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Parenting in the Digital Age

There’s no denying that being a parent has changed a lot in the past 20-30 years. Since most teens tend to stay in front of a gadget instead of going outside and play, it can be very hard for a parent to use the same approach as a few decades ago.

Being a parent nowadays can be overwhelming especially since it can be very hard to limit our kids when it comes to smartphone usage. Such devices have become a necessity and while they do a lot of good, they can also harm kids as well.

It can be hard to find the perfect balance between being a great parent all while offering your child the freedom he wants. And with the digital addiction being one of the major issues that teenagers have to face nowadays, it can be very challenging for a parent to find the right approach in this digital age.

We thought long and hard about parenting in the digital age here at Family Orbit and with that in mind we created our latest Infographic. Here you can find out more about teens and smartphones, what digital addiction means for kids, what sexting does to them and how online predators can affect their lives! At the end of the Infographic you can also find some of the best digital parenting techniques that will help you keep your child safe, techniques that will help you obtain incredible results in a short amount of time.  Infographic provided by http://blog.familyorbit.com/

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American Families & Multigenerational Home Plans: A Changing Household

Did you know that about 1/6th of America’s population live in multigenerational households? Families cite many benefits when choosing this arrangement, from economic benefits to maintaining closer connections with family members. In this Infographic we explore America’s shift toward multigenerational living as well as the many beneficial features included within multigenerational home plans.

Houseplans.co offers a variety of multigenerational home plans that include features such as dual master suites on the main floor, shared living areas and much more!

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Cost of Halloween in the US

The Cost of Halloween in the US is staggering, it’s almost scary how much the average American is willing to spend on Halloween.  Do you know how many pounds of pumpkins are sold? You could make a lot of pumpkin pies or it could buy you a really nice car. I love the information here, did you know what is the top selling candy?  I will give you a hint, “it will melt in your mouth but not in your hands”.   The Price Gun Store has created this fun infographic go here to find out more about what they do.

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Brits Abroad Infographic

Brits Abroad infographic by abta.com will take you to new heights.  Wether you are looking for a vacation, wedding venue or honeymoon spot, you will learn all the top destinations.  ABTA Travel knows what they are talking about, they have been at the heart of travel for over 60 years, make sure to check them out.  Now after looking at this infographic located here, I would love to take a ski trip this winter, now I know that France has the top two destinations, which would suit me just fine.

Where do you want to go and how do you want to get there?

 

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Build a Deck to Expand Your Outdoor Living Space

Build a Deck, to expand your outdoor living space, if you have ever asked yourself that question then this infographic by Rick’s Custom Fencing and Decking is the one for you.  Building a deck is a perfect building block to begin creating a personalized outdoor area.  Do you know what you want?  Do you know what type of wood you want? do you know what will get your return on investment? I know I didn’t until I read this.  Also go to Rick’s Custom Fencing and Decking for more information, I did, and now I not only want a new deck, I also want a pergolas over it, what about you?

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Hydronic Radiant Heating: How it Works, Pros & Cons, And More

Hydronic Radiant Heating, this infographic  helps us understand how it works and the pros & cons of it.  I absolutely love this infographic and it’s timing couldn’t be more perfect.  I was just thinking this morning, as it is getting colder out there, that I sure wished my floor were warmer as I made coffee, it sure would make it more enjoyable.  Now that I have all this information I can make a more educated choice and find the right contractor for me.

You can read this infographic here or go to Imagine Energy to find out more about all kinds of other energy sources.

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