You don't need social media to be social.
When the phone rings, there's like a 90% chance it's school being delayed/canceled 🙄
Also, it cracks me up how many people post which districts are closed. We get like 9 phone calls,emails, and texts! Who doesn't know before they check facebook?!
Pinterest just showed me "17 Makeup tricks an older woman should know" 😳
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I'm so glad we got our son a cell phone so that I wouldn't have to wait till the afternoon to hear that the orange I put in his lunch was gross.
This is NOT good. Net neutrality is so important.
Be in charge.
November 8 at 12:52pm · I get really frustrated when I hear parents say things like, "Well, you can't keep them off XYZ app" or "They are gonna find XYZ online anyway." Parents. You are in charge. It's possible to set your values and intentions and then follow through with what you allow. You don't want them on YouTube? DIsable it on their phone. Don't want them surfing the web? Remove the browser. Worried about them looking at porn using instagram hashtags? (Yes that's a thing.) Take it off their phone. They are on their phone too much? Take it away for a while. Phones and apps are a privilege, not a right. I think every parent has the right to choose what they allow their kids to engage with, but I get stabby when they act like they don't have any agency in the matter. We are the grown-ups. It's a new frontier in this digital age and kids need supervision and boundaries as they figure out impulse control and balance. In the same way that you wouldn't offer a cabinet full of candy at your home and then throw your hands up in the air as if you are powerless to their eating habits. Be in charge of what they can access.
In today's NO DUH category of news:
Pinterest continues to be a really good example of a really great idea that's really poorly executed.
Not the typical look at social media. Parents of older kids, do you agree?
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