Stories lamenting the unfortunate level of devotion that teens have to entertaining everyday technology, are easy to see. It isn’t as common to see how technology could be healthy to a young digital native today. If you’re parent to a teen, and aren’t sure how technology could be good for your kid, here are several ideas.
Teenagers have a lot to deal with: expectations of parents, school work and social lives, both real and virtual. These pressures can affect both their body and mind and cause mood swings that parents may worry about.
Did you ever wish that you could keep your kids under the age of 8 for like, EVER, just so you could avoid having “the talk” with them? It wasn’t so bad with my daughter, I just told her the same thing that my mother told me and what I had learned from my own personal experiences.
A parent’s job is never done, yet some tasks are easier to discuss than others. Keeping your kid away from the wrong crowd is a tough problem because you want your kid to know you trust them to make the right decisions yet you don’t want to give them enough space for them to make mistakes. When your child gets with the wrong crowd consider the following advice to come to a sound solution.
I am the first person to admit that I have a technology addiction. If I’m not on my computer, I’m on my iPhone. If I’m not on either of those, I’m on my tablet. My job as a blogger means that I’m “plugged in” to various social networks and I’m constantly checking out story ideas, planning my editorial calendar, looking for sources and information to include in my posts. I’m constantly plugged in. Even when I am asleep.
I know that I’m going to get an additional list of school supplies that the boys’ need the first week of school. That is just a given, as individual teachers require additional items for their classrooms that are not on the standard list that comes out from the school itself.
For years, teenage drivers have been stereotyped as chomping at the collective bit to get their driver’s licenses, causing their parents’ car insurance rates to rise astronomically, and not always engaging in the safest driving practices.