great Web Links if you're looking for some Guidance on...
PARENTING & KIDS
"Teen Suicide Prevention" (Teen Line)
This is a must watch for every parent! I stumbled into a talk by this organization and initially thought, "My kids are so not suicidal. What a waste of my time this will be." BUT how wrong I was! Stress in our childrens' lives is real and the biggest issue is that our children need someone to whom they can talk. If it isn't the parent (or a teacher or a friend), they'll need a professional. Heed the warnings. Be aware. This video is tough to watch. And yes, I did cry. For more information, check out https://teenlineonline.org/
"What's the Right Age For A Child To Get A Smart Phone?" (NYTimes)
The Age of Parenting Kids In Tech is daunting. A must-read. The most daunting part? "Ms. Weinberger, who wrote the smartphone and internet safety book “The Boogeyman Exists: And He’s in Your Child’s Back Pocket,” said she had surveyed 70,000 children in the last 18 months and found that, on average, sexting began in the fifth grade, pornography consumption began when children turned 8, and pornography addiction began around age 11."