I am at a stage in my life right now, where I need to be concerned about the rights of privacy I give my children. So far, limits and rules are being abided by, so I can't complain. With all the Internet predators, and texting games, I do wonder if I should be poking around a bit more.
I have no question that parents should be extremely concerned about the social activities of their child, and I do promote strict "snooping" and parental controls. However, looking at your child's/teens life and activities as a whole is important. Ask yourself the questions.......Do I know who my kid is hanging out with? Do I know these friends personally, or are they just "names" my kid throws out when I ask them? Do they have unlimited Internet and cell phone texting privileges? Any significant changes in their behavior, i.e., to outgoing, more withdrawn? How are their grades in school? Most importantly, how is your communication process with your kids? If your child is comfortable being open and honest, then your off to a great start. If there are some difficulties in this area of your life, I recommend you start looking into opening up with your kids. Read specific books on this subject if you have to, go to a counselor,....whatever you need to do to have a more open relationship with your kids, DO IT!
Have an intimate day!
5 weeks ago