Parents support group for kids and technology starts in Petersburg

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Young children and
technology can be a hard subject for parents to talk about. Different families have
different rules. So, what happens when your child goes to someone’s house and
the kids have access to the Internet? How do you communicate with other parents
about your child’s technology development?

Some Petersburg
parents want to figure this out. They are starting a support group that will
give parents a place to talk about the subject, share concerns, and come up
with ideas and boundaries for their kids.

Ashley Lohr and Molly Taiber are spearheading the group. Lohr is a mother of a two-year-old and a four-year-old and Taiber has a daughter in kindergarten. They’re leading a support group meeting this Saturday from 10 to noon at the Anchor Properties downtown.

Lohr spoke with KFSK’s Angela Denning about the group and said they were inspired by Fred Lane’s visit to Petersburg last year. Lane is an expert on cyber safety and has written eight books on the subject. But Lohr says the Support Group doesn’t want to preach about what is right and wrong. She hopes parents can help each other problem solve.

Ashley Lohr is helping
to lead a Parent Support Group on Technology. The group meets this Saturday
from 10 to noon at Anchor Properties downtown.

There will be food and
door prizes.

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