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What to do when you are co-parenting and can't agree on your children's social media use

Social media use can spark some debate among parents, including the famous ones like Kim and Kanye. The most important thing is that you try your best to communicate your thoughts in a kind and respectful matter to the other parent. Social media will inevitably become part of the child’s life, but it is up to you both to agree on and set boundaries when it comes to the usage. For example, at what age can they have access to Instagram? Can they post on TikTok if both parents approve the post? These are all potential situations that should be discussed.

The most important thing to keep in mind is how it will or will not benefit your child. Social media is one of the main forms of

entertainment for children, but they may be too young to be exposed to all sides of it. It is up to you both to create parental guidelines. Be sure to genuinely listen to each other’s concerns and put your child before yourself. Once you agree, communicate these new boundaries to your child together.

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