May(5/18) be time for a new post ;-)

The Newest Family Member Among the more modern anxieties of parents today is how virtual assistants will train their children to act. The fear is that kids who habitually order Amazon’s Alexa to read them a story or command Google’s Assistant to tell them a joke are learning to communicate not as polite, considerate citizens, but as demanding little twerps. Not to mention the fear that comes with the unfiltered content that may be provided when a child makes a misunderstood request!  This worry has become so widespread that Amazon and Google both announced this week that their voice assistants can now encourage kids to punctuate their requests with “please.” The version of Alexa that inhabits the new Echo Dot Kids Edition will thank children for “asking so nicely.” Google Assistant’s forthcoming Pretty Please feature will remind kids to “say the magic word” before complying with their wishes. While this sounds like a promising move in the right direction, there will never be a substitute for a good conversation or at least the genuine interest afforded from Mom or Dad. They need your attention, even if your not a global search engine. We know, we know… “I’m really busy right now!”, “I haven’t studied that since 5th grade!”, “Google it!”.  No body is a perfect parent, but give them as much of the best of you as you possibly can! Balancing Out AI (Artificial Intelligence) with some AI (Adult Interaction) It’s a scene we’re sure you’ve witnessed again and again: A family is sitting in a restaurant having dinner. The four year old is clearly fed up with sitting,...
Once upon a time . . .

Once upon a time . . .

A true hallmark story it may be, our journey towards a national brand has been quite remarkable to say the least! What originated from a desire to improve quality and standards in the Childcare Industry steered two brothers into developing the most highly sought after childcare program in America. Peanut Butter and Jelly TV was founded in 2008 and implemented their first webcam program in a small center in Mandeville, LA . . . little did they know, there impact on the childcare industry would be echoed across the nation. Today, the PB&J TV Webcasting program is bringing peace of mind and smiles to families across the country!          . . . To Be Continued Our Team . . . Bobby and Rick Franzo, simply put, are the pieces to each other’s puzzle. With the advanced technological background Rick brings to the table combined with Bobby’s logistics and operational expertise are the pillars this company stands on. But none of this would be relevant without a foundation. This foundation is the exceptional customer service provided by our Family Concierge HQ. Our Webologists and management team are our secret ingredient for delivering ‘5 star’ customer service. Aside from all this, PB&J TV is reinforced with a national infrastructure of IT network personal, supply chains that stretch from Houston, TX to Beijing, China, and a number of affiliated licensed/insured installation teams. This is our recipe for...
The Significance of Being 0 to 5 Years

The Significance of Being 0 to 5 Years

Early childhood is normally a pleasant, wonderful time. It is when everything is much simpler in life, when the child is merely a child. The child can play, explore, have fun, and see amazing things. One thing that should always take place, though, is education. Without early childhood education, it is difficult for the child to have the same opportunities in life as someone whose learning process started early. Ignoring the need for learning during this time could lead to an increased chance of dropping out of school, making poor choices, and leading a more violent life. The start to a good future is right away. Even though they cannot start doing anything complex, they can still make some mental improvements that can offer a head start. This will help your child to gain access to the types of opportunities and advantages that they will need in life and that could make a huge difference in the quality of their life later. With so many options available today, this is something that anyone can manage. The tools and knowledge available give all children access to early childhood education in a high quality, trusted package that can help them in numerous ways. Some of the biggest changes in the brain occur during the early years. The connections that the brain is making, the way that the brain develops, depends on their education. This does not mean teaching them long division at the age of 2, obviously. It means focusing on tasks and efforts that help to improve their mental strength so that the brain sees positive and continued development. You...