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Terry Doherty
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Terry Doherty

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I am a WAHM Mom who turned her passion for literacy and reading into a nonprofit (501c3) for family literacy. By profession, I was a national security research and policy analyst ... until the day I took the title "Mom."

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Parent literacy expert
Qualifications:
  • Masters of Science, Strategic Intelligence Bachelor of Arts, English (Cumma Sum Laude)
Working for:
The Reading Tub ( thereadingtub.com )

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  • Questions 0
  • Answers 18
  • Followers 8
  • Follows 7
  • Votes given 16
  • Votes received 26
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01Oct
What rules do you put in place for your children using social media?

We really focus on protecting personal details and not accepting or adding someone unless you know them in real life. Period. I must also be among ...

01Oct

A good list of fairly broad rules (that could be altered to suit the specific child involved) are: * Do not add, or accept, a friend on any social ...

21Apr
My 6-year-old niece loves fashion, are there any good websites or apps to help her design her own clothes?

If she is interested in wearing her own designs, I'd recommend that she visits fashionplaytes.com. My daughter LOVED the website, and she even spent ...

12Apr
Will your kids pay to message celebrities?

If we let her, yes, I'm afraid so. The 11YO found a Disney Celeb on Google+ and added her to her circles and Poof! they were "friends."

12Apr
Should we install Adblock Plus in browsers that children use?

My answer would be no. I tried Adblock Plus on my computer (I work from home) and it was a disaster. Can't tell you how many problems I had and ...

22Mar
How can a father be involved with his child's life during his office hours?

I can think of a couple ... 1. Dad can make a recording of his child's favorite books so that s/he can listen to them and hear dad's voice. 2. Write ...

25Feb
How effective kids-friendly web browsers really are in keeping children away from inappropriate content on the web?

In our experience, no, they have not protected our child. We've tried everything from specific browsers to setting "high security" for keywords, etc. ...

21Feb
Do school-to-home websites favour tech savvy families?

Both @AnitaNaik and @ValerieThompson hit the nail on the head: not everyone has access to the internet. As much as I would love to have more content ...

21Feb

Virtual learning environments can certainly benefit pupils, but if families don’t understand the system – or don’t have internet access – ...

21Feb

I totally agree that many schools could do so much more to help parents support their children's learning. And a one size fits all approach will ...

16Feb

I have a few concerns about this model. My first concern is the security of the technology. Have you ever had your Twitter account hacked? I have. It ...

16Feb

Based on experience and opinion...I have found it is never a good idea to veer too far to one side or the other. Teenagers are typically looking for ...

16Feb
Should you let your child free on YouTube?

So glad you brought up the comments @AidenThreadgold ... they are just outrageous. There is a teacher-run site that uses YouTube videos but strips ...

16Feb

I agree with the comments posted, and don't think I can add much more regarding the videos on Youtube. Something that seems to have escaped peoples ...

16Feb

The sensible answer here has to be no, the more realistic answer is this is something many parents do. I myself am guilty as charged, ...

16Feb

YouTube is without doubt a fantastic resource, BUT I think it's also entirely unsuitable for kids to use unsupervised. The "related videos" links can ...

16Feb
How can we encourage children to exhibit good grammar when there is such disrespect for language rules across social media?

I particularly lament the passing of the adverb. May it rest in peace. - Amen

16Feb

Also an English major, I do have a high regard for grammar and its correct usage. I do break the rules on my blog from time to time for impact, but I ...

Q: What rules do you put in place for your children using social media?

A: We really focus on protecting personal details and not accepting or adding someone unless you know them in real life. Period. I must also be among ...

3 years ago

Q: My 6-year-old niece loves fashion, are there any good websites or apps to help her design her own clothes?

A: If she is interested in wearing her own designs, I'd recommend that she visits fashionplaytes.com. My daughter LOVED the website, and she even spent ...

3 years ago

Q: Will your kids pay to message celebrities?

A: If we let her, yes, I'm afraid so. The 11YO found a Disney Celeb on Google+ and added her to her circles and Poof! they were "friends."

3 years ago

Q: Should we install Adblock Plus in browsers that children use?

A: My answer would be no. I tried Adblock Plus on my computer (I work from home) and it was a disaster. Can't tell you how many problems I had and ...

3 years ago

Q: How can a father be involved with his child's life during his office hours?

A: I can think of a couple ... 1. Dad can make a recording of his child's favorite books so that s/he can listen to them and hear dad's voice. 2. Write ...

4 years ago

Q: How effective kids-friendly web browsers really are in keeping children away from inappropriate content on the web?

A: In our experience, no, they have not protected our child. We've tried everything from specific browsers to setting "high security" for keywords, etc. ...

4 years ago

Q: Do school-to-home websites favour tech savvy families?

A: Both @AnitaNaik and @ValerieThompson hit the nail on the head: not everyone has access to the internet. As much as I would love to have more content ...

4 years ago

Q: Should you let your child free on YouTube?

A: So glad you brought up the comments @AidenThreadgold ... they are just outrageous. There is a teacher-run site that uses YouTube videos but strips ...

4 years ago

Q: Should ISPs take more responsibility for protecting children?

A: I guess I'm going to be in the minority. While I agree with what y'all are saying in large part, I would also like to see an ISP provide a parallel ...

4 years ago

Q: Should more tech companies donate products to schools?

A: Google isn't the first, because Microsoft / Bill Gates did it too (to counter Apple's expansion). Businesses (or people for that matter) rarely do ...

4 years ago

Q: Are there any fun, inexpensive home science experiments parents can do for their young kids?

A: I'll second Roberto's recommendation for ...

4 years ago

Q: Is the Kindle suitable for children?

A: Ironically, we've had the opposite experience. We *thought* our child would be more inclined to do her required reading on our Nook (same diff) but ...

4 years ago

Q: Should you read your child's texts?

A: Absolutely ... They need to understand that you are paying the bills and most likely bought the device they are using. As a minor, they have no ...

4 years ago

Q: Can I password-protect the appstore on my child's iPod?

A: I agree with Jiri. My daughter's iPod is attached to my Apple account. She (11YO) has to give me the device and I type in the password ... which also ...

4 years ago

Q: If you had to suggest three small steps to improve teachers-parents collaboration, what would they be ?

A: As Jonathan points out, you have to start with "C" (communication) and then go back to A (assistance) and B (balance ). Our school gives the kids a ...

4 years ago

Q: Are there any good digital libraries for children's books?

A: Here's another one: The International Children's Digital Library - http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ Languages include English, French, Russian, and ...

4 years ago

Q: At what age should children have a Facebook account?

A: Thirteen may be perfect for some and too early for others. What bothers me most about these "under-age" kids with Facebook accounts where Mom and Dad ...

4 years ago

Q: How can we encourage children to exhibit good grammar when there is such disrespect for language rules across social media?

A: As an English major, nothing bothers me more than language misuse and abuse. With our now 11-year-old we do what we have always done ... repeat the ...

4 years ago

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