Raising a tech-savvy daughter

I'm not a big fan of infographics, but this one resonated with me for the sheer fact that it's true for me and my daughter. Yes, she's 10 now, but even though both of my kids have had access to a computer since they were born, only she really tries to be like me -- or at least more digitally and technologically savvy than her older brother. My son just looks at me and says "Mom, make it work".

My daughter likes knowing the ins and outs of her phone and would rather I show her how to do it than brush her off or do it for her. She's used my d80, has her own digital camera, has had a flipcam for 4 or 5 years now (but prefers to use my zi8), carries around my "purse dell", has my hand-me-down Aluratek eReader and has been hinting that she wants an iPad. Her phone, Nintendo DS, and/or an old-fashioned book are *always* with her. She's recently started carrying a purse for all of these items. My son... does not take after me nor Bio Dad. Let's just leave it at that.

I don't think that this is truly saying that moms are more tech-savvy, but, we certainly know how to use the tool to connect to the communities that matter to us. 

Moms: The True Technology Power Users
Courtesy of: Online Schools

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  1. My 2 yo can get into my iPhone/Pad/Pod all by herself. She is very used to seeing movies/pictures of herself, and doesn't at all understand why the desktops in the house aren't touchscreen.

  2. I don't blame her. Sometimes I get so frustrated with my touchpad and there have been times when I swiped a finger across my laptop screen and nothing happened. Switching gears from a phone and/or tablet to a regular computer ..

    By the way, you should get a better password if she can get into your phone already :)


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