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30 Blogs for Tracking Kids’ Activities
October 2, 2012 | in Babysitting Jobs
Keeping up with how your child spends her time, what activities she’s engaging in when you’re not with her, and managing her schedule is easily one of the most difficult aspects of parenting. The need to manage and track all of your child’s activities is ever-present, but can present a significant challenge for today’s over-scheduled, harried parents. These 30 blog posts offer ideas and insights regarding the need to track your children’s actions, and the best methods for doing so.
Tracking Internet Activity
The Internet can be one of the most valuable learning and educational tools that your child has at his disposal. The ability to immediately access the most extensive store of information that civilization has ever known puts your child on the fast track to intellectual expansion and academic success. Unfortunately, the Internet can also be a very dangerous place for children. These five blog entries are dedicated to Internet safety and the ethical implications of tracking – or choosing not to track – the websites that your kids visit.
- Do Not Track Kids’ Online Activities
- Keep Track of Your Kid’s Internet Activity With Recover It
- A FREE Way to Monitor Your Kids’ Online Activity
- To Monitor or Not to Monitor: Tracking Children’s Digital Lives
- Monitor Your Kids Internet Use Without Spying
Tracking Phone Activity
Just one generation ago cell phones were seen as extravagant luxury items owned only by well-heeled, powerful adults. Today, the majority of kids and almost every teenager in the country carry their own little piece of mobile connectivity in their pocket. While a cell phone is a great tool for keeping tabs on your kids and ensuring that they can always access an adult when they’re in trouble, they can also present kids with the opportunity to access and share inappropriate content. Learning to track and monitor your kids’ cell phone activity is detailed in these five blog posts.
- Impact of Tracking Kids’ Smartphone Activities
- Track Cell Phone Text Messages
- Mobile Software for Remote Tracking of Kids’ iPhones
- Should You Use Your Smart Phone to Track Your Kids?
- How to Monitor Your Kids’ Use of Their Mobile Phone
Tracking Social Networking Activity
Commenting, posting, liking and tweeting are all commonplace activities for the modern kid. Social networking is, however, an avenue for cyber-bullying and predators to access children. Help your kids learn to use social networking safely and responsibly with the pointers offered in these five blog entries.
- Parents Beware: Instagram & Kik Messenger Are a Dangerous Combination & What Social Dangers to Check For
- 4 Security Concerns for Kids Under 13. What to Do?
- Social Networking
- Kids and Social Networking: Pros and Cons
- Social Media: What Parents Should Worry About
Tracking Extracurricular Activities
Between soccer practice, dance classes and academic clubs, today’s kids have schedules that rival those of their parents in terms of fullness. Managing your kids’ activities in addition to your own jam-packed routine while still tracking expenses to ensure that you don’t exceed the family budget can present a very real challenge, which is where these five bloggers offer their assistance.
- How Do You Stay on Top of Your Kids’ After School Activities?
- Keeping Track of Kids’ Schedules
- 15 Tips for Managing the After-School Activities Juggle
- Trying To Manage Extracurricular Activities? Our Six Sanity Saving Tips!
- How To Determine The Total Cost for Kids’ Extracurricular Activities
Tracking Chores and Household Responsibilities
Whether your children are tasked with completing chores in exchange for their allowance or are simply expected to perform them as a matter of daily routine, kids and parents alike can benefit from a bit of chore management. These five blog posts offer hints, tips and ideas for tracking which chores have yet to be completed, and which can be crossed off your child’s list.
- Free Printable: Kids’ Chore Chart
- Works for Me Wednesday: Chore Tracking With No Chore Chart!
- An App That Prompts Children to Do Their Chores
- Automating Allowance and Chore Tracking for the Bank of Helbig
- Kids and Chores: Do You Track ‘Em?
Tracking Screen Time
There are a wide variety of reasons for modern parents to be concerned with tracking and applying reasonable limits to the amount of time that their children spend engaged with electronic devices. When kids get off the couch and away from the computer, they have more time available to engage in healthy, physically active pursuits. The ideas put forth by these five blogs make managing kids’ screen time a bit less of a Herculean task.
- Multiplying Media Make It Harder To Manage Kids’ Screen Time
- Screen Time Conclusions
- MOMARAMA: Too Much Media? Managing Kids’ Screen Time
- Is Screen Time Halloween Candy for Your Brain?
- Tips for Managing Kids’ Screen Time
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