We laugh ~ It’s just a picture. A video. No, it’s a real person! Memes, GIFs. Late night and other tv. Podcasts, whatever else. You know what I'm talking about. Filters add a little makeup, and we forget. I feel the shift, but also this is really hard to parent! When people are like avatars, … Continue reading If they Learn One Thing, Let it be This.
Do you have teenagers? We should talk. How are you - how’s it goin these days? We pass each other, and sometimes I just want to stop for a bear hug! Don’t you? Because we share a lot of the same:) Raising digital teenagers is twice the challenge. Love, be kind, encourage. Raising double digit … Continue reading Parenting Our Digital Teens
What is privacy worth today? “It listens to me anyway. And Alexa.” We laugh. “Big Brother knows everything, Haha” We don’t think twice anymore, most of us, am I right? I've noticed the change in my own life. Yet we put so much out there. Information, intimate moments, images we can’t take back. Emotions too. … Continue reading 13 Conversations | Photos and Privacy
Hi there! It’s been awhile. Happy New Year + Hope all is well with you! Our family moved across state this summer, and I took some time away from writing. It’s been quite a season of change! New community, new jobs, new schools. Lately I’ve been asking myself, “Is social media the best way to … Continue reading Gaining Perspective | We Thrive Online
Yesterday my son told me about an incident at school. There’s this group of kids, 'the 5th grade “bullies'. The title is well-earned. They name-call, “stupid”, “b---ch”, , “gay”, etc., proclaim worthlessness of classmates, celebrate when words strike tears, and poke fun at authorities who intervene. Well my guy has had enough of it. He noticed a classmate caught in … Continue reading Words | Bullies | Courage