Safe surfing, listening to boys, loving your weirdness, and a reason to love Mondays… enjoy your weekly clickables!
Teaching responsible use of the internet rather than instilling fear. Yes! My kids are still pretty young but when I talk to friends with older kids I can tell the complexities of managing and teaching responsible use of technology is overwhelming at times. And it is important and something I think about a fair bit. But I don’t like all the heavy-handed memes that travel around trying to teach kids a lesson. Sometimes it feels like the only lesson is that you can’t be yourself, and that just doesn’t sit well with me. This article talks about engaging with young people in a way that builds on who they are and teaching them responsible use.
Speaking of being true to yourself, I love this article that sums up why being weird is your best creative trait.
One of my most loved organizations is Kids Help Phone. The work they do and the support they offer our kids any time of day is incalculable. When I read this article about their latest measure to offer a safe voice to kids I was thrilled. Boys need an ear – and a shoulder – too.
This video is amazing and embodies everything awesome in life. Dance on, Mr. Logan!
Happy Thanksgiving from Amber & Kathryn!