Parenting with Technology - Hangout with Geeky Girl http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com Parenting with Technology Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:48:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 If you have ever felt ill-equipped to support your teen in the age of technology this podcast is for you! Angela Mondor - The Geeky Girl clean Angela Mondor - The Geeky Girl angela@geekygirl.ca angela@geekygirl.ca (Angela Mondor - The Geeky Girl) © 2015 Angela Mondor - The Geeky Girl Parenting with Technology Parenting with Technology - Hangout with Geeky Girl http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/Parenting_with_Technology_3000X3000-597.png http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com amondor10@gmail.com If you have ever felt ill-equipped to support your teen in the age of technology this podcast is for you! TV-PG Weekly 69691209 Episode 32 – How to manage technology access based on educational vs recreational uses http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2017/01/03/episode-32-how-to-manage-technology-access-based-on-educational-vs-recreational-uses/ Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:07 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=292 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2017/01/03/episode-32-how-to-manage-technology-access-based-on-educational-vs-recreational-uses/#respond http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2017/01/03/episode-32-how-to-manage-technology-access-based-on-educational-vs-recreational-uses/feed/ 0 <p>Stefanie Noland has 20 years experience of passionately advocating for and supporting individuals with differences and disabilities in community settings. Stefanie’s life passion of holistic health is based on her personal experiences as a child, young adult, provider, and mother.<a class="more-link" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2017/01/03/episode-32-how-to-manage-technology-access-based-on-educational-vs-recreational-uses/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2017/01/03/episode-32-how-to-manage-technology-access-based-on-educational-vs-recreational-uses/">Episode 32 – How to manage technology access based on educational vs recreational uses</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> Stefanie Noland has 20 years experience of passionately advocating for and supporting individuals with differences and disabilities in community settings. Stefanie’s life passion of holistic health is based on her personal experiences as a child, young adult, provider, and mother. Stefanie is bringing her personal and professional challenges together to assist others in using scientifically proven holistic solutions to make their lives better.

Stephanie and her husband made the choice to homeschool their children this year so that they could focus on some of the things that their children were not getting from the public school system. As a parent sometimes our biggest challenge is to understand our kids well enough to make choices that will benefit them the most.

Both Stefanie and her husband are very firm in regards to the rules around technology. This is due to their study of behaviour analysis and their understanding of the games and the creators of the games. The games are designed to engage you based on your behaviour. The rules that they have implemented are that they must do some work, whether that is chores or school work, or something extra that isn’t normally on the chore list so that they put in some effort before they get screen time. When they do tasks to access the screen time it is timed. The children are aware of the time that they have earned before they get access to the technology.

They do use technology for educational uses, and they know that they can ask for educational screen time which is treated differently than game time. Her children have been taught the difference between what is educational and what is recreational when it comes to their technology access.

We talked about violence and sexual content in the media that is available to our children. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of conversations with kids about the situations that they are being exposed to. Stefanie does not like the violence that she has come across in some of the media that she has been exposed to, and even while in college her friends would warn her about movies that she would not want to see.

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Stefanie Noland has 20 years experience of passionately advocating for and supporting individuals with differences and disabilities in community settings. Stefanie’s life passion of holistic health is based on her personal experiences as a child, Stephanie and her husband made the choice to homeschool their children this year so that they could focus on some of the things that their children were not getting from the public school system. As a parent sometimes our biggest challenge is to understand our kids well enough to make choices that will benefit them the most.
Both Stefanie and her husband are very firm in regards to the rules around technology. This is due to their study of behaviour analysis and their understanding of the games and the creators of the games. The games are designed to engage you based on your behaviour. The rules that they have implemented are that they must do some work, whether that is chores or school work, or something extra that isn’t normally on the chore list so that they put in some effort before they get screen time. When they do tasks to access the screen time it is timed. The children are aware of the time that they have earned before they get access to the technology.
They do use technology for educational uses, and they know that they can ask for educational screen time which is treated differently than game time. Her children have been taught the difference between what is educational and what is recreational when it comes to their technology access.
We talked about violence and sexual content in the media that is available to our children. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of conversations with kids about the situations that they are being exposed to. Stefanie does not like the violence that she has come across in some of the media that she has been exposed to, and even while in college her friends would warn her about movies that she would not want to see.
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Episode 31 – When Kids Use Technology To Cope With Stress http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/11/22/episode-31-when-kids-use-technology-to-cope-with-stress/ Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:55:57 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=281 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/11/22/episode-31-when-kids-use-technology-to-cope-with-stress/#respond http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/11/22/episode-31-when-kids-use-technology-to-cope-with-stress/feed/ 0 <p>Helena is a veteran podcaster with more than 8 years hosting equestrian shows on the Horse Radio Network. She recently started a city-based podcast with her husband, about Newport, Rhode Island. In addition to podcasting, Helena runs her own marketing<a class="more-link" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/11/22/episode-31-when-kids-use-technology-to-cope-with-stress/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/11/22/episode-31-when-kids-use-technology-to-cope-with-stress/">Episode 31 – When Kids Use Technology To Cope With Stress</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> Helena is a veteran podcaster with more than 8 years hosting equestrian shows on the Horse Radio Network. She recently started a city-based podcast with her husband, about Newport, Rhode Island. In addition to podcasting, Helena runs her own marketing firm, Sparkle and Boom, that offers creative services to small and mid-sized businesses. Having spent the first half of her career in corporate marketing for big software companies, Helena is no stranger to technology. And with a 13-year-old daughter, a newly blended family, and a horse farm to manage, keeping up with it all is both joyful and challenging. With a mix of practicality, compassionate parenting, and a few firm principles, managing it all in partnership with her new husband is worth the reward of a happy and healthy family.

Helena began to notice that her daughter was using technology as a means for coping with stress. When Helena began to notice that her daughter wasn’t handing in her homework she began to ask questions. Her first thought was that perhaps her daughter was stressed, being bullied, or was this a learning disability or are you too smart for the subject matter?

Helena knows that her daughter is able to articulate what is going on, and they have created a safe place for her to come to them with her problems, but once her daughter started to shut down that communication and hide it threw up some red flags and Helena started to panic.

Helena noticed that her daughter was scrolling “like a zombie” when she was on her phone. Her daughter only has Instagram, but she noticed that as her daughter was scrolling through the images, it numbs her from whatever it is that she is feeling stressed out about, and it feels good to her daughter.

Scrolling can be used as a form or meditation, and it can also reinforce the feelings that we are having. It can allow us to focus on the good or bad feelings that we are having.

Helena talks about the maturity level that you need to have if you are going to engage in whatever technology that you are using. You have to be able to say “What am I not doing because I am spending time scrolling?”

Even as adults we struggle with the idea that we have the control over our own social media, and the content that we allow ourselves to consume.

