How to Talk to Kids About Digital Footprints
Jessica Speer | Author & Advocate Helping Kids and Families Thrive
by Jessica Speer, Author
2w ago
How can parents talk to kids about digital footprints so they actually listen? How can caregivers explore online reputations in a way that connects with teens? This post explores these questions and more. Many parents are concerned that their child or teen might post something they later regret or that will negatively impact their future. The post How to Talk to Kids About Digital Footprints appeared first on Jessica Speer - Author ..read more
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3 Words Tech-Savvy Kids Understand
Jessica Speer | Author & Advocate Helping Kids and Families Thrive
by Jessica Speer, Author
1M ago
Kids become more informed tech consumers when they understand the tech business model. This article, inspired by The Phone Book – Stay Safe, Be Smart, and Make the World Better with the Powerful Device in Your Hand, shares 3 words tech-savvy kids understand. Over the past decade, anxiety surpassed depression as the most common reason The post 3 Words Tech-Savvy Kids Understand appeared first on Jessica Speer - Author ..read more
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5 Family Conversations that Support Kids Healthy Screen Habits
Jessica Speer | Author & Advocate Helping Kids and Families Thrive
by Jessica Speer, Author
2M ago
This post shares five family conversations about technology and devices that help kids build healthy screen habits. Helping kids develop safe and healthy screen habits is a cornerstone of parenting today. Conversations about digital footprints, stranger danger, screen addiction, and more are common in families today as parents try to keep their kids safe. While The post 5 Family Conversations that Support Kids Healthy Screen Habits appeared first on Jessica Speer - Author ..read more
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Middle School Stuff #10: Stress
Jessica Speer | Author & Advocate Helping Kids and Families Thrive
by Jessica Speer, Author
4M ago
This series of articles explores what students told me about the trickier parts of middle school. Here’s the final post in this series –  #10 Stress.  If you missed earlier posts, here are links: #1 – Judgment, #2 – Friendship Changes, #3 – Popularity,  #4 – Crushes & Dating, # 5 – Cliques & Groups, The post Middle School Stuff #10: Stress appeared first on Jessica Speer - Author ..read more
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Middle School Stuff #9: Peer Pressure
Jessica Speer | Author & Advocate Helping Kids and Families Thrive
by Jessica Speer, Author
6M ago
This series of posts explores the tricky side of middle school. Here’s post #9 about Peer Pressure.  If you missed earlier posts, here are links: #1 – Judgment, #2 – Friendship Changes, #3 – Popularity,  #4 – Crushes & Dating, # 5 – Cliques & Groups, #6 – Gossip, #7 – Social Media and #8 The post Middle School Stuff #9: Peer Pressure appeared first on Jessica Speer - Author ..read more
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Helping Kids Understand Mindful and Mindless Screen Time
Jessica Speer | Author & Advocate Helping Kids and Families Thrive
by Jessica Speer, Author
6M ago
This post defines mindful and mindless screen time, and offers ways to help kids become more aware of their own screen behaviors. My teen daughter takes a break from TikTok over the summer. This is no easy task, given that staying up-to-date on trends means staying current on what is happening on social media for The post Helping Kids Understand Mindful and Mindless Screen Time appeared first on Jessica Speer - Author ..read more
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Back-to-School and Friendships
Jessica Speer | Author & Advocate Helping Kids and Families Thrive
by Jessica Speer, Author
8M ago
It’s back-to-school time, and that means back to friendships too. Making and maintaining friendships can be challenging at times for kids. Given the wide range of social skills in a single classroom, it’s no wonder that friendship struggles unfold. For many kids, the return to school and their social worlds is filled with unknowns. Will their friends still The post Back-to-School and Friendships appeared first on Jessica Speer - Author ..read more
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Middle School Stuff #8: Mean and Bullying Behaviors
Jessica Speer | Author & Advocate Helping Kids and Families Thrive
by Jessica Speer, Author
10M ago
This series of posts explores the tricky side of middle school. Here’s post #8 – Mean and Bullying Behaviors.  If you missed earlier posts, here are links: #1 – Judgment, #2 – Friendship Changes, #3 – Popularity,  #4 – Crushes & Dating, # 5 – Cliques & Groups, #6 – Gossip and #7 – Social The post Middle School Stuff #8: Mean and Bullying Behaviors appeared first on Jessica Speer - Author ..read more
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Middle School Stuff #7: Social Media
Jessica Speer | Author & Advocate Helping Kids and Families Thrive
by Jessica Speer, Author
11M ago
This series of posts explores the tricky side of middle school. Here’s post #7 – Social Media. If you missed earlier posts, here are links: #1 – Judgment, #2 – Friendship Changes, #3 – Popularity,  #4 – Crushes & Dating, #5 – Cliques & Groups, and #6 – Gossip. While researching Middle School – Safety Goggles The post Middle School Stuff #7: Social Media appeared first on Jessica Speer - Author ..read more
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Middle School Stuff #6: Gossip
Jessica Speer | Author & Advocate Helping Kids and Families Thrive
by Jessica Speer, Author
1y ago
This series of posts explores the tricky side of middle school. Here’s post #6 – Gossip. If you missed earlier posts, here are links: #1 – Judgment, #2 – Friendship Changes, #3 – Popularity,  #4 – Crushes & Dating, and # 5 – Cliques & Groups. While researching Middle School – Safety Goggles Advised, I The post Middle School Stuff #6: Gossip appeared first on Jessica Speer - Author ..read more
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