Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Parenting in a Social Media World

People! I need your help. Next week I'm speaking at a Parenting Conference (because clearly I'm an awesome parent) (Except not at all) on the topic of social media. While I know a lot about social media and used to have a business centered around it and I've read a lot of books on the subject, I don't have real world parenting experience as ELLIE IS TWO.

And while she does have quite the Instagram following, Ellie ain't hashtagging, if you know what I mean. 

While I will be spending a lot of time on safety and boundaries, I'll also be discussing how your kids can be using social media in a positive way. I've got lots of bullet points and practices, but while working on my presentation tonight, I've also realized how much I'd love to hear from parents that have been in the trenches, so to speak. 

So, here's what I am asking of you: if you're a parent that has one or many kids using social media, I'd like to know your highs and lows.

1. What is a negative thing you feel like social media is bringing to your child? What is something they are resistent to? A boundary that is being crossed? A topic you have to bring up again and again?

2. What is something positive your child has learned through social media? A good lesson? A changed perspective? Something helpful? Positive interactions? 

I'll be using some of your stories in my session. Share below in the comments or on the Facebook page. 

Thank you, you lovely, wonderful, awesome parenting people. 

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