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When parents accept that they have legitimate authority for providing protective cover for their children, which is not the same thing as controlling them, then it is possible to express your passion for the child’s God-given liberty to think for himself. And because we are not in control of our child, rather the child...
Now more than ever, children need to be encouraged, instructed and inspired to think for themselves especially when they are feeling pressure to go along with the group dynamic that is unkind or dangerous. And parents as the primary teachers about life are uniquely positioned to encourage kids to seek wisdom from their own...
The children are gravitating to photo-centric apps that they consider to be private; there is less emphasis on “going public” and more emphasis on sharing in small networks. And they are using multiple apps for different purposes. Many tweens and teens may use Facebook and Instagram to stay connected to parents, and adopt SnapChat...
For anyone who might have been listening, the exchange must have seemed pretty mundane.
Keep in mind most of the social media realm is truly adult swim, the minimum age to engage in social networks for this industry is 13, and many parents are allowing children to access networks at much younger ages. And there is no doubt that monitoring your child’s friend network is challenging in a...
Middle school is a very important and challenging time where kids can feel enormous pressure to be validated by their peer community and then experience extreme insecurity as they begin leading digital lives which amplifies the emotion of adolescence.
Parents can help their middle school student develop their own digital “playbook” wherein they have declared...