Kids

Mission Bit (CBS SF)

Students Rising Above Teach Low-Income Kids How To Code

(KPIX 5) — Good computer literacy is vital nowadays, especially in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. Stevon Cook knows this firsthand. He is the CEO of Mission Bit, a small startup with big goal: […]

08/14/2015

A woman paints a spiral on a clay plate (credit: DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)

Best DIY Pottery In The Bay Area

The Do-It-Yourself, or DIY, mantra has swept this generation and enabled anyone to do anything. You can research, read, or even watch videos online to learn or teach yourself anything from learning computer programs, cooking, or working on your car, and for artists looking to stretch out their pottery creativity, the choices are boundless

08/10/2015

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3 Things You Should Never Do While Potty Training

Want to know what to avoid while potty training your toddler? Jamie Glowacki, author of “Oh Crap! Potty Training” shares her insight with these three no-nos.

07/24/2015

How To Freeze You Kid's Credit

How I Forced Credit Bureaus To Freeze My Child’s Credit

When I first began covering credit freezes, I was shocked that the bureaus would not let me freeze my child’s credit, widely believed to be the single best tool to prevent financial ID theft.

07/23/2015

Indian workers answer telephone calls at a call-centre in Gurgaon on the outskirts of New Delhi. (FINDLAY KEMBER/AFP/Getty Images)

Foreign Call Center Workers Ask For Social Security Numbers Without Giving Their Own Identities

By now, most people know that their social security number is the key to their identity, so they need to be very judicious about who they share it with. So imagine my surprise when I discovered that the credit bureaus required me to give my number to an unidentified foreign call center rep.

07/21/2015

A child plays on a sunny beach. (NewsMom.com)

Avoid Harmful Chemicals In Your Kids’ Sunscreens – What To Look For

There are chemicals in many sunscreens that can be harmful to kids’ developing bodies.

07/14/2015

Redmond Collins (CBS)

Bat-Wielding 13-Year-Old Called Hero For Foiling Burglar Who Walked Into Antioch Home

Police arrested a man after he allegedly entered a home Monday morning but fled when three kids and a dog inside the home startled him.

06/23/2015

San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

New Policy Lets Kids As Young As 16 Make Solo Visits To Parents, Siblings In SF Jail

Children as young as 16 with parents or siblings in jail will be able to make solo visits under policies enacted Monday by the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department.

06/09/2015

Children playing at school. (CBS)

California Summer Camps Running Without Licenses?

The camps taking in children this summer may not be regulated by the state, or even have a license in California.

06/01/2015

Why I Declared Our Bedroom A Wireless-Free Zone #NewsMom

Why I Declared Our Bedroom A Wireless-Free Zone

While covering a story on cell phone radiation, reporter Julie Watts asks a personal aside: “How dangerous is it that I keep two cellphones and a wireless baby monitor in our bedroom where my child sleeps? ” The response prompted her to declare her bedroom wireless-free.

05/20/2015

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