Parents should prohibit kids from dating until they are
“People ask me, ‘When should I give my child a smartphone?
’ and I say, ‘Whenever you’re comfortable with them viewing pornography’, because their curiosity will take them there.“My personal belief is that I don’t think a child should have a smartphone until they are 16, unless it is under adult supervision.”Phone use was a child protection issue, he said.
In addition to my own personal experiences growing up, I was a foster-mother to two girls, one a gender atypical girl, now lesbian, the other I officially adopted…
and “unofficial” foster mother / god mother to several transkids, when they were teens through young adult.
Your job is helping them become the best person that they rightfully are, what ever that may be. Since much of the advice I give here may not be found anywhere else, you need to know it.
As a transgendered child and teen, I would have loved for my parents to have known this material. Many of the issues I list below happened to me, my friends, and my charges.
“Whether it is the use of mobile phones or the attitudes of parents to their child’s behaviour in class, we will now probe deeper into behaviour to ensure that no child has to put up with having their education disrupted by misbehaviour.”Most schools have some sort of policy regarding smartphone use, amid concerns over cyberbullying and online pornography.
I “came out” in high school around the same time and have lived happily as a girl/woman, wife, and mother since then. I do NOT maintain a list, nor recommend medical professionals nor therapists. I do not have further advice that I’m holding back, that is not freely given here.Although technology can enhance learning, teachers have reported that the growing number of children bringing digital devices into class is leading to disruption, officials warn.“We need to make sure the advice we give to schools, and the approaches being used are fit for the 21st century when even primary school pupils may be bringing in phones or tablets.That is why we have taken the decision to expand Tom Bennett’s review to look at how teachers can tackle bad behaviour,” said Nick Gibb, the schools minister.To address this overly broad definition, we use the term “transkid” in the latter, much more narrow, sense.
The term “gender dysphoric” means that one is distressed about their social and/or bodily sex/gender.As an adoptive and foster parent myself, please allow me to express that you have my most sincere empathy. Raising children is both a privilege and sacred trust.