Viral Parenting: A Guide to Setting Boundaries, Building Trust, and Raising Responsible Kids in an Online World

Viral Parenting: A Guide to Setting Boundaries, Building Trust, and Raising Responsible Kids in an Online World

by Mindy McKnight

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Overview

Mindy McKnight, YouTube's favorite mom, shares the tools parents need to keep kids safe in their online lives—and shows how to create stronger family relationships as they do.

A cross between Jen Hatmaker and Rosalind Wiseman, VIRAL PARENTING is a guide to raising responsible, safe, and communicative kids in the digital world. Mindy shares practical tools for having honest conversations with kids of all ages about privacy, bullying, respectfulness, and family time, while emphasizing the importance of trust and open communication. These strategies are timeless—whether applied to texting, snapping, Facebooking, kiking, or whatever social media platforms await us in the future, this book is ultimately about teaching children about personal responsibility and safety.

Mindy shares practical tools for creating family rules for kids of all ages about privacy, bullying, respectfulness, and family time, while emphasizing the importance of trust and open communication. Using family contracts, guided conversations, device checks, and respectful but firm oversight, the McKnights have raised a close knit family and navigated the complexity of being world-wide internet celebrities with grace. McKnight will show any parent of any child or teen how that's done—setting non-negotiable guidelines and offering a savvy perspective toward privacy that audience have been begging for.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538762196
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 775,259
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Mindy McKnight launched the CuteGirlsHairstyles.com website in late 2008 and the subsequent CuteGirlsHairstyles YouTube channel in early 2009. While Mindy's hairstyle tutorials began as a hobby, they have paved the way to a large family social media empire including over 23 million followers across all social platforms, 6 successful YouTube channels, and several highly successful off-platform businesses. The video content created has now been viewed more than 2 billion times worldwide. Mindy is currently ranked as one of the Top-25 Women on YouTube with over 5.6 million subscribers, generating 10 million monthly views. The family has been featured in local, national, and global media outlets including ABCNews' 20/20, Good Morning America, TODAY, Anderson LIVE, Katie, and The View.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Part I Life through a Selfie Stick: How Technology has Transformed Parenting

1 That Was Then, This Is Now 3

2 What Is This New Digital Space and Why Do We Need It? 16

3 Rules and Contracts for Using Social Media and Cell Phones 35

4 Social Media Basics: Tips, Hacks, and Everything You Need to Know 59

Part II Family and Home Life

5 The Family Structure 101

6 Make House Rules, Stick to Them, and Don't Abuse Them 117

7 Becoming the Loving Enforcer and Parenting on the Same Page 125

8 Being Honest and Safe in a World of Digital Fakery 137

9 The Family Responsibilities 162

10 The Family Squad 177

Part III Friendship and Community

11 Kids, Friends, and Bullies 209

12 You've Got to Have Friends 235

13 The Digital Teeter-Totter 251

Acknowledgments 263

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