Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
With technology the way it is, somebody should make a parenting app (application) that will help them connect with their kids.
Kids as young as 4-years old have tablets, MP3 players and handheld video games. Skype is installed so they can talk with their grandparents in China, India, Japan, Russia or wherever.
Pictures can be taken front ways, back ways, in panorama, simple stills or as a video and instantly uploaded to their social network sites.
Kids can look up more about the person who is the voice behind their favorite character in the movie, program they watch on Netflix via instant streaming.
Babies have noisy buttons on the fake cellphones that are sometimes real. Toddlers have princess laptops and digital cameras.
Is there a parent app such that the parent can see all that their kids see and do online or with a digital device?
If not, is somebody making one?
Imagine opening up your smartphone, clicking on an app and seeing everything your kid, make that kids of different ages did or are doing over the inputted period of time.
Would that be helpful?
Or maybe parents could just do old-fashioned parenting. That is – decide what their kids can and cannot do with technology, have very open lines of communication with their kids and honest give and take. We don’t need a parenting app for that.
Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.