“I can’t tear my child away from their device. They’re always on it. It’s a constant negotiation to put it down – be it meal times, in the car together, with homework or chores they are just constantly on their phone. It’s too hard to remove.”
“I don’t know what I don’t know. I never grew up with this. I know about cyber-bullying, sexting and all of that stuff. But I don’t know what actually happens; I don’t really know what they are doing on their mobiles for so long.”
“What I know about Instagram, Kik or Snapchat for example, I have learnt from my kids, but they show me so quickly I can’t keep up anyway. It just looks like texting and taking photos.”
“I have lost control of what I should be checking or monitoring. At times I feel confused about respecting their privacy and checking that they’re okay.”
“If I try to remove her phone, I am met with a crazy reaction. Crying, tantrums, slamming her door… then the negotiation begins again! Sometimes, I admit, it’s easier to just give her phone back, just for peace and quiet. It’s easier to just give it back.”
“Parents will get something tangible from this. You feel like it’s written especially for you.”
Rachel, mother of 2
The "Help! I'm a parent of a deviceKid!" program is developed to help you understand what the device world means to your children so that you can parent and LEAD them with certainty.
This program gives you insight into ‘how’ kids are engaging online and ‘what’ they gain from doing so. It is packed with suggestions and underpinned by leadership qualities that can really make a difference.
… and a whole lot more!
It is within these themes that we understand why and how our kids are becoming so reliant on devices and social media. By understanding what is actually happening for your child from the moment they start interacting with technology, you will gain a far greater understanding of your role as parent, guardian and leader.
It’s only when you know and understand what is really happening in their world can you be of any service in navigating your kids through it.
We look forward to seeing you on the other side!