Research + News | Topic: Parenting

This Teen’s Hand-Made ‘Meme Guide’ Is A Must-Read For Every Parent

If you’ve ever wondered what a VSCO girl is, why your kids respond to your questions with “yeet,” or where the “Old Town Road” is located, there’s now a helpful guide for that. Read the article here.

Behind That Teenage TikTok Star, There’s Probably A Very Confused Parent

Teens can achieve online stardom almost overnight. While that creates an opportunity for a generation of internet users, it also poses a new challenge for a generation of parents. Read the article here.

Talking To Kids About Tech Most Dreadful For Most Parents

A total of 1,000 British parents took part in the research, and 56% would rather talk to their children about sex and puberty than learn about new online features, trends, and gadgets. Read the article here.

If You Have Questions About Teens, They’re Answering Them For You On Reddit

Teenagers want to be understood, are some of the answers on Reddit helpful for parents trying to understand? Read the article here.

The Role Of Memes In Teen Culture

Memes can provide an opening for parents to talk to adolescents about serious issues like coronavirus or the possibility of war. Read the article here.

Average Parent Spends Just 5 Hours Face-To-Face With Their Kids Per Week

44% said their familial disconnect is a result of their kids logging inordinate amounts of time on their phones during traditional “family time” in the evening. Read the article here.

Our Daughter’s Nightly Struggle

Navigating this technology thing is not fun, for parents or our teens, but fighting the battle is worth it. Read the article here.

I Monitor My Teens’ Electronics, And You Should Too

Kids should have no expectation of privacy on devices given to them by their parents. Read the article here.

Communications Time Bomb: Parents’ Smartphone Use Could Be The New Secondhand Smoke

Adults’ digital habits could be hazardous to children’s speech and language development. Read the article here.

My Teen Says I’m The ‘Only Mom’ With Such Strict Rules. But I Know I’m Not Alone

The wild variations of how to raise tiny people into adults become more obvious as our children become more aware of their peers — adding yet another challenge to the already weighty task of parenting. Read the article here.