My 11 year old daughter is the only kid she knows that doesn’t have a phone. She constantly comes back from sleepovers saying how everyone was on their phones for an hour and she had to sit there. I want to get her a phone, but we’ve had some trust issues with her previous tablet. She has an Ipad, but I can tell she wants a phone instead. The problem is that she will want Instagram and Snapchat... More
So my husbands family likes to posts pictures of our daughter on social media, which I actually have a huge problem with (that’s 700+ strangers per family member) but I let it go. But they constantly post pictures portraying our daughter as my husbands sisters child, caption and all, implying she belongs to my sister-in-law, and they DO NOT correct people when they comment. They actively crop m... More
Anyone have any recommendations for learning apps for an almost two year old? My daughter got a tablet for Christmas and she’s mainly only been watching shows and movies on it. I try to limit her screen time but I would really like to start showing her some apps that teach words, colors, animals, etc... something that will get her thinking on top of when I read with her and do flash cards. Than... More
Curious if anyone has thoughts on WiFi and potential health risks. My husband is a tech guy and we have a lot of smart devices in our home, including an echo dot in our kids room. (We use it for lullabies). Anyway, Grandma has some strong opinions on this ... and I’ve honesty never thought twice about it. Caught between techy husband and hippie dippy Grandma 🤷♀️
So. I plan to buy my two year old baby boy a tablet. Decisions. Decisions. I have an iPad that he uses but I don’t like the fact that he can click anywhere / everywhere and do what he wants. (Half the time playing music) I want something way more kid friendly. I’ve been looking into the Amazon fire. Any recs? Do any of you have a fire? And what size? The 10 looks huge. Thanks.
Hi! What is the most user-friendly universal baby registry tool? Have seen Babylist mentioned a lot, also the Bump, Amazon, and I found Zola easy to use for weddings so wondering if that might work too? Features I’d like: - Easy to see if an item has been purchased - ideally pass through shipping info if on another site - Ability to do group gifting (ie for a stroller) Curious what you guys u... More
Hi everyone, I’m a first time parent and am expecting with my gf out first baby boy in April of 2019. I’m super juiced! I guess my question is if anyone can recommend any good baby clothes apps to shop? Or if there is any. I’d highly appreciate it! Thanks in advance!
I keep telling him that's not realistic but I don't want to crush his dreams. What should I do or say?
I am curious how much time you all allow your children to have screen time. I have a 21 month old little boy who was able to watch a bit too much TV (Mickey Mouse to be exact) for two weeks and now I’m trying to get back to limiting time, which makes him upset. I had a hysterectomy so I was limited on what all I could do to keep him busy and happy while I was recovering. I am being a stickler, ... More
This is a good one, just some ideas. Thought y'all might enjoy this. https://afineparent.com/positive-parenting-faq/screen-addiction.html?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=495736-how-to-protect-your-family-from-screen&utm_source=lists%2F40942-AFineParent-Com-Inspiration-And-Tips&simplero_object_id=su_4G4ohUCvMLmwueipbykAxrBG
I’m intimidated and amazed by parents that don’t allow their children any screen time in this day and age. My family lives thousands of miles away, and I videochat them daily. It helps us stay connected with them and eases the loneliness of being a SAHM in an unfamiliar place. Additionally, I didn’t graduate high school too long ago, and we used technology by way of laptops, projectors, smart... More