While I don't love the slightly alarming title here, this is a topic of concern among many of the parents that I work with. So many families (mine included) liberalized their rules around digital use at the start of the pandemic, and are now wondering how and when to put the toothpaste back in the tube. There are some great tips in this piece about co-engaging with kids online, staying positive about the power of these devices for communication and social connection, helping
Those of you who have attended my parenting workshops on Puberty Prep or Teen Sexuality in the Digital Age know how strongly I feel about parents talking to their kids about porn, and beginning earlier than you think you need to. Here is a great piece by Shafia Zaloom (a fantastic follow-up to the Kristof piece in my last post) to help you break it down. If you need individualized support, please feel free to reach out to me.