…”there are many beneficial technologies that kids use responsibly, and not all new technologies can or will be misused. Kids often are the first to discover the latest and greatest thing, whether it’s a download from the app store or a cool online trend — but, just as they must sit through algebra and world history, they need to learn how to use these tools safely and responsibly.”
This article from Common Sense Media discusses the “digital drama” to watch out for this school year.
“Strangers made comments like, ‘So why the short hair? Did her sister cut it?’ I can understand people being curious, but the questions point to one thing — if your child deviates from gender norms, be ready to explain why.”
Writer Erika Kleinman explores this topic in her article for Huffington Post Parents.
‘…as my kids get older, I know I am going to have to work harder and harder to stay engaged with them — but I know it’s going to be worth the work.'”
Full swing into the new school year, opening up communication with your kids can sometimes be your best resource.
This article from Huffington Post Parents offers 25 ways to ask your kids ‘So How Was School Today?’ without asking them ‘So How Was School Today?’