Helena decided that it was time to take away the phone, because of all the notifications from school about the missed homework. Once she took the phone away from her daughter she describes her daughter’s response as what you would experience with an alcoholic or a drug addict. The temper tantrums were horrific! Once they managed to make it passed the temper tantrums, Helena noticed something interesting. When her daughter was bored she started to sketch, write or read books. They tried to go back to the phone, but her daughter was still unable to manage this “addiction” and they needed to take the phone away again.

The struggle is how do you manage technology so that they can still do the things they need for their schooling, but it doesn’t take over their lives.

How do we give our kids the tools to handle their stress without checking out? One of the things that works in Helena’s house is self observation.. to own your part, and before you blame anybody or get angry take a look at what it is that you are doing that is attracting your circumstances.

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Helena is a veteran podcaster with more than 8 years hosting equestrian shows on the Horse Radio Network. She recently started a city-based podcast with her husband, about Newport, Rhode Island. In addition to podcasting, Helena began to notice that her daughter was using technology as a means for coping with stress. When Helena began to notice that her daughter wasn’t handing in her homework she began to ask questions. Her first thought was that perhaps her daughter was stressed, being bullied, or was this a learning disability or are you too smart for the subject matter?
Helena knows that her daughter is able to articulate what is going on, and they have created a safe place for her to come to them with her problems, but once her daughter started to shut down that communication and hide it threw up some red flags and Helena started to panic.
Helena noticed that her daughter was scrolling “like a zombie” when she was on her phone. Her daughter only has Instagram, but she noticed that as her daughter was scrolling through the images, it numbs her from whatever it is that she is feeling stressed out about, and it feels good to her daughter.
Scrolling can be used as a form or meditation, and it can also reinforce the feelings that we are having. It can allow us to focus on the good or bad feelings that we are having.
Helena talks about the maturity level that you need to have if you are going to engage in whatever technology that you are using. You have to be able to say “What am I not doing because I am spending time scrolling?”
Even as adults we struggle with the idea that we have the control over our own social media, and the content that we allow ourselves to consume.
Helena decided that it was time to take away the phone, because of all the notifications from school about the missed homework. Once she took the phone away from her daughter she describes her daughter’s response as what you would experience with an alcoholic or a drug addict. The temper tantrums were horrific! Once they managed to make it passed the temper tantrums, Helena noticed something interesting. When her daughter was bored she started to sketch, write or read books. They tried to go back to the phone, but her daughter was still unable to manage this “addiction” and they needed to take the phone away again.
The struggle is how do you manage technology so that they can still do the things they need for their schooling, but it doesn’t take over their lives.
How do we give our kids the tools to handle their stress without checking out? One of the things that works in Helena’s house is self observation.. to own your part, and before you blame anybody or get angry take a look at what it is that you are doing that is attracting your circumstances.

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Episode 30 – Connecting With Your Child Through Photography http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/11/08/episode-30-connecting-with-your-child-through-photography/ Tue, 08 Nov 2016 16:00:20 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=272 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/11/08/episode-30-connecting-with-your-child-through-photography/#respond http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/11/08/episode-30-connecting-with-your-child-through-photography/feed/ 0 <p>Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick is a family photographer turned photography coach for parents and the founder of Photosanity (http://photosanity.com). Alethea helps parents find joy and connection through photographing their kids. Born and brought up in the UK, Alethea lives in Brooklyn<a class="more-link" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/11/08/episode-30-connecting-with-your-child-through-photography/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/11/08/episode-30-connecting-with-your-child-through-photography/">Episode 30 – Connecting With Your Child Through Photography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick is a family photographer turned photography coach for parents and the founder of Photosanity (http://photosanity.com). Alethea helps parents find joy and connection through photographing their kids. Born and brought up in the UK, Alethea lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her two sons, Liam, age 7, and Jack, age 4. She has taught workshops at the Apple Store, Brooklyn Baby Expo, Brooklyn Babybites (now Mommybites) and online through Photosanity and other platforms. She has been interviewed on 1010WINS and featured in The Daily Mail, Cool Mom Picks, Apartment Therapy, Ask Moxie and Mom365.

Wanting to capture the moments and having those memories are only one part of the experience for Alethea. She has found that photographing her children has helped her get the most out of her experience as a parent, and it helped her be more present with her kids,

Alethea has noticed that parents struggle with taking photos of their kids, and it is like they are stuck between capturing the moment and experiencing the moment with their kids. Alethea loves to flip that around for parents so that the camera can bring you more into the moment, which allows you to be more present.

With today’s technology, most of us are carrying around a phone in our pockets. You may have not intentionally purchased your mobile device as a camera, but it is just one of the many benefits of your mobile device offers you.

One great takeaway that Alethea left us with, is the idea that you are looking for the moments, rather than trying to create them.

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Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick is a family photographer turned photography coach for parents and the founder of Photosanity (http://photosanity.com). Alethea helps parents find joy and connection through photographing their kids. http://photosanity.com). Alethea helps parents find joy and connection through photographing their kids. Born and brought up in the UK, Alethea lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her two sons, Liam, age 7, and Jack, age 4. She has taught workshops at the Apple Store, Brooklyn Baby Expo, Brooklyn Babybites (now Mommybites) and online through Photosanity and other platforms. She has been interviewed on 1010WINS and featured in The Daily Mail, Cool Mom Picks, Apartment Therapy, Ask Moxie and Mom365.
Wanting to capture the moments and having those memories are only one part of the experience for Alethea. She has found that photographing her children has helped her get the most out of her experience as a parent, and it helped her be more present with her kids,
Alethea has noticed that parents struggle with taking photos of their kids, and it is like they are stuck between capturing the moment and experiencing the moment with their kids. Alethea loves to flip that around for parents so that the camera can bring you more into the moment, which allows you to be more present.
With today’s technology, most of us are carrying around a phone in our pockets. You may have not intentionally purchased your mobile device as a camera, but it is just one of the many benefits of your mobile device offers you.
One great takeaway that Alethea left us with, is the idea that you are looking for the moments, rather than trying to create them.
Link to social print studio
https://www.socialprintstudio.com/
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Episode 29 – Supportive Communities For Caregivers http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/25/episode-29-supportive-communities-for-caregivers/ Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:12:49 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=266 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/25/episode-29-supportive-communities-for-caregivers/#respond http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/25/episode-29-supportive-communities-for-caregivers/feed/ 0 <p>All the love and support that we get when we have these cute little babies, seems to wither away as they get older. There isn’t a lot of help to transition from being a caregiver of a child to that<a class="more-link" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/25/episode-29-supportive-communities-for-caregivers/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/25/episode-29-supportive-communities-for-caregivers/">Episode 29 – Supportive Communities For Caregivers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> All the love and support that we get when we have these cute little babies, seems to wither away as they get older. There isn’t a lot of help to transition from being a caregiver of a child to that of a young adult. Nevermind, figuring out how to be a caregiver to an adult!

