We live in a completely different world than I grew up in. I saw my first computer – the green screen kind – when I was in 3rd grade. By the time I was in high school, we were building computers from the ground up and selling them as part of a school project. Somewhere in the middle of there, the world started to go even more digital with email and the start of the Internet. It was a very exciting time and I feel fortunate that I grew up as the technology was evolving.
It’s different for the generations that have come after me, though. Ashley and Austin grew up on Facebook, and Bubbles will never know a time when people didn’t constantly provide updates on their lives through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more. This opens up entirely new parenting challenges as we try and teach them how to use it safely and respectfully.