Many people complain that children in school are not adequately prepared for the “real world” when it’s time for graduation. Skills like how to do taxes, money management, and cooking are not taught in most schools. It’s up to parents to teach these things, but it can be hard to find the time to. Now that everyone is stuck inside, this is a perfect time to work on helping your child acquire life skills that you haven’t had the time to teach yet.
We found a great article by Today that provides 13 suggestions for life skills you can start teaching your child now. To read the article, click here.
It’s also important during these times to make sure your child is using their phone responsibly. To help keep track of your child’s device use and teach them positive habits, we recommend utilizing technology such as MMGuardian- a parental control app that parents can use to be as hands on or off as they want while ensuring their children stay safe. MMGuardian offers an extensive list of features for parents of children with Android phones such as SMS and social media message monitoring (including TikTok, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp), app control, time limits, contact blocking, web filtering, location, and priority alerts for concerning topics such as bullying, suicide, inappropriate pictures, and more.
To get started with MMGuardian and receive a 14-day free trial, click here.
Consider also joining our Facebook group “Tech-Savvy Parenting” to discuss raising kids in the 21st century with other parents.