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Grab and cup of coffee and settle in to read this week's question. We’ve started with some answers from local moms but we want to hear from you. Leave a comment in the comment box below and share your thoughts.
Question: As a parent, how do you monitor who your children are friends with? If so, how? If not, why?
If your children use social media, do you monitor them on social media site? If so, how?
: This one is a tricky question. I have elementary school children. I think this is a more important issue for parents of middle and high school kids.
For that age range I would think parents may worry more about influences of lack of academics, drugs, sex and drinking, etc. With elementary school kids it is really not an issue.
I haven't given much thought to how I will handle it but I do know that in high school my father told me he thought one of my friends was a bad influence on me and didn't want me to hang out with her. She is an amazing person and I am so happy to still (25 years later) call her my good friend.