UNICEF launched an emotional campaign to create awareness amongst parents regarding violent behavior against children. The film depicts the perception of children on how they are being brought up and the effect of violence against them. Unfortunately, in Lebanon and across several surrounding countries, violent behavior against children is still tolerated and somehow still considered as part the cultural values and norms in the upbringing of children. Every one of us has a childhood story to tell that includes some…
I'm blessed with two beautiful children, Mary-Jo (11) and Anthony (8). As a parent, you can never love one kid more than another. Each child will occupy a special place in your heart and affect your life in their particular way. However, there are certain unique things that you experience with your little girl, and only dads with girls can understand and relate to: 1- Pink, Pink, Pink A computer displays about 16.8 million colors; a little girl sees only…
The first thing you do when you become a parent is think about your child's education. Even before they are born, you look for the best school to enroll them in, head to your bank in order to open a college savings account and register them in all sorts of social activities to learn music, sports, languages, etc.
Dimples is a cool Kickstarter project for parents with babies. The app uses facial recognition to identify a smile and automatically takes a burst of photos within the mobile app. The app is easy to use, just set up your phone in front of your baby and open the app. It will automatically take a series of pictures when your baby smiles, all you need to do is to review the photos taken and select the ones you like. Dimples…
Let’s face it. Most kids nowadays have smartphones at a younger age. A few years back, it wasn’t common to see a 16-year-old with a phone; now most 12-year-olds have smartphones, and many of them are subject to being targeted by online predators, sex offenders, and pedophiles. Whether you gave your kids a phone to check on them when they go out with friends, call you after school activity, keep in touch when they go to summer camp, or you…
I am a big supporter of tech-related projects that aim at educating kids. Today, technology is no longer a luxury; it's a way of living, integrated into everything we do. Teaching kids how to code will surely give them an advantage and make them better equipped for the future. Code Angel is a small project on KickStarter with big potential. Its financial goals are modest; they have already reached their initial objective. But, this is a project worth backing. The…
Who of us didn't play slot-car racing as a kid? Remember those black plastic tracks that we used to put together, the small miniature cars speeding down the circuit, the handheld speed controller and the metallic strip with a grove that powered the car and kept it on track? Today, you can now relive the slot-car experience with a modern, techie and state-of-the-art interactive gameplay. Anki Overdrive is a classic miniature action-packed car racing game with a futuristic twist.
This dad is funny! He is challenging his kids to write the exact instructions for making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Throughout the video, the dad will be following the exact steps as specified by the children in an attempt to prepare his lunch. The results are hilarious. I want to try this with my kids. :)
With all the technology and gadgets around us, it’s not easy choosing a techie gift for kids anymore. Most of the time we end up getting a useless toy, a cliche item like a PS4 game or something that is not age appropriate and might need adult supervision. I've compiled a list of some of the best tech gadgets available for kids of all ages. Note that the below items are based on online availabilities and prices, since they might vary from one country to…
As a techie person, I can’t help but notice the huge online and social media gap that exists between many parents and their kids. This is due to several factors, most are originating from the parents’ side. Whether the parents are technically challenged, don't have an online presence, are not up-to-date with the latest trends and platforms or simply just lack the proper communication with their kids on all things digital. Being a dad for a 10 and 7 year-old…