Tech is a part of all of our lives, right? So how do we handle it when our kids want to use tech, electronics, and the internet? Should we have limits? Should we just let them run free with it? Or does it depend on the circumstances?
What’s this episode about, Amy?
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In this episode of The Crazy Real, Real Crazy Podcast (CRRC), I talk about:
- why we don’t have tech or internet usage limits for our 13 and 14 year old sons
- comments I often hear from people who think we should have limits, and
- my responses to those comments.
I also talk about tips for a successful “limit free internet plan” at your house:
- random device checks
- passwords known within your family
- open, non-judgmental conversation about things your child comes across online
- learning how to self-limit about when to put tech away
- being clear about other things you (as the parent) would like done before your kids hop online (if that applies to your situation); don’t make your kids guess.
I also discuss that sometimes we as parents can be hypocritical when it comes to tech use, viewing our own tech use as valid and worthy, and our children’s usage as “fluff”. We sometimes think our kids are “always staring at a screen” when we honestly can be just as guilty of the same thing.
Links I reference in this episode…
- The website my oldest went to make the music for my podcast: Soundation.com
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