Families need trust between all their members to operate, and that can often make for conflicted feelings in parents. Kids need to be trusted, but how much is too much, and how can you balance trust, their safety, and your responsibility as a parent? If you install a parental control app, is that the same as looking through their diary? Here’s how to draw a line between responsible parenting and being too intrusive.
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Parental Control Apps: Monitoring Isn’t the Same as Spying
Families need trust between all their members to operate, and that can often make for conflicted feelings in parents. Kids