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July 2, 2013
Sue is an author and Parent Advocate. She is also the founder of Parents' Universal Resource Experts, Inc.
School is out and summer is here.
With this newfound free time, teens and tweens are sure to be spending a lot more of the day (and night) on their devices. But before they become glued to a cell phone, TV, video game or computer, make sure you take a little time to set up some ground rules.
Speaking of time, you’re probably on a time crunch. Whether at work or simply busy taking care of home and kids, I made a cheat sheet to help you help your teens make it through their connected summer. All you need to remember is C.A.M.P.
C. Cybersafety: Who, what and where?
A. Anti-Bullying: Is your child a victim of a bully, or a bully themselves? (Also known as cyberbullying).
M. Meet and Mingle: Take it offline. Get out unplugged.
P. Proactive Parenting: Be an educated parent.
I know there’s a lot here, so try to take C.A.M.P. in stride. But, if you can make it through the entire C.A.M.P this summer, I promise you’ll see lasting results for years to come.
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Sue Scheff is an author and Parent Advocate. She founded Parents’ Universal Resource Experts, Inc in 2001. Her expertise is educating parents that are struggling with their out-of-control teenager and Internet safety for both kids and adults. In her book, Wit’s End! Advice and Resources for Saving Your Out-of-Control Teen, (Health Communications, Inc), Sue Scheff journals her own difficulties with her teen, as well as offers prescriptive advice for parents at their wit’s end.
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