We sat together, four moms,in a rare conversation...each with a similar story, an emotional thread to contribute. When kids hang out, are we curious enough about their technology? What do they see? What do they share? And how is it affecting them?
It's hard to talk about these things with other parents, face to face. I don't know many people who get together and strategize internet safety. Its's not an easy chat, don't you agree? I haven't found some kind of golden path to perfection. Our family is imperfect, but doing the best we can! We're working toward relationship & connection. Who has a checklist for that? For those of you who share this vision, trying to work out details for a digital home, I hope you find comradery here!
It’s becoming more clear to all of us, just how important relationships are. Media shares stories of instant tragedy all over the world. And with the constant call to wake up, it seems that a lot of us are trading things for time, choosing to be more minimalistic about ‘stuff’.
Have you heard about "lifeguard parenting"? It's when parents rescue their kids in emergencies, but aim to support independence. They give freedom, but they stay close by and aware. Technology freedom and parenting meet here.