So my husband and I got my then 8-year-old daughter a Kindle fire HD for Christmas and she is now 10. We told her when we got it that we would check it periodically to make sure that she was going by our rules. We also have parental controls on it. So from time to time we will take it from her and check and see what is going on. We did so recently and when I was going through it she has an app pulled up with a very cheesy and kid like dating site, sad but true. Where people would usually post their profile it's done with the cartoon characters. My daughter has chatted with several boys and her opening line is do you want to date? And her profile she said she wants a boy that is sporty, cute, rich and nice. She has even talked with several girls on there. The conversations don't go too far. But I am really worried. Her attitude the last couple of months has changed as well. Not that her friends are bad influences, they are very respectful when they are over at the house and I absolutely adore them all. She did have a friend she used to hang out with that my husband and I did not care for what so ever but that friend moved months ago although she still Skype's with her. I know that kids are going to go through there if phases but my daughter is extremely intelligence, pretty and popular at school for a fifth grader. I am just wanting her to go down the right road and follow the dreams that she has but she is sort of a follower and I am scared that she is going to do whatever her friends are doing. Because she did mention that her friends were on that same site. Needless to say we took her Kindle away for a very long time and took her phone away. And I know that I need to sit down and have a conversation with her. A calm one because I
always want her to come to me if she is having any sort of problem. She's not really the type of person to really open up and talk about feelings and thoughts unless she is in the mood which is very rare. How can I get her to open up and let me know what she's really thinking?
Thank you all for reading this and if you have any suggestions I would be more than happy to hear them out. Thank you moms!!!
on Aug. 8, 2014 at 1:52 AM