As a mobile app for teens, we often get asked about kids and smartphone use: What can I do if my teen is addicted to his/her phone? How can I convince my teen to put the phone away and have a real conversation? When has their phone obsession gone too far?
Navigating the world of tweens, teens, and tech can be nerve-racking and frustrating. As if parents didn’t have enough to keep them up at night, now they’ve got texting and driving, sexting, and cyberbullying to add to those wee-hour worries. Plus, it’s hard to get a word in edgewise!
That’s why we’ve developed a resource to help you create a family plan for the family plan. Whether you have a teen with a smartphone (permanently) in hand or are already thinking about the day you hand over a smartphone to your child, BodiMojo’s latest e-book, “Your Guide to a Smartphone-Friendly Family” will help you broach these issues smartly. In the days of unlimited talk, text, and data, setting agreed-upon boundaries will help harmonize your household and avoid digital drama.
Developed by Tara Cousineau, BodiMojo founder, clinical psychologist, and mom of two teen girls, and Tami Rodgers, award-wining writer, parent blogger, and mom of two college-aged girls, this e-book offers eight rules for creating a smartphone-friendly household, conversation starters for approaching the topic with your teen, and a discussion guide for continuing the smartphone dialogue with your family. After all, we are developing an app for kids and we want to ensure that parents get support, too!
Get your free download here.