Got a teenager who won’t put their cellphone down without smoke coming out of your ears? Megan and Wendy talk parenting woes in this week’s episode, specifically managing teens and their tech. Now, Megan and Wendy don’t totally agree on how much freedom each of their teens should have when it comes to electronics but they do fundamentally acknowledge that teenagers need some limits and supervision.
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Mentioned in Episode 45
- Episode 44: Buyer’s Remorse
- Football for Dummies Cheat Sheet
- American football explained for beginners
- The different football rules between college and NFL
- Biggest college football rivalries (see #4 and why Megan’s cute new hat will never be allowed in our house)
- Yes, the movie Rudy (1993) was based on a true story
- Wendy might finally get TikTok now that she’s found DadsGotMoves (these two definitely get the party started)
- We be jammin’ with this Bonne Maman Advent Calendar ($35) – 25 days of jams and honey!
- Mark your calendars for October 15, 2021 when we release our popular Gift Guides! Podcast listeners knows to listen for the SPECIAL CODE WORD for extra entries into our annual Gift Guide Giveaway!
Helpful Teen and Tech Links for Parents
- Free, printable teen cell phone contract via Josh Shipp
- Apple iPhone Screen Time instructions
- Be Internet Awesome – Talking to kids about cyber safety via Google
- Bark Parent Control App
- Life360Safety App
- Circle and Disney Circle – Parental Controls
Viewpoints on Kids and Cellphones
- Leading with Trust: Why we let our teens have some phone freedom by Hilary Achauer
- Our family’s smartphone rules: No tech in the bedroom by Meredith Garvin
- Worried about your teen on social media? Here’s how to help. by Christina Caron
- Facebook knows Instagram is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show by Georgia Wells, Jeff Horwitz and Deepa Seetharaman