Episode 75: Mean Girls: When To Step In?

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Welcome to Parenting Bytes! Rebecca Levey, Andrea Smith, and Amy Oztan are in the studio today talking with Kate Canterbury, from The Guavalicious Life, about an ugly incident her daughter had with some mean girls, and the epic Facebook discussions that followed. When do you step in and when do you let the kids work it out? We’re also talking about how to deal with teenage (or parent!) cell phone data hogs, and kids and money in general. Plus our Bytes of the Week!

girl being pointed and laughed at

Following are all of the links and books that we talked about in this episode, and more. If there’s anything you’d like us to talk about it a future episode, please let us know in the comments!

Mean Girls: When to step in

The Guavalicious Life

Living With a Data Hog

Living With A Teenage Data Hog, by Ron Lieber – NYTimes

Verizon Wireless: How to manage data allowances

Facebook – how to stop video autoplay

The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money, by Ron Lieber


Bytes of the Week


Brita Infinity Smart Water Pitcher

This Beach Tent Has Made Me Actually Like Going To The Beach, by Alexis Swerdloff – The Cut

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