Helping Kids Survive in a Faceless Society
www.mommy-zen.com MommyZen, Marianne Clyde discusses recent news events about bullying. These tragedies events can make parents feel helpless, overprotective and fearful, particularly when it comes to social media. However, we should not fear, and we should not teach our kids to fear. Be wise and teach your kids to be wise. Teach them restraint and self-respect.
In This Episode
Affirmation – I am valuable and contribute positively to my environment.
Key discussion points in this episode include:
- Parents should monitor their children on social media – phones and computers are privileges, not rights.
- Remember, with social media, you don’t have the benefit of seeing someone’s face when they read your post. You are spared that check in your spirit that says you may have hurt someone’s feelings.
- Don’t be too tired, busy or lazy to spend time with your children. Schedule face-to-face time.
- As parents, we work hard to make sure our kids feel loved and accepted. Teach, listen encourage and correct. Most importantly, set an example of the behavior you want them to follow.