Today I talk about the importance of creating a supportive community where everyone can come to lift each other up. As a community, we need to come together to help each other influence our children, to supportively encourage each other!

Let’s stop blaming each other and start working together. Build each other up rather that tear each other apart.

These next phases will change our relationships with our kids in ways we have yet to understand, but together we can find new and exciting ways to not only get through it but to thrive in these new relationships as well.

I encourage you to find a place where you can be supported in your journey to influence and support your young people. Get the help you need, to get through these strange times ahead!

We are creating a community just like this, and I invite you to check us out. If you are looking for a place where you can let it all fly… ask for assistance and offer help to others, then this is the place for you! Let’s help and encourage each other to do our best, learn from one another and do better tomorrow!

Click on this link if you are interested in checking it out:
http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/understanding-teens-technology/

The time that we have with our children is precious and it is fleeting, as it is with every relationship. We are all here to teach them the lessons that they need to make it in this world. Together as a community we can join forces and help each other out!

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All the love and support that we get when we have these cute little babies, seems to wither away as they get older. There isn’t a lot of help to transition from being a caregiver of a child to thatRead more... Today I talk about the importance of creating a supportive community where everyone can come to lift each other up. As a community, we need to come together to help each other influence our children, to supportively encourage each other!
Let’s stop blaming each other and start working together. Build each other up rather that tear each other apart.
These next phases will change our relationships with our kids in ways we have yet to understand, but together we can find new and exciting ways to not only get through it but to thrive in these new relationships as well.
I encourage you to find a place where you can be supported in your journey to influence and support your young people. Get the help you need, to get through these strange times ahead!
We are creating a community just like this, and I invite you to check us out. If you are looking for a place where you can let it all fly… ask for assistance and offer help to others, then this is the place for you! Let’s help and encourage each other to do our best, learn from one another and do better tomorrow!
Click on this link if you are interested in checking it out:

http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/understanding-teens-technology/
The time that we have with our children is precious and it is fleeting, as it is with every relationship. We are all here to teach them the lessons that they need to make it in this world. Together as a community we can join forces and help each other out!
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Episode 28 – Monitoring Kids Access and Keeping Them Safe http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/18/episode-28-monitoring-kids-access-and-keeping-them-safe/ Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:00:34 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=260 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/18/episode-28-monitoring-kids-access-and-keeping-them-safe/#respond http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/18/episode-28-monitoring-kids-access-and-keeping-them-safe/feed/ 0 <p>Tamrah Barber is a happily married wife, mother of five extraordinary kids, a seasoned business professional, a passionate business owner, a transformational coach, teen interventionist, and empowering and motivational speaker! Business & Professional Coaching. With over 20 years in IT<a class="more-link" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/18/episode-28-monitoring-kids-access-and-keeping-them-safe/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/18/episode-28-monitoring-kids-access-and-keeping-them-safe/">Episode 28 – Monitoring Kids Access and Keeping Them Safe</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> Tamrah Barber is a happily married wife, mother of five extraordinary kids, a seasoned business professional, a passionate business owner, a transformational coach, teen interventionist, and empowering and motivational speaker!

Business & Professional Coaching. With over 20 years in IT and business along with extensive leadership development and personal effectiveness training, Tamrah has coached business leaders across the industry. Her niche is business development, managing the pursuit process end-to-end, and preparing pursuit teams for client-facing orals presentations.

Community Service. Working her way up through the corporate ranks, from an administrative assistant to an IT professional while raising five beautiful children, did not stop her from giving back to youth in the community. In addition to her corporate services, Tamrah is on a mission to empower youth to be impactful leaders in the world. She is President of Extreme Teen Leaders, an organization she designed from the ground up that provides creative programs to youth in the community that include leadership & personal effectiveness, mentoring, sports, music & arts, and math & science.

Youth Program Development. She has developed programs and activities for youth for over 20 years, and her children are her greatest testimony to what God can do when you stay focused and never give up. Tamrah completed her bachelors’ degree at University of Maryland University College in 2006, and is a strong proponent on education. She is also a certified coach and member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

When asked how she does it all, she simply states…

“You would be surprised what the human spirit can accomplish once you have truly committed to a thing, and refuse to make excuses or settle for something other than what you committed to. If it is to be, it is up to me.”
Through discipline, integrity, responsibility, enrollment, commitment, and teamwork teens are empowered to accomplish the extraordinary and are held to a higher standard she knows they are capable of achieving.

Tamrah talked about how she was able to communicate with the kids on their level by understanding their lingo. There was also a time when her son was communicating with a young girl in a way that was not appropriate and decided the best way to deal with it was to have an intervention of sorts with her son and her daughters. This allowed him to hear how his sisters would feel about the comments he was making and to reevaluate the situation but from the thought of how he would feel if other boys were talking to his sisters in that way. This was a powerful lesson for the whole family.

 

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Tamrah Barber is a happily married wife, mother of five extraordinary kids, a seasoned business professional, a passionate business owner, a transformational coach, teen interventionist, and empowering and motivational speaker! Business & Professional Coaching. With over 20 years in IT and business along with extensive leadership development and personal effectiveness training, Tamrah has coached business leaders across the industry. Her niche is business development, managing the pursuit process end-to-end, and preparing pursuit teams for client-facing orals presentations.
Community Service. Working her way up through the corporate ranks, from an administrative assistant to an IT professional while raising five beautiful children, did not stop her from giving back to youth in the community. In addition to her corporate services, Tamrah is on a mission to empower youth to be impactful leaders in the world. She is President of Extreme Teen Leaders, an organization she designed from the ground up that provides creative programs to youth in the community that include leadership & personal effectiveness, mentoring, sports, music & arts, and math & science.
Youth Program Development. She has developed programs and activities for youth for over 20 years, and her children are her greatest testimony to what God can do when you stay focused and never give up. Tamrah completed her bachelors’ degree at University of Maryland University College in 2006, and is a strong proponent on education. She is also a certified coach and member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
When asked how she does it all, she simply states…
“You would be surprised what the human spirit can accomplish once you have truly committed to a thing, and refuse to make excuses or settle for something other than what you committed to. If it is to be, it is up to me.”

Through discipline, integrity, responsibility, enrollment, commitment, and teamwork teens are empowered to accomplish the extraordinary and are held to a higher standard she knows they are capable of achieving.
Tamrah talked about how she was able to communicate with the kids on their level by understanding their lingo. There was also a time when her son was communicating with a young girl in a way that was not appropriate and decided the best way to deal with it was to have an intervention of sorts with her son and her daughters. This allowed him to hear how his sisters would feel about the comments he was making and to reevaluate the situation but from the thought of how he would feel if other boys were talking to his sisters in that way. This was a powerful lesson for the whole family.
 
