Top tips for dealing with tweens and email

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Technology is one of the biggest challenges facing parents today. Should you let them get an email, well a lot of experts will say none until they’re 13. Frankly, I let mine get them when they are about 10. Here’s why. I can monitor what they’re doing. I have their passwords. I know exactly who they’re writing to and when. As they get older, they may not be as willing to let me in on what they’re doing. Same thing with Instagram. Instagram is something that they can beyond at young ages. It should be private, make sure the privacy settings are set at only the people you’ll allow can follow them, but in some ways, it is a nice way for them to experiment, for them to experiment at an age when you can able to control what they put up.

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Jane Buckingham

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Jane Buckingham is the author of the best selling book series The Modern Girl’s Guide to Life, The Modern Girl’s Guide to Motherhood, The Modern Girl’s Guide to Sticky Situations and the The Modern Girl’s Guide to Raising Decent Daughters (Decentdaughters.com). Buckingham was the host of The Modern Girl’s Guide to Life on The Style Network and is a regular contributor to Good Morning America. She is the founder and CEO of Trendera, one of the countries foremost trend forecasting and consulting agencies, working for companies including Gap, Hilton, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Fox, Paramount, and many others. She is the proud mother of a decent 11-year-old son and decent nine-year-old daughter.  

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