Social media is commonplace today. Chances are that if you as a mom aren't using it, your teenager probably is. How in the world do we control something that seems so vast and uncontrollable?
Well, we can't. But we can train up our kids to use and navigate social media in a healthy way. Or you can be like me and just ban it completely from the house!
Today's guest, Nicole Nakamura, has several children in her home using social media, and this episode was chalk FULL of wonderful and challenging advice.
One of the key takeaways from our conversation was the issue of privacy. When it comes to your child's social media accounts, privacy does not exist! You as a parent should have direct access at all times to every account that your child has. It's also a great idea to set up time limits, limit wifi usage, and always keep devices out of your children's bedrooms.
Make sure to always keep open communication about any issues that may will occur. Ask questions, be nosy, and always be willing to listen when your kids are ready to talk.
Perhaps the most important tool we have at our disposal is prayer. God knows and loves our children more than we do, so we must rely on His Word and His Spirit for clear direction in our families. What goes for one child may not apply to another!
Resources from today's episode:
The Cultural Translator from Axis
Don't Mom Alone!
Rachel and Stacy