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Episode 27 – Complex Kids and Technology http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/11/episode-27-complex-kids-and-technology/ Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:00:39 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=239 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/11/episode-27-complex-kids-and-technology/#respond http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/11/episode-27-complex-kids-and-technology/feed/ 0 <p>I would like to welcome Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC. Elaine is a certified co-active coach, a public speaker, an author, an educator and the co-Founder of ImpactADHD®. An international presenter of workshops and seminars, she provides training, coaching, and support for<a class="more-link" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/11/episode-27-complex-kids-and-technology/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/11/episode-27-complex-kids-and-technology/">Episode 27 – Complex Kids and Technology</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> I would like to welcome Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC. Elaine is a certified co-active coach, a public speaker, an author, an educator and the co-Founder of ImpactADHD®. An international presenter of workshops and seminars, she provides training, coaching, and support for parents at all stages of managing “complex” kids. A graduate of Wesleyan University, CT and the CORO Fellows program in New York, Elaine began her lifelong advocacy for public health serving on the Governor’s Council for Maternal and Infant Health for the state of Georgia. She has served as a parent advisor to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Quality Improvement Initiative on ADHD and as an expert for Pfizer’s Making Moments public education campaign. A volunteer on the national Board of Directors of CHADD (Children and Adults with ADD), Elaine is committed to improving the lives of women and their families. The mother of 3 complex teens and young adults, she lives in Atlanta with her husband, David, their children and their 3 dogs.

Elaine speaks about her journey as a parent and how becoming a coach made such a difference in her family. We discuss how even one parent can change the whole direction of the family.

Elaine says that we are digital transplants, and our kids are digital natives. Our kids were born into this world, ready to speak the language.

Discussing the complex kids, Elaine says not only does technology offer different challenges for complex kids it also offers an incredible opportunity. The realm of technology actually becomes an equalizer for many children, where everyone is complex. They are all trying to navigate these new and interesting digital waters.

The challenges that Elaine is seeing is parents demonize the technology. Parents have a tendency to point fingers at the technology and blame it. “My kid can’t get off the screen”… Elaine says this is a change in our communication, and we have to understand what their world is so that we can approach it differently.

You don’t need to necessarily know everything abut technology to help your kids, but understanding why your kids are attracted to it, and using the skill that Elaine described as curiosity allows us to do that. Elaine tells us a great story about a mother and daughter and phones at the dinner table.

Technology can be used to keep your relationships going when your kids go off to college. Use Skype, facetime or any other way to stay in touch and keep your family dynamic going.

Respecting our kids and their worldview doesn’t mean that we don’t set limits. ~Elaine Taylor-Klaus

More About My Guest

For more information about Elaine Taylor-Klaus please visit her online:

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I would like to welcome Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC. Elaine is a certified co-active coach, a public speaker, an author, an educator and the co-Founder of ImpactADHD®. An international presenter of workshops and seminars, she provides training, Elaine speaks about her journey as a parent and how becoming a coach made such a difference in her family. We discuss how even one parent can change the whole direction of the family.
Elaine says that we are digital transplants, and our kids are digital natives. Our kids were born into this world, ready to speak the language.
Discussing the complex kids, Elaine says not only does technology offer different challenges for complex kids it also offers an incredible opportunity. The realm of technology actually becomes an equalizer for many children, where everyone is complex. They are all trying to navigate these new and interesting digital waters.
The challenges that Elaine is seeing is parents demonize the technology. Parents have a tendency to point fingers at the technology and blame it. “My kid can’t get off the screen”… Elaine says this is a change in our communication, and we have to understand what their world is so that we can approach it differently.
You don’t need to necessarily know everything abut technology to help your kids, but understanding why your kids are attracted to it, and using the skill that Elaine described as curiosity allows us to do that. Elaine tells us a great story about a mother and daughter and phones at the dinner table.
Technology can be used to keep your relationships going when your kids go off to college. Use Skype, facetime or any other way to stay in touch and keep your family dynamic going.
Respecting our kids and their worldview doesn’t mean that we don’t set limits. ~Elaine Taylor-Klaus
More About My Guest
For more information about Elaine Taylor-Klaus please visit her online:
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Episode 26 – Introverted Kids Of An Extroverted Mom http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/04/episode-26-introverted-kids-of-an-extroverted-mom/ Tue, 04 Oct 2016 15:00:46 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=237 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/04/episode-26-introverted-kids-of-an-extroverted-mom/#respond http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/04/episode-26-introverted-kids-of-an-extroverted-mom/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to the show! I would like to introduce you to Heather Witherden, she is a Winnipeg comedian and burlesque MC, she is known for her witty banter online and onstage. Heather is much more involved in her social media<a class="more-link" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/04/episode-26-introverted-kids-of-an-extroverted-mom/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/10/04/episode-26-introverted-kids-of-an-extroverted-mom/">Episode 26 – Introverted Kids Of An Extroverted Mom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> Welcome to the show! I would like to introduce you to Heather Witherden, she is a Winnipeg comedian and burlesque MC, she is known for her witty banter online and onstage.

Heather is much more involved in her social media channels than her boys are, and wonders if it is down to them being boys. The discovery is that it isn’t that they are less social or that it isn’t important to them, but they are just social in different ways than their mom. They are more likely to be social in their online games with other players than they are to be posting on Facebook.

Messaging apps such as Whisper and Vent, you don’t know who you are speaking to. It is important to think about what we post and how we speak to the “invisible” people of the internet because there are actual people behind those accounts with real feelings.

Heather also mentioned that she is noticing that teachers are expecting her kids to have phones, laptops and mobile devices to be able to do their homework and classwork. Her youngest boys were not really interested in having a phone but found they needed it for school.

Heather doesn’t like to micromanage her kids, however, she looks for signs that something is up so that she can begin the process of chatting with them about what is bothering them. When her boys are not doing very well or they are withdrawing and not wanting to discuss it she “forces” them to spend more time with her. Nothing works as good as going for a long drive. They are more able to relax, open up and share what is going on.

Her boys have been very inventive when they were wanting to purchase a new game. They found out that they were able to use their in-game skills to built programs that other people were willing to pay for. This allowed them to participate in the online economy system.

“We are not here to monitor our kids forever… we are here to teach them how to learn for themselves” ~Heather Witherden

More About My Guest

For more information about Heather Witherden please visit her online:

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Find her on Twitter @defiantheather where she is promoting the Winnipeg International Burlesque Festival happening October 20-22 , 2016!


