In this Christmas season discussion, we want to offer some guidelines for giving tech. There really are some great options out there – but it can be complicated and there are also some big pitfalls. We want to try to offer guidelines around safety, privacy, finances, age appropriateness and tech requirements. But we also want to have a broader discussion about gift giving in general and our feelings about how technology fits into this holiday.
As an added bonus, we feature one of our ‘Helicopter Parent’ moments. We share our thoughts about a mom who thought she had called out her child (and her child’s friends) in a crass yet PRIVATE way – but when she found that her unique parenting style had gone viral, she faced fierce support and harsh criticism. What’s your opinion on this foul-mouthed mama bear’s tactics?