Parenting with Technology

Successfully navigating parenting paradoxes in the technological landscape that is modern life.

Parenting Thoughts

Parent your way.

It won’t always be easy, good parenting never is.  When you make a choice for your family, you will immediately receive push-back from someone.  If you decide to err on the side of caution and make strict rules and a secure environment, your kids will rail against it, call you unfair and …

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Is my teenager turning into a Millennial?

Is my teenager turning into a Millennial? A Hipster maybe?

No.  What your teenager is “turning into” is an adult.  More accurately, they are not “turning into” anything at all.  They are just exploring, trying on new thoughts and ideas to see what fits, and while they do, they are taking those from the group of adults they most closely identify with.  They may act like those twenty-somethings that you see at Starbucks…

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Your kids aren’t smarter than you, just more motivated.

“My kids are so much smarter than I am when it comes to technology.”  How many times have I heard this?.  I speak to clients that are bewildered by their children’s use of web connected devices and they always say “My kids are so much better with computers than I am, I just can’t keep up with them.”  I say this is a huge cop-out.  Your children are NOT smarter than you when it comes to anything.  They are more motivated, and they have better support groups…

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Technology didn’t do it…

You can’t blame the hammer when you hit your thumb.  In the last few weeks, I have experienced an absolutely overwhelming amount of negativity regarding technology, specifically kids using devices.  I have heard all the rants and rhetoric denouncing the use of devices in all ages of people under 30.  I have sat with friends and family members as they discussed the wholesale degeneration of our society…

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The election is over, now show your kids Love!

The theme for today and over the next few months of transition should be one thing. Love.  I only post here every two weeks, but today I am making an exception because I think it is very important to say this.  There are many people who, as parents, have lived through this political turmoil among children for the last 18 months as the rhetoric and banter has exploded around them. No matter which side you are on…

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How my disability made me a better parent, Eventually…

I am hearing impaired.  I spent a large portion of my life not knowing it.  I have lived most of my life in a small town area in the middle of the great white north and firearm use was a way of life.  I worked on a drilling rig, with clanging metal and screaming diesel engines 12 hours a day.  My hearing was continually under assault from the time I was walking.  We didn’t know what hearing protection was until the mid 80’s…

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