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Welcome to the show! I would like to introduce you to Heather Witherden, she is a Winnipeg comedian and burlesque MC, she is known for her witty banter online and onstage. Heather is much more involved in her social mediaRead more... Heather is much more involved in her social media channels than her boys are, and wonders if it is down to them being boys. The discovery is that it isn’t that they are less social or that it isn’t important to them, but they are just social in different ways than their mom. They are more likely to be social in their online games with other players than they are to be posting on Facebook.
Messaging apps such as Whisper and Vent, you don’t know who you are speaking to. It is important to think about what we post and how we speak to the “invisible” people of the internet because there are actual people behind those accounts with real feelings.
Heather also mentioned that she is noticing that teachers are expecting her kids to have phones, laptops and mobile devices to be able to do their homework and classwork. Her youngest boys were not really interested in having a phone but found they needed it for school.
Heather doesn’t like to micromanage her kids, however, she looks for signs that something is up so that she can begin the process of chatting with them about what is bothering them. When her boys are not doing very well or they are withdrawing and not wanting to discuss it she “forces” them to spend more time with her. Nothing works as good as going for a long drive. They are more able to relax, open up and share what is going on.
Her boys have been very inventive when they were wanting to purchase a new game. They found out that they were able to use their in-game skills to built programs that other people were willing to pay for. This allowed them to participate in the online economy system.
“We are not here to monitor our kids forever… we are here to teach them how to learn for themselves” ~Heather Witherden
More About My Guest
For more information about Heather Witherden please visit her online:
Twitter
Find her on Twitter @defiantheather where she is promoting the Winnipeg International Burlesque Festival happening October 20-22 , 2016!

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Episode 25 – Technology in Preschool http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/27/episode-25-technology-in-preschool/ Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:05 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=223 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/27/episode-25-technology-in-preschool/#respond http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/27/episode-25-technology-in-preschool/feed/ 0 <p>I would like to introduce you to Win Charles. She was born with Cerebral Palsy, and Win and defied the odds by becoming an author. Her memoir I, Win is an amazing story of how she remembers her life through the<a class="more-link" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/27/episode-25-technology-in-preschool/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/27/episode-25-technology-in-preschool/">Episode 25 – Technology in Preschool</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> I would like to introduce you to Win Charles. She was born with Cerebral Palsy, and Win and defied the odds by becoming an author. Her memoir I, Win is an amazing story of how she remembers her life through the years of having a condition called “CP”. As a competitor in the Kona IronMan Triathlon, motivational speaker.Today Win is a blogger for Huffington Post, she tours the country speaking to schools and institutions to raise awareness about Cerebral Palsy and living a full life no matter what holds you back! Win is truly an inspiration to many!

Win has been teaching preschool drama for the past 12 years. Win says that the best part of working with the kids is that they are so perceptive and they ask non-judgemental questions.

Even though Win works with very young children she is still seeing technology in her classroom. When she discusses this with others, they ask her if she takes it away from them during class. She responds by saying that yes in the classroom there is no technology allowed, however when they go home, the children are given the technology at home by their parents to keep them busy.

Over the last 12 years, Win has seen a lot of changes with the children. Technology has made a huge difference with them. She feels that the children are becoming less and less able to sit still, and believes that it is the over usage of technology that causes it. She says they don’t know how to interact without the technology.

Kids are born innately born able to use this technology. Many of our young children as young as 1 are able to pick up a mobile device and navigate to what they want to see. When Win and I were kids there was only so much time that we spent watching TV, unlike today’s children who can now watch TV programs that are created just for them.

Win talks about how she has had to adjust the way she teaches the class over the years. Introducing more movement into the classroom. She breaks up the lessons into smaller pieces.

Win suspects that the use of mobile devices is causing vision problems with their eyesight. I did find an article called Children And Computer Vision Syndrome that supports her thoughts on this matter.

More About My Guest

win-bowFor more information about Win Charles please visit her online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Win Charles is also the host of the podcast:
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I would like to introduce you to Win Charles. She was born with Cerebral Palsy, and Win and defied the odds by becoming an author. Her memoir I, Win is an amazing story of how she remembers her life through theRead more... Win has been teaching preschool drama for the past 12 years. Win says that the best part of working with the kids is that they are so perceptive and they ask non-judgemental questions.
Even though Win works with very young children she is still seeing technology in her classroom. When she discusses this with others, they ask her if she takes it away from them during class. She responds by saying that yes in the classroom there is no technology allowed, however when they go home, the children are given the technology at home by their parents to keep them busy.
Over the last 12 years, Win has seen a lot of changes with the children. Technology has made a huge difference with them. She feels that the children are becoming less and less able to sit still, and believes that it is the over usage of technology that causes it. She says they don’t know how to interact without the technology.
Kids are born innately born able to use this technology. Many of our young children as young as 1 are able to pick up a mobile device and navigate to what they want to see. When Win and I were kids there was only so much time that we spent watching TV, unlike today’s children who can now watch TV programs that are created just for them.
Win talks about how she has had to adjust the way she teaches the class over the years. Introducing more movement into the classroom. She breaks up the lessons into smaller pieces.
Win suspects that the use of mobile devices is causing vision problems with their eyesight. I did find an article called Children And Computer Vision Syndrome that supports her thoughts on this matter.
More About My Guest
For more information about Win Charles please visit her online:
Website | Facebook | Twitter
Win Charles is also the host of the podcast:

Butterflies of Wisdom
 
 

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Episode 24 – Technology and House Rules http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/20/episode-24-technology-and-house-rules/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:10:09 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=212 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/20/episode-24-technology-and-house-rules/#respond http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/20/episode-24-technology-and-house-rules/feed/ 0 <p>Hi and welcome to another great episode! Today my guest is Dr. Thais! Dr. Thais Speaks is a Life Strategist and the Common Sensai. Dr. Thais has a podcast show called, “The Common Sense Say” where she talks about motivating yourself<a class="more-link" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/20/episode-24-technology-and-house-rules/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/20/episode-24-technology-and-house-rules/">Episode 24 – Technology and House Rules</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> Hi and welcome to another great episode! Today my guest is Dr. Thais! Dr. Thais Speaks is a Life Strategist and the Common Sensai. Dr. Thais has a podcast show called, “The Common Sense Say” where she talks about motivating yourself to be better, she educates on how to live better, inspires people to live freely and wraps most of her information in a humorous delivery. When your daily life causes cloudy static and confusion, The Common Sense Say Show with Dr. Thais’s helps you to move the clouds of confusion and get the answers you need to live a better life.

In today’s episode we are talking about kids and the rules around the technology. Dr. Thais shares with us some of the things that work best for her and her family. Her daughter is in her first year of high school, and her son is right behind her in middle school. We talk about the differences between her two children and how to make rules around technology based on each child’s maturity level and need rather than having a blanket rule that is applied to both kids.

Dr. Thais talks about finding out what your child’s “cheese” is. What is the thing that your child is willing to work for in order to get the things they want. For example with Dr Thais’ son. He loves to play video games, and he is very intelligent. He needs external motivation in order to keep up his grades, so in order for him to have those privileges he needs to have A’s on his report card. In Dr. Thais’ home both children take part in a weekly check-in with their grades. They are rewarded for their good grades both monetarily as well as given assess to their “cheese”.

This is just one way to help kids to understand the exchange of needs. What does mom and dad need from you in order for you to get what you want. You can use these ideas to build or tweek your own house rules!

