Disciplining Teenage Monsters in a social media world

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My middle Monsters got herself into a little trouble on social media so my husband and I choose to have her take a social media break. she has had a lot of trouble with this she has asked almost everyday to have her phone back. Her phone and laptop were taken away only after school and homework was done. She thinks we are the worst parents in the world but I am slowly seeing a change in her. She has been helping out more I am also seeing her more lol. Our family had a game night which we have not had in quite some time but here is my question should I let the break be over or see if longer would be beneficial to her? Should I sit down and see if she would be willing to have a longer break? I am just seeing my monster the way she was before the phone!!! She is talking to me more I am just worried things will go back to her face always being in a phone??? Please don’t get me wrong we have rule and limits but it is a ver hard balance when parenting teenage Monster. They are growing up in a scary social media based world!!!!!!!!

New stage in Parenthood!!!!

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This Monster keeper just hit the hardest part of Parenthood!! Teenage DATING scary scary crap!!! I know that I have said this before but now one ever prepared me for this stage of parenting. This parenting in the social media age is hard but having teenagers who are dating during this time is even harder. I don’t even know where to start I am trying to set realistic boundaries but this is a scary world we live in. My husband and I took our middle Monster on her first date we wanted to be there to see how he treated her. We wanted him to understand our rules and our boundaries. Don’t get me wrong I know that kids act different when parents are around. I hope I am doing what’s best for them. I am just very unsure of how to parent is this social media age. So here is my Question how do you handle this? How do your kids handle it? What boundaries do you set? I know that I have to trust that I have instilled good values and that they respect my boundaries and rules. I also believe in letting them make mistakes so they can learn how to fix them and so they can learn from them in general!!!!!!