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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.
Are Parents Letting Their Children Get Away With Social

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

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
A Good Doctor Knows The Power Of A Compassionate

A Good Doctor Knows The Power Of A Compassionate Diagnosis

The MRI showed that the number of lesions on his brain had doubled, and that the medication was not working. I immediately started to tear up and the genius doctor looked at me and then at my husband and said, "Graeme, I believe I have said something to upset your wife." This doctor was seriously intuitive.
02/03/2016 04:46 EST
What Type Of Parent Are

What Type Of Parent Are You?

Do your kids need to be scheduled every minute of the day or do you prefer they play in the grass and get a little dirty?
02/01/2016 11:50 EST
Blackberry Mounts A Comeback With The Android-Based

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
Keeping Your Kids Safe In The Digital

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

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
Choose The Parenting Style That Suits You

Choose The Parenting Style That Suits You Best

Over 50 years of research has revealed there are four main parenting styles, ranging from authoritative to hands-off. So, why the big range? The way we parent relates to the values we want our kids to have -- the things we want to instill in them most.
11/19/2015 05:27 EST
Let's Keep The Art Of Reading

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
3 Holiday Marketing Trends to Watch This

3 Holiday Marketing Trends to Watch This Season

Tested Parent Approved and anticipate what the following year will bring. As the seasons change, so does the way we shop for new products, market our businesses and spend time online, so I wanted to take a few minutes to keep your eyes focused on the holiday marketing trends that will shape your business this holiday season.
10/15/2015 08:37 EDT
The Road to

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
Make Time to Unplug and Put Your Phone

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
What You Say off the Clock Shouldn't Matter at Work -- Until You're on

What You Say off the Clock Shouldn't Matter at Work -- Until You're on TV

I have to wonder how many incredibly stupid things we all say on our downtime. With the firing of Shawn Simoes, the Hydro One employee embroiled in the recent #FHRITP controversy, we decided to reach out to our Parent Tested Parent Approved community to see what real families had to say about this ongoing conversation.
05/15/2015 05:40 EDT
Great Entrepreneurs Don't Just Rely on

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
Women Must Stop Their Anti-Feminist

Women Must Stop Their Anti-Feminist Behaviour

We tell our daughters that they can be anything they want to be and we teach them about shattering glass ceilings and squashing stereotypes. We as women have come a long way and we have been empowered by the strength of the Feminist Movement. We are strong, but do we really stand united?
04/21/2015 01:16 EDT