called me today to let us know they’ve picked the winners of the software! We’d like to thank all of you who registered for the giveaway and let you know who the winners are. The winners are: Josh Janssen Cherie Robinson Kostya Rofolfo Navalon Jaye Eden Christen Dole Sylvia White Gina McLean Skie Jenson Lisa Eldredge Each of them won their choice of SpectorSoft programs to protect their computers! Thanks again to all of you who entered, who shared the page and the promotion, and thanks to the awesome team over at ParentingTodaysKids.com and SpectorSoft for running the promotion!

Peeling Back The Curtain – Things You Don’t Want to Know About the Internet

Preface: Warning:The contents of this article are not for the faint of heart. It’s disturbing, and not appropriate for children. Read it at your own risk. I originally approached my editors and publishers with the idea for this article because I feel most of our society is numb to things we should never let ourselves get desensitized to. The short version of the story is: they don’t feel their software offers a solution to the problem and therefore it’s too incendiary an article to publish just for the sake of shocking readers. I personally DO think their software is a great tool to battle what you’re about to see, but out of respect for their wishes, I’m leaving that part of the article out. Peeling Back The Curtain Forget what you think you know of the Internet. Forget the world of fun kid’s games and little Mary chatting with her friends … Read the rest…

$1000.00 Free Software Giveaway!

It doesn’t always hurt being famous for awhile. Some good can sometimes come out of it. Earlier today I shared that you viewers made it possible for us to become the #11 in the nation for donations made to the MDA this year. A couple hours later, I get a call from SpectorSoft. They came up with this idea all on their own as a way to thank you guys for your support of their software. SpectorPro and Eblaster are two of the  best parental monitoring tools out there for protecting your kids. Hands-down, they simply rock compared to the others. What’s the downside? Well, part of being the best is spending a lot of money in research and development and that translates into a higher cost for the consumer when the product comes to the market. So, in short, the programs are out of the budget for some families … Read the rest…

6 Months, Life Changes

I’m going to start referring to time in BY and AY terms before long. Before Youtube/After YouTube. Who ever could imagine something like a YouTube video would change someone’s life like it has our lives around here. It certainly happens every day all across the world. One individual or another posts something on YouTube that changes their lives forever. I just never thought I’d meet anyone affected in such a way; much less become one of “those” people. lol Well, today it’s official. I’ve been drafted! The editors and staff over at ParentingTodaysKids.com reached out to me awhile back and asked me to consider being a regular columnist. I thought about it for a long time, talked to my wife about it, my friends about it, and I’ve decided to take them up on their offer. I have a lot of people that choose to read what I write, for … Read the rest…

Protect Your Kids. Save Money While Doing It!

Ok, almost a month of working just paid off! After my initial response to the question of “What is your best advice to parents of kids in social media?” I got a TON of email responses wondering what software I would recommend to parents. I initially held off telling people about it because, quite honestly it’s not the cheapest one out there but it IS HANDS DOWN the best one out there. (And I know, because first – it’s my job to know, and second – because I’ve used them all over the years myself with my own kids and employees.) Fast forward a month later and I’ve managed to get the company to do a temporary price drop, for my viewers only. Through March 31, 2012, I was able to get a them to agree to a 40% price cut across the board on ALL their software. This is … Read the rest…

Can you send your kids to bed without dinner?

A gentleman by the name of Max wrote a blog post commenting on one of my own. (Thank you Max, by the way. It was a great article!) At the end of the article he mentioned something I’ve heard come up lately and people have asked my opinion on it. The issue is sending your children to bed without dinner. Author’s note: I find it, and I’m not sure why, less polite to use the word “kid” instead of “children” or “child.” However, since I seem to be writing about them a lot lately, I’m going to simply state that I’m using the word “kid” because I don’t feel like typing the extra five characters every time I mention it. Hope that’s ok…  I guess there is probably more than one approach to this question. Qualifying questions have to be asked, such as “What is the reason for sending your … Read the rest…

From one Parent to Another – Protect Your Kids

Lots of you out there have seen my page about eBlaster and I would LOVE IT if you’d share your stories of using the program so other parents out there can see how it’s helped you and your family.

I’m going to share some other stories from others, posted from the eBlaster webpage when I get the time, but I feel it better to start with my own. This is too long to put on the eBlaster page on our site… no one would ever read it, so I’m giving it it’s own page here.

Why Even Do This?

After my video went viral on Facebook and I refused to do press interviews I started receiving emails from the press asking me to answer questions. I agreed to do it in public on my Facebook wall, so my words couldn’t get twisted up or taken out of context. I got lots of press requests, a ridiculously high amount, from the USA, Canada, Germany, and a ton of other countries. To date I still haven’t been able to respond to them all. There just isn’t enough hours in the day.

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