 

For more information about Dr. Thais please visit her online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter

 

Dr. Thais is also the host of the podcast:
The Common Sense Say Show

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Hi and welcome to another great episode! Today my guest is Dr. Thais! Dr. Thais Speaks is a Life Strategist and the Common Sensai. Dr. Thais has a podcast show called, “The Common Sense Say” where she talks about motivating yourselfRead more... In today’s episode we are talking about kids and the rules around the technology. Dr. Thais shares with us some of the things that work best for her and her family. Her daughter is in her first year of high school, and her son is right behind her in middle school. We talk about the differences between her two children and how to make rules around technology based on each child’s maturity level and need rather than having a blanket rule that is applied to both kids.
Dr. Thais talks about finding out what your child’s “cheese” is. What is the thing that your child is willing to work for in order to get the things they want. For example with Dr Thais’ son. He loves to play video games, and he is very intelligent. He needs external motivation in order to keep up his grades, so in order for him to have those privileges he needs to have A’s on his report card. In Dr. Thais’ home both children take part in a weekly check-in with their grades. They are rewarded for their good grades both monetarily as well as given assess to their “cheese”.
This is just one way to help kids to understand the exchange of needs. What does mom and dad need from you in order for you to get what you want. You can use these ideas to build or tweek your own house rules!
 
For more information about Dr. Thais please visit her online:
Website | Facebook | Twitter
 
Dr. Thais is also the host of the podcast:

The Common Sense Say Show

 
 
 
 


 
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Episode – 23 Dealing with kids and all the things they sign up for! http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/13/episode-23-dealing-with-kids-and-all-the-things-they-sign-up-for/ Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:00:48 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=204 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/13/episode-23-dealing-with-kids-and-all-the-things-they-sign-up-for/#comments http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/13/episode-23-dealing-with-kids-and-all-the-things-they-sign-up-for/feed/ 2 <p>Welcome to the show! I would like to introduce you to Stephanie Calahan. Stephanie is the Business Vision Catalyst. She works with busy, purpose-driven entrepreneurs to own their brilliance, leverage their business and get their message out with power, ease and<a class="more-link" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/13/episode-23-dealing-with-kids-and-all-the-things-they-sign-up-for/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/13/episode-23-dealing-with-kids-and-all-the-things-they-sign-up-for/">Episode – 23 Dealing with kids and all the things they sign up for!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> Welcome to the show! I would like to introduce you to Stephanie Calahan. Stephanie is the Business Vision Catalyst. She works with busy, purpose-driven entrepreneurs to own their brilliance, leverage their business and get their message out with power, ease and joy; She loves her roles as dedicated wife, energetic and involved mom, community volunteer, speaker, mentor, producer and trainer. She lives with her husband, son and very rambunctious Havanese dog.

During this episode we talk about reasons to give your young children access to technology, and Stephanie shared with us the conversations that she and her husband had with their son to prepare him for that responsibility.

When her son grew older he began to sign up for all kinds of apps and websites, and wasn’t keeping track of usernames and passwords. This brought it’s own challenges and conversations that they now had to deal with. Listen in to hear some of the solutions that they have come up with that works for them.

Dealing with a very mature teenager brings it’s own challenges. They are trying to assert their independence, and as parents we still see them as our kids. How do you help your older children to make better choices when downloading apps and signing up for websites.

I learned something amazing from Stephanie! Her and her husband don’t have their credit card attached to their child’s Apple account. They use Apple iTunes gift cards instead. This is a great way to show their son how to manage the money that he has available and it has been a great gift that other people to give him as well!

How to start conversations with your kids about the apps they use and get to know why they are using them and how important they are to your child.

For more information about Stephanie please visit her online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Resources mentioned in the podcast:

LastPass | Kick | Facebook Privacy Settings

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Welcome to the show! I would like to introduce you to Stephanie Calahan. Stephanie is the Business Vision Catalyst. She works with busy, purpose-driven entrepreneurs to own their brilliance, leverage their business and get their message out with power,... During this episode we talk about reasons to give your young children access to technology, and Stephanie shared with us the conversations that she and her husband had with their son to prepare him for that responsibility.
When her son grew older he began to sign up for all kinds of apps and websites, and wasn’t keeping track of usernames and passwords. This brought it’s own challenges and conversations that they now had to deal with. Listen in to hear some of the solutions that they have come up with that works for them.
Dealing with a very mature teenager brings it’s own challenges. They are trying to assert their independence, and as parents we still see them as our kids. How do you help your older children to make better choices when downloading apps and signing up for websites.
I learned something amazing from Stephanie! Her and her husband don’t have their credit card attached to their child’s Apple account. They use Apple iTunes gift cards instead. This is a great way to show their son how to manage the money that he has available and it has been a great gift that other people to give him as well!
How to start conversations with your kids about the apps they use and get to know why they are using them and how important they are to your child.
For more information about Stephanie please visit her online:
Website | Facebook | Twitter
Resources mentioned in the podcast:
LastPass | Kick | Facebook Privacy Settings

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Episode – 22 Blended Families & Technology Rules http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/06/episode-22-blended-families-technology-rules/ Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:00:12 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=193 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/06/episode-22-blended-families-technology-rules/#comments http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/06/episode-22-blended-families-technology-rules/feed/ 1 <p>Hi and welcome to the podcast! I would like to introduce you to Melissa Brown. Melissa is the host of the blended family podcast, a show where she discusses the unique challenges and struggles that blended families face. Melissa has had<a class="more-link" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/06/episode-22-blended-families-technology-rules/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/09/06/episode-22-blended-families-technology-rules/">Episode – 22 Blended Families & Technology Rules</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> Hi and welcome to the podcast! I would like to introduce you to Melissa Brown. Melissa is the host of the blended family podcast, a show where she discusses the unique challenges and struggles that blended families face.

Melissa has had a blended family of her own for the last nine years, which includes four children, who are now 17, 15, 13, and 12. When it comes to raising teenagers, she completely understand the struggle with social media and technology.

“When families are blended it can be more of a challenge, as there are often two households with two different sets of rules.” ~Melissa Brown

Today we are talking about blended families and the difficulties that she and her husband have had when dealing with differing rules between their home and that of the other parent’s. There are always challenges when parenting children in two different homes, and coming together on the rules of engagement with your kids and technology might be even more difficult when you don’t see eye to eye with your ex.

Melissa and her ex husband were faced with a situation where they didn’t agree with how to deal with their daughter and her access to technology. It wasn’t until her daughter moved in with her dad that he was able to see the problems that were occurring.

We also discussed the importance of having a contract with your child around their cellphone. There are many different ways to handle this situation, and Melissa suggested that the earlier you are able to get on this the better. She did try to implement a contract situation with her older children after they had already had their devices for a while and it was not nearly as successful as when she introduced the contract to her youngest daughter as she was first given her phone.

