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By Daddy Clay Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Sooner or later kids have to have their own accounts. Whether it’s email, Google, Amazon or iTunes, kids eventually grow up and need to begin accumulating their own digital goods in their own inboxes and libraries. The question is, at what age is this appropriate?
The standard answer here is pretty easy. Because of the provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), any site that collects personal information cannot offer services to customers under 13 years of age. As a result, almost any popular web site has clear terms of service that state that nobody under 13 can have an account — notably Facebook, Google, and iTunes. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Brad Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
From the Wizards of Waverley Place to Little League we cover a good bit of ground on the Cast of Dads pod cast #41. Take a listen.
Ah, the first warm days of summer are upon us. That means it is time to fire up the grills, crack open a few cold ones and get out side with the family. It also means we have to wait until after the sun goes down to find time to record new episodes of Cast of Dads, but don’t worry, we’ll be here all summer sharing the sun and fun with all of you great listeners. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Clay Thursday, April 29th, 2010
First the “how to,” then the story behind it.
How to activate the explicit content filter on Pandora:
Blocking explicit content on your child’s Pandora account is actually very simple. Once you have logged in to your child’s account, click on account in the upper right corner of the screen. This will drop down an account profile. Next to “Allow explicit content: YES” click the blue edit link. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daddy Brad Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
After spending three delightful (and muddy) days grooving to tunes from the Austin Kiddie Limits Stage at the Austin City Limits Festival a few weeks back, I am inspired by the quality of the emerging genre of music dubbed “Family Music.”
Now I caught my share of adult oriented shows at the festival but I can honestly say that many of the artists gracing the AKL stage were just as enjoyable to watch. Oh and the bathroom lines were much shorter. I actually enjoyed the shows as much as my kids, it is very rewarding to see them really get into the grooves and dance, dance, dance.
Music producer Tor Hyams assembled an incredible and diverse bill of artists to fill the three-day festival. From blues child prodigy Quinn Sullivan, to family hip hop band Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, AKL did it right. My favorite traditional hip-hop artist K’naan even stopped by and did a guest set on Saturday afternoon. It was incredible to see that dude in such an intimate setting.
Ralph’s World brought his A game and rocked the Pop, Milkshake got every body up and dancing with numerous high energy sets and The Telephone Company freaked everybody out with various tunes about mustaches! Even with the pouring rain and mud like the apocalypse, our family had a ball. Music festivals and shows, whether big or small, are definitely on the agenda for future Powell Family Quality Time.
Here are a few Family Music artists I recommend you see if they come to your town:
Check back soon to see my top lists of adult tunes that kids love. Can you say “Maria” (Shut Up And Kiss Me) by Willie!