What are your kids interested in?
As trends quickly change, it is hard to keep up with the things that your kids are interested in.
So how can you keep up with popular trends and make your kids think your 'hip' or 'cool'?
One easy way is to just listen to the things that your kids want you to buy. Is it the new Harry Potter book or Britney Spears CD? Or new Yu-Gi-Oh! cards?
More sneaky ways are to eavesdrop on your kids while they are talking and playing with their friends or read their diary. That will likely get you in some trouble if you are caught though.
The Internet brings even easier ways to stay on top of popular trends, as many search engines list the most popular words and phrases that people are looking for.
The Yahooligans! Buzz Index is a good way to find what younger kids are searching for, as Yahooligans is geared for kids.
More general 'hot lists' include:
Knowing what your kids are interested in and taking the time to learn more about them can help you plan family activities that will keep your kids interested and perhaps help you be more involved in your kids' lives.
At the very least, it will help you understand what your kids are talking about.