For more information about Melissa please visit her online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Melissa is also the host of the podcast:
Blended Family Podcast

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Hi and welcome to the podcast! I would like to introduce you to Melissa Brown. Melissa is the host of the blended family podcast, a show where she discusses the unique challenges and struggles that blended families face. Melissa has hadRead more... Melissa has had a blended family of her own for the last nine years, which includes four children, who are now 17, 15, 13, and 12. When it comes to raising teenagers, she completely understand the struggle with social media and technology.
“When families are blended it can be more of a challenge, as there are often two households with two different sets of rules.” ~Melissa Brown
Today we are talking about blended families and the difficulties that she and her husband have had when dealing with differing rules between their home and that of the other parent’s. There are always challenges when parenting children in two different homes, and coming together on the rules of engagement with your kids and technology might be even more difficult when you don’t see eye to eye with your ex.
Melissa and her ex husband were faced with a situation where they didn’t agree with how to deal with their daughter and her access to technology. It wasn’t until her daughter moved in with her dad that he was able to see the problems that were occurring.
We also discussed the importance of having a contract with your child around their cellphone. There are many different ways to handle this situation, and Melissa suggested that the earlier you are able to get on this the better. She did try to implement a contract situation with her older children after they had already had their devices for a while and it was not nearly as successful as when she introduced the contract to her youngest daughter as she was first given her phone.
For more information about Melissa please visit her online:
Website | Facebook | Twitter
Melissa is also the host of the podcast:

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Episode 21 – Preteens and Technology http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/08/30/episode-21-preteens-and-technology/ Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:00:29 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=182 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/08/30/episode-21-preteens-and-technology/#respond http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/08/30/episode-21-preteens-and-technology/feed/ 0 <p>I would like to welcome Luna Leverett to the show. She is a mom to a 7th grade boy and 5th grade girl. As a public speaker, she helps overwhelmed women find peace and contentment by living the lives they<a class="more-link" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/08/30/episode-21-preteens-and-technology/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/08/30/episode-21-preteens-and-technology/">Episode 21 – Preteens and Technology</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> I would like to welcome Luna Leverett to the show. She is a mom to a 7th grade boy and 5th grade girl. As a public speaker, she helps overwhelmed women find peace and contentment by living the lives they are called to and letting go of what others think about them.

Today we are talking about how Luna and her husband are introducing technology to her children. Luna’s husband works in IT and as they raised their children they have been cautious about introducing technology to their kids. Luna shares a story with us about her young son who made a decision to search for something on his device at school that he knew was inappropriate to impress other boys, even though he knew better.

We do our very best to share our ideals with our children, and sometimes even when our kids know what the right derision is, they will still make bad choices. When those things happen it is all about how we react to the situation that will allow us to build stronger relationships with our kids.

Luna is witnessing some other interesting things particularly with her son in regards to how he uses the devices that he has access to when connecting with friends, and now girls as well….

While listening to this episode you might relate to Luna’s stories, or perhaps you are afraid that this might happen to your family. Regardless of where you are in your journey with your kids and their involvement with technology, just know that you are doing the best you can with what you have and that is all that really matters.

For more information about Luna please visit her online

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

Luna is also the host of the podcast:
Confessions Behind the Minivan: Where Imperfect Moms Meet to Encourage Each Other

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I would like to welcome Luna Leverett to the show. She is a mom to a 7th grade boy and 5th grade girl. As a public speaker, she helps overwhelmed women find peace and contentment by living the lives theyRead more... Today we are talking about how Luna and her husband are introducing technology to her children. Luna’s husband works in IT and as they raised their children they have been cautious about introducing technology to their kids. Luna shares a story with us about her young son who made a decision to search for something on his device at school that he knew was inappropriate to impress other boys, even though he knew better.
We do our very best to share our ideals with our children, and sometimes even when our kids know what the right derision is, they will still make bad choices. When those things happen it is all about how we react to the situation that will allow us to build stronger relationships with our kids.
Luna is witnessing some other interesting things particularly with her son in regards to how he uses the devices that he has access to when connecting with friends, and now girls as well….
While listening to this episode you might relate to Luna’s stories, or perhaps you are afraid that this might happen to your family. Regardless of where you are in your journey with your kids and their involvement with technology, just know that you are doing the best you can with what you have and that is all that really matters.
For more information about Luna please visit her online
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google+
Luna is also the host of the podcast:

Confessions Behind the Minivan: Where Imperfect Moms Meet to Encourage Each Other

 
 
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Episode 20 – Kids Growing Up With Technology http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/08/23/episode-20-kids-growing-up-with-technology/ Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:00:02 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=178 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/08/23/episode-20-kids-growing-up-with-technology/#respond http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/08/23/episode-20-kids-growing-up-with-technology/feed/ 0 <p>On today’s show I would like to introduce you to Carla Wynn. She is the mother of three sons, ages 28, 18 and 14. Her younger two boys are already seasoned entrepreneurs and her 18 year old son was diagnosed with a rare<a class="more-link" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/08/23/episode-20-kids-growing-up-with-technology/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/08/23/episode-20-kids-growing-up-with-technology/">Episode 20 – Kids Growing Up With Technology</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> On today’s show I would like to introduce you to Carla Wynn. She is the mother of three sons, ages 28, 18 and 14. Her younger two boys are already seasoned entrepreneurs and her 18 year old son was diagnosed with a rare seizure disorder at the age of 7.

Join us for a great conversation about raising kids in the age of technology. Carla homeschooled her children and we talked about how she and her kids used technology to extend their learning.

For more information about Carla please visit her online

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google+

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On today’s show I would like to introduce you to Carla Wynn. She is the mother of three sons, ages 28, 18 and 14. Her younger two boys are already seasoned entrepreneurs and her 18 year old son was diagnosed with a rareRead more... Join us for a great conversation about raising kids in the age of technology. Carla homeschooled her children and we talked about how she and her kids used technology to extend their learning.
For more information about Carla please visit her online
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Episode 19 – Talking to Your Teens About Sex and Pornography http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/04/28/episode-19-talking-to-your-teens-about-sex-and-pornography/ Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:45:02 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=168 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/04/28/episode-19-talking-to-your-teens-about-sex-and-pornography/#respond http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/04/28/episode-19-talking-to-your-teens-about-sex-and-pornography/feed/ 0 <p>We all have stories about how our parents talked to us about sex (or didn’t) these can influence how we talk to our own children as well. My special guest Anya Manes works with parents to help them have important<a class="more-link" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/04/28/episode-19-talking-to-your-teens-about-sex-and-pornography/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/04/28/episode-19-talking-to-your-teens-about-sex-and-pornography/">Episode 19 – Talking to Your Teens About Sex and Pornography</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> We all have stories about how our parents talked to us about sex (or didn’t) these can influence how we talk to our own children as well.

My special guest Anya Manes works with parents to help them have important conversations with their children about sex.

