When it comes to raising a digital kid — without ever having been one! — you’ll hear all sorts of different advice about what works best. And it’s true — there isn’t just one way to create a digital tattoo. There are many ways to do it well!
I have to confess, though, I get a little riled up when I see Facebook commenters completely dismissing teaching younger kids — tweens — safe and smart digital skills as a strategy to raising older kids — teens — whoalready have these skills in place.
You see, there are a LOT of myths circulating online about kids and phones in particular. Many of these myths are being spread by parents who have never even tried the strategy they’re so quick to judge.
So frustrating, my friend, and here’s a little hint: Never take advice from someone who hasn’t done the “thing” they’re talking about themselves.