Self-Episode #1 –Social Media & Parenting
Social media is the wave of the future, and by embracing it, parents can find further ways to connect with their children. In this episode of Diversity Dad, we explore the world of social media and how it relates to parenting!
The Internet is fairly new, but coming into its own as far as the tools available and what can be done with it. This is particularly true with social media.
Mothers and fathers that previously didn’t want to get on social media are now on Facebook, while kids are starting to leave Facebook for “new and fresh”
platforms like Snapchat.
How can we as parents, connect with our children through social media?
1)Be realistic with where you’re at
Make sure you can navigate the computer. To learn more about the various
social media platforms, you can search YouTube for “how to” videos.
“It’s just educating yourself on what’s out there, and asking how I can get better”
2) Understand that your child may not want you on social media
As a parent, you need to have that conversation and your children know that you
want to be a connected parent. Don’t track everything they do, but “heart, like “and” retweet “their posts. By doing so, you will strengthen your relationship with them. However, it’s important to lay down certain ground rules so that the privacy of your children is maintained.
3) Ride the wave of social media
Snapchat was created in 2011 and now has over 100 million active users.
“(Snapchat) is fun, innovative and really speaks to how life is. You just really
The Diversity Dad Resource Series Part 2, focuses on dads facing challenges
such as divorce, and how to deal with certain situations. We will do so by featuring stories from actual dads.
“This is our podcast; you are all the highlight of this podcast. We want to make sure we are really focusing on how to help you all get better with your life.
“Sometimes it’s easier said than done to spend more time with your kids due to the demands of today. It’s challenging, but us as fathers need to make sure we spend enough time with our kids.
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