For more information about Anya please visit her online

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Vimeo

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We all have stories about how our parents talked to us about sex (or didn’t) these can influence how we talk to our own children as well. My special guest Anya Manes works with parents to help them have importantRead more... My special guest Anya Manes works with parents to help them have important conversations with their children about sex.
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Episode 18 – Teens, Technology & Their Relationships http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/04/20/episode-18-teens-technology-their-relationships/ Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:45:20 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=164 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/04/20/episode-18-teens-technology-their-relationships/#respond http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/04/20/episode-18-teens-technology-their-relationships/feed/ 0 <p>Have you noticed that social media or technology has impacted your teen’s relationships? How do we help our kids to get off social and get on the phone or Skype to help them work out the issues with their friends<a class="more-link" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/04/20/episode-18-teens-technology-their-relationships/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2016/04/20/episode-18-teens-technology-their-relationships/">Episode 18 – Teens, Technology & Their Relationships</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> Have you noticed that social media or technology has impacted your teen’s relationships? How do we help our kids to get off social and get on the phone or Skype to help them work out the issues with their friends and those who they are dating?

What is happening with your kids? How are they handling social media and their relationships?

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Episode 17 – Self Worth & Bullying http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/11/19/self-worth-bullying/ Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:57:26 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=154 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/11/19/self-worth-bullying/#respond http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/11/19/self-worth-bullying/feed/ 0 <p>If only she knew how little they matter… I too struggled through school, being bullied and feeling worthless! IF I could spend a few minutes with myself at that age, this is what I would say: Your self worth and<a class="more-link" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/11/19/self-worth-bullying/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/11/19/self-worth-bullying/">Episode 17 – Self Worth & Bullying</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> If only she knew how little they matter… I too struggled through school, being bullied and feeling worthless! IF I could spend a few minutes with myself at that age, this is what I would say:

Your self worth and the love you seek is within you. The sooner you find out what YOU enjoy doing, and what make you truly joyful, the sooner you can concentrate on that.
Before you let them in your head and your heart, ask yourself if they matter? Will they help you build a life with all the the things that bring you joy? If not… stop focusing on them!
You are filled with love, and passion! You will make a difference to many people in your life and the more joy you have in your life the bigger the difference you can make!

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If only she knew how little they matter… I too struggled through school, being bullied and feeling worthless! IF I could spend a few minutes with myself at that age, this is what I would say: Your self worth andRead more... Your self worth and the love you seek is within you. The sooner you find out what YOU enjoy doing, and what make you truly joyful, the sooner you can concentrate on that.

Before you let them in your head and your heart, ask yourself if they matter? Will they help you build a life with all the the things that bring you joy? If not… stop focusing on them!

You are filled with love, and passion! You will make a difference to many people in your life and the more joy you have in your life the bigger the difference you can make!

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Episode 16 – Your Kids and Email http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/11/05/episode-16-your-kids-and-email/ Thu, 05 Nov 2015 21:23:53 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=150 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/11/05/episode-16-your-kids-and-email/#respond http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/11/05/episode-16-your-kids-and-email/feed/ 0 <p>Determining if your child is ready for email may or may not be something that is in your control. Your child may require an email account for school long before you think they should have one, but what can you<a class="more-link" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/11/05/episode-16-your-kids-and-email/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/11/05/episode-16-your-kids-and-email/">Episode 16 – Your Kids and Email</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> Determining if your child is ready for email may or may not be something that is in your control. Your child may require an email account for school long before you think they should have one, but what can you do to make sure they are safe?

Deciding if your child is ready for email is a choice that has many factors, including their age as well as their emotional readiness.

Regardless of if you think your child is ready or not, building a strong communication base will help you to stay on top of what your child is doing, and it will also help you to keep them safe as they venture into this new stage in their lives.

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Determining if your child is ready for email may or may not be something that is in your control. Your child may require an email account for school long before you think they should have one, but what can youRead more... Deciding if your child is ready for email is a choice that has many factors, including their age as well as their emotional readiness.
Regardless of if you think your child is ready or not, building a strong communication base will help you to stay on top of what your child is doing, and it will also help you to keep them safe as they venture into this new stage in their lives.
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Episode 15 – Your Teen & The Law http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/10/29/episode-15-your-teen-the-law/ Thu, 29 Oct 2015 16:00:49 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=144 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/10/29/episode-15-your-teen-the-law/#respond http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/10/29/episode-15-your-teen-the-law/feed/ 0 <p>Do you realize that there are things that our children are doing online that are putting them at risk? Please watch this video below, get to know Amanda Todd’s story.   Talk with your children and alert them to the<a class="more-link" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/10/29/episode-15-your-teen-the-law/">Read more...</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/10/29/episode-15-your-teen-the-law/">Episode 15 – Your Teen & The Law</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> Do you realize that there are things that our children are doing online that are putting them at risk? Please watch this video below, get to know Amanda Todd’s story.

 

Talk with your children and alert them to the risks of participating online in this way. Let them know that sharing nudes of children is child pornography, and they can be tried as an adult and carry a record around with them for the rest of their lives!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/amanda-todd-police-alerted-to-extortion-suspect-before-her-suicide-1.2860418

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Do you realize that there are things that our children are doing online that are putting them at risk? Please watch this video below, get to know Amanda Todd’s story.   Talk with your children and alert them to theRead more...  
Talk with your children and alert them to the risks of participating online in this way. Let them know that sharing nudes of children is child pornography, and they can be tried as an adult and carry a record around with them for the rest of their lives!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/amanda-todd-police-alerted-to-extortion-suspect-before-her-suicide-1.2860418
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Episode 14 – Privacy and our Devices http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/09/24/episode-14-privacy-and-our-devices/ Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:00:52 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=140 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/09/24/episode-14-privacy-and-our-devices/#respond http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/09/24/episode-14-privacy-and-our-devices/feed/ 0 <p>Do you use privacy options on your devices? I do, and I need to. Chances are you probably need to as well and your kids do as well.. Join me as I talk about privatizing your device!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/09/24/episode-14-privacy-and-our-devices/">Episode 14 – Privacy and our Devices</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> Do you use privacy options on your devices? I do, and I need to. Chances are you probably need to as well and your kids do as well.. Join me as I talk about privatizing your device!

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Episode 13 – Relationships & Conversations http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/09/17/episode-13-relationships-conversations/ Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:00:06 +0000 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/?p=135 http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/09/17/episode-13-relationships-conversations/#respond http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/09/17/episode-13-relationships-conversations/feed/ 0 <p>Today’s topic explores the importance of building strong relationships with your teens, and finding ways to communicate before it’s too late.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com/2015/09/17/episode-13-relationships-conversations/">Episode 13 – Relationships & Conversations</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.hangoutwithgeekygirl.com">Kids and Technology</a>.</p> Today’s topic explores the importance of building strong relationships with your teens, and finding ways to communicate before it’s too late.

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