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Sharon Vinderine

Founder, Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Media

Sharon Vinderine is the Founder of PTPA Media. PTPA stands for Parent Tested Parent Approved. It’s where parents seek out the top products for their families as selected by their peers.

Sharon is a regular contributor on networks across North America including ABC, Fox, WCIU, and has appeared on the HLN, The Steve Harvey show, Extra!, The Rachael Ray Show and The Ricki Lake Show.

She has been recommended as a "top notch entrepreneur" from magazine editors and has received rave reviews from producers that have worked with her.

As a visionary in her field, Vinderine has been acknowledged by the media as an industry leader and innovator with a talent for finding the top products and services for families.
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Are Parents Letting Their Children Get Away With Social Bullying?

Our kids have only been back in school for a short while and thus far, I've heard of many children being the victims of "social bullying." Yes, we've all heard the term Cyberbullying but that expression makes it seem so random and out in the "online world," while social gives it more of a defined meaning: A social group using their digital devices to express hatred, threats etc. My true wake up call to this epidemic behavior was after a recent incident involving my daughter.
09/20/2016 08:47 EDT

Back To School Essentials You May Have Missed

As the CEO of a Product testing company, I'm always on the lookout for products that are as practical as they are stylish (whenever possible) to satisfy both me and my kids. I totally get that spending hours researching what is hot right now might not be an option for most, so I have taken the guesswork out of it I've compiled a list of some of the products I am most excited about for Back-to-School.
09/08/2016 01:19 EDT
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Blackberry Mounts A Comeback With The Android-Based Priv

For all of you naysayers out there who think its too late for Blackberry and that they missed their opportunity, I'm here to tell you that the Priv might make you change your mind. Blackberry CEO John Chen has set a sales goal of five million units in the next year, and hitting that goal may keep Blackberry in the handheld market.
12/14/2015 11:34 EST
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Keeping Your Kids Safe In The Digital Age

It's a scary world out there. By out there I mean the cyber world we enter every time we tweet, post, like, google or pin. I would venture to say that as a parent, it is even scarier. With the number of hours our children spend on devices these days, every click potentially opens them up to dangers that as parents we need to ensure we are protecting them from.
11/30/2015 10:20 EST

The Top Geek Gifts For The Techie In Your Life

Our editorial team at PTPA Media had the opportunity to evaluate some pretty amazing tech that is making waves and will definitely be leaving it's mark for 2015. No need to wait for the Consumer Electronics Show to get all geeky and excited about tech.
11/24/2015 01:47 EST
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Let's Keep The Art Of Reading Alive

Imagine there being a child who does not have a stack of books in his room, who has not yet had a chance to pick out the stories he wants to share before bed, who doesn't have a favourite book character to pretend to be when playing in the park. Simply because he does not have access to books.
10/29/2015 03:23 EDT
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The Road to Happiness

The happiness train. It seems to be a non-stop ride where we put a ridiculous amount of pressure on ourselves to be happy. Always. Or at least as often as possible. Visit Amazon alone and find over 17,000 books on happiness. There's a reason there are that many books on the topic.
09/11/2015 05:00 EDT
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Make Time to Unplug and Put Your Phone Away

I quickly realized that the typical entrepreneur life wouldn't cut it for me. So I made a decision to give my workday a definite ending point and that ending point would mean I put away my phone every single night before bedtime. Both my husband's and my phone never even come upstairs!
08/17/2015 05:22 EDT
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Great Entrepreneurs Don't Just Rely on "Luck"

Luck is a word that very often is used with a negative connotation. "Oh, she's so lucky she had the chance to..." or, "He's so lucky he was at the right place at the right time." Jealousy comes to mind quite often when I hear the word "luck" used. Luck as it relates to business is something I think can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
05/07/2015 12:14 EDT