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Monday

Moods and Foods from A to Z



April is upon us, along with the annual A to Z Challenge for bloggers. This year, Practically at Home will feature favorite (and otherwise intriguing) foods throughout the month. Posts may include recipes, photos, meal ideas, food and cooking product reviews, and other foodie tidbits.

Stay tuned!

Practically at Home is participating in the April A to Z Blogging Challenge again this year. Stop on back, so you don’t miss a single post!

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Friday

Personal Space and Teenagers: Websurfing



All-over internet access may be the stickiest widget of all for parents of teenagers. High schoolers (and even middle schoolers) increasingly carry wifi-ready devices into the classroom and everywhere else these days. In fact, many schools require this.

How much parental control is too much, and how much is not enough?

  1. Is your teen allowed to use the internet without any supervision?
  2. If not, what rules do you have? How do you enforce these?
  3. Do you check the browser history on your teen’s computer, tablet, cell phone, or other internet access device?
    Have you insisted on content controls for these tools?
  4. Do you allow your teen to access the internet in a private spot?
  5. Have you ever blocked a website on your teen’s internet usage device?
  6. Does your teen have access to your computer, tablet, cell phone, or other internet access device?
  7. How about your passwords? Are they auto-fills, or do you have to type them in?

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Thursday

Personal Space and Teenagers: TV





Television, movies, and video games capture tons of time for many teenagers. Maybe that’s largely why they become the stuff of so much family controversy. OK, perhaps the ever-increasing gore, obscenity, and violence have something to do with that.

In any case, the world of video raises lots of questions for parents of teens.

  1. Do you have cable tv, satellite tv, or wifi in your home? Have you installed any parental controls on this?
  2. Does your teen have a TV, video recorder, video game console, DVD player, or similar device in his or her own bedroom?
  3. How about in a secluded spot in your home?
  4. Or a personal device with these capabilities?
  5. Is he or she allowed to use this in isolation or only under supervision?
  6. Do you know what programs, applications, or access his or her devices contain?
  7. Have you ever restricted the use of such devices for disciplinary purposes?
  8. What would you do (or what did you do), if you discovered activity or content that you found offensive, dangerous, or otherwise troublesome?

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Wednesday

Personal Space and Teenagers: Spending




How much financial oversight should parents do, when it comes to teens and their own money? Surely, families come to different sorts of agreements on this matter. But plenty of questions may arise.


  1. Does your teen earn his or her own money? What happens to it?
  2. Do you require your teen to budget and save some of his or her earnings?
  3. If your teen receives money as a gift, such as for a birthday or holiday, do you insist he or she puts some of it into a bank account or other savings spot?
  4. Does your teen receive an allowance at home?
  5. Do you pay him or her for completing special chores or projects?
  6. Do you know roughly how much money your teen possesses at any given time?
  7. Does your teen have a checkbook? How about a debit card?
  8. Have you ever questioned significant purchases your teen has made?
  9. What would you do, if you discovered your teen had a sudden windfall, but could not explain the source of it?
  10. Are you confident that your teen can be responsible with his or her own money?




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