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Writing the Rule Book on Parenting in the Digital Age
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Writing the Rule Book on Parenting in the Digital Age

Momservation: I did not sign up to be the forefather on Rules of Engagement for notifying a parent their kid is requesting nude pics.

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Can we talk?

Is it just me or are you parents of teenagers also thinking it’s unfair that the rules of parenting teenagers have changed so drastically?

I would gladly take the I-Hope-You-Have-One-Just-Like-You Curse and at least get home field advantage and insider knowledge on how to parent an aloof, boy-obsessed, room-bound teenage girl over navigating the shark infested waters of social media.

The sucky thing is there is no Rule Book for parenting in this evolving every nanosecond digital age. AsAllison Slater Tate pointed out in her article “Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything,” we’re the last of the Mohicans. Our parents can’t help us with their experience of raising teens because there was no Internet to contend with. Only we Gen Xers know what it’s like to have experienced worlds both with and without Internet. Our children only know a world with information and accessibility at their fingertips.

Our generation of parents is writing the Rule Book for Parenting in the Digital Age...

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