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Christina Tynan-Wood

Columnist, freelance writer

Portland, Oregon

Christina Tynan-Wood

I have been covering technology since before Bill met Melinda and you met Google. I currently write the Family Tech column in Family Circle magazine and the Deal Seeker column at Yahoo! Tech. I also write about education, parenting, and many other topics for many other publications. Clients include Greatschools.org, Better Homes and Gardens, Popular Science, This Old House Magazine, USA Weekend, PC Magazine, PC World, Jaguar, Saks Fifth Avenue, and many others.

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Teach Your Kids to Create the Future

Written on December 5, 2013 at 12:33 pm , by Christina Tynan-Wood. And when shopping for your kids, I suggest you think about the role you can play in nurturing that sort of brilliance. You might know that much of the amazing innovation we have seen in our lives started with a famous statement by John F.
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Should I Give My Teen a Kindle Fire?

My daughter Ava (13) is an avid reader. I bought her a Kindle (2nd Generation) for Christmas two years ago and it has been her constant companion since. It helps her to read constantly because there is no pause between finishing one book and moving on to another.
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College tours for...tweens?!

By Christina Tynan-Wood At 15 years old our son, Cole, suddenly lost interest in his future. It was the summer after his freshman year of high school, and our boy, who had been dreaming about going off to college since he was in the fifth grade, started asking if college mattered.
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How Much Privacy Does My Kid Give Up in an Hour? | Common Sense Media

I'm settled in a comfy chair watching my baby (age 12) trade away her privacy as she does homework, shops, plays silly games, and exchanges mindless repartee with her friends. In an hour online, she has given up countless secrets. She doesn't know how those secrets will be used.
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