Introducing our kids to things like smartphones and social media can feel scary and overwhelming. Raising kids is not an easy task and the teenage years often feel the most daunting. Add technology into the mix and they’re even more intimidating. As parents, we want to protect our children while ensuring they have the tools they need to thrive and gain independence. The Middle School Plugged-in Planner is here to help. It’s never too late to step into the ring with our kids and take on the challenges of the digital world.
No two teenagers are the same, therefore the online experience and path to devices will look different for each family — there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Through a combination of reflective prompts and practical tips, this plugged-in planner will help you decide what the journey looks like for your kiddo. You’ll walk away with a clear idea of what skills you want your child to have before diving into a smartphone or social media, and confident in the features you want your child to have or avoid in a device. And, for families who have already taken the smartphone plunge, the planner also breaks down how to apply seatbelts to offer protection from the dangers of the online world and how to help your pre-teen engage with their screens in a higher quality way. We were never meant to tackle parenthood alone; we’re grateful to be on this journey beside you.
The Plugged-in Planner is for you if…