Now, now. Digital life is bringing a new and unknown territory for parents. How are we going to keep our children safe with all these unknown and new aspects of digital life, our parents didn’t tell us about password privacy and love!!!
I think parenting in our time is the most difficult job ever. Every thing is changing quite fast without us being able to figure out or predict the dangers or effects of the new innovations on our children. They used to say parenting is a full time job, I think nowadays it is two full time jobs if not more. We should read and learn and ask and at the end it’s all a guess work.
I just read this on Huffingtonpost talking about teens sharing their passwords as a sign of love! I’m not worried about my children sharing their passwords, they are only 7 and 5 now. But now I’m thinking twice when I tell them they have to share their best toys with their friends. What is the balance, we don’t share everything in our adult lives, why our children should share everything.
Maybe we should start from a young age and teach them, “even if you love someone, you don’t share everything with him” I really don’t know the right way to deal with this at a young age, need to get an expert opinion. What I know though, is that if we want our children to be safe in their teenage year we only have until then to give them a strong self esteem and strong sense of right and wrong. When they hit teenage years, they probably shot down and won’t listen to us 🙁
I like to know what would you do to prepare your child for their digital life in teenage years.