Parenting with Technology

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

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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Holiday Device Survival Guide

So the Holidays are behind us, the gifts are opened, the wrapping paper is ready for the recycle bin, the relatives are all headed back home and your family is starting to settle back into a less-than-festive routine.  Well, as you pack up those holiday gift devices and prepare your family for the mass exodus of back to school, here are a few quick and helpful tips about all that new tech.  There are a few separate tips regarding several areas of a new device…

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You have to be friends with your kids, but not embarrass them. Step Three

While most of my posts to this point have been very up beat, positive and happy, telling you all the wonderful things your kids can do with tech and why you shouldn’t worry, this one is going to be a little different.  My message to you today isn’t negative, just cautionary, and it goes like this: When I allow my child to have access to any site or app that has social aspects…

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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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