Between my job, taking care of kids, keeping the house from looking like an episode of hoarders, and feeding my people, I barely have time to put on deodorant. Let alone binge watch Netflix shows. Never have I judged a mom who’s hair is in a bun or stays in “play” clothes all day. Or the parent that lets their 4 year old play games on their phone in the grocery store line. Why? Because we’ve all been there. Everyone of us has a story, and we are doing the best we can with what we have.
It’s real. life.
Layne and I created iParent Education to reach parents with all of the good intentions – and that’s every single one of us. We all want the best for our young babies and our older babies. We want them to make good choices, and we want them to succeed. When you’re in the thick of life, it’s difficult to remember what the end goal is – to push that bird out of the nest and hope it flies.
As parents, we are challenged by technology and the influence it has on our children. The constant connection to friends through social media or even a vlogger that share videos daily, often takes precedence over our influence.
iParent Education hopes to bridge this gap and empower parents to keep children safe, connect with them through technology, and guide them to be good digital citizens.
Despite my 13 year old’s (often) spicy attitude, I know I am a constant in her life that she needs and trusts. Just because she says, “don’t open my Snapchats” or “you’re nosey,” doesn’t mean I am going to listen. She’s a kid. She needs me just as much now as she did when she was a baby, perhaps even more.
Take a look at the list below and see how much you know (or don’t know) about your kids and their technology habits. Then, come get real with us at a class. There are no tests but you will walk away empowered. Promise!