Dear Band of Mamas,
So many of my mommy friends are buying phones right now and I couldn’t be more upset about it. Our kids are too little. This is such an important topic that many parents struggle with (including myself). We think we’re putting restrictions on our kids devices but don’t realize that even without a phone plan, kids can still access the web… How do I maintain my position and remind my kids it’s for their benefit?
We are chartering new waters as parents of kids in the digital age. Along with that, when we were younger we didn’t have the access to technology like our kids do today, and many of us are seeing the pendulum swing back in the opposite direction of the kids before ours. Now, we see addicted little people holding devices that have far too much reach for their under-developed brains. Additionally, we now have the added stress of monitoring usage because of online predators and people who intend to seek out our babies and exploit them. This is scary, but it is our reality. So what do we do?