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When Should My Kid Get An iPhone? The Guide to Safely Introducing Tech Into Our Children’s Lives w/Anne Marie McDonald

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Technology is brilliant, helpful and powerful, but it can also be a bit scary when it comes to our kids getting devices for the first time. For parents who grew up in a time where Siri or TikTok didn’t even exist, how do we acclimate to tech being an ever-present part of our kids’ lives, and how do we ease them into it so that they have a healthy relationship with it? 

As parents, we can’t ignore where the world is right now, but we can still set boundaries so that our children use tech when they are emotionally ready for it. 

In today’s episode, I’m joined by Vice President of Public Relations & Communications at Gabb Wireless, Anne Marie McDonald. She talks about tech, when our kids should have it, and the impact it can have on their lives. 

“Tech isn’t going away, and we want to embrace it and teach our kids how to use it in a healthy way so they become healthy adults that are balanced.”

-Anne Marie McDonald

Three Things You’ll Learn in This Episode

  • How to introduce kid-safe tech to our children
    When do we know that our kids are ready for an iPhone, and if not, what foundational devices can they have?
  • Navigating tech when our children are in different age groups
    How do we handle introducing tech to one child when their younger brother or sister is likely to get some FOMO?
  • The importance of open and honest dialogue with our children
    When does tech work against our parenting?

Guest Bio- 

Anne Marie McDonald is the Vice President of Public Relations & Communications at Gabb Wireless. She leads the charge to educate media and families on safe-tech solutions. As a podcast host, speaker and content curator, Anne Marie continues to empower families to thrive in a digital age by providing information and trusted resources. She is the proud Mom of four, ages 6-16. 

Head to https://gabbwireless.com/ to find out more about their kid-safe smartphone and use the code BOSSMOM for a discount.


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