Technology and Device Agreement for Teens and Parents: Social Media and Kids
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I delayed buying my girls any electronics (even an ipod) until 6th grade. I didn't have a technology or device agreement and thought it wasn't necessary because I thought them hearing my words about what others were posting or crazy things I saw online would be enough. I was wrong. I learned this lesson the hard way and our first year of devices and social media was a nightmare. Our new middle school/ pre-teen experience coupled with exposure of the...

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5 Lies Parents Believe about Kids and Social Media
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The negative side of parenting kids with social media isn't the easiest subject to talk about but I've had it on my heart to start the conversation because this whole device thing threw our family into complete chaos last year. Here are 5 lies parents believe about kids and social media. If you're a parent with a pre-teen or teen and struggling with this issue you are NOT alone. Lie #1 We don't need to have an actual device and...

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30 Days to a Healthier Summer Day 13: Summer Vacation from Social Media and Digital Detox
30 days to healthy summer social media and device detox
We're almost half way through our 30 Days to a Healthier Summer. Are you seeing a difference? I hope you're journaling from Day 12 so you can record your awesome progress since you began. Are you new to 30 days? If so, begin with Day 1 and follow links to the next day at the bottom of the posts. Don't feel rushed or pressured to "catch up". Take it day by day and work in what you can at your...

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