Knowing where your children are

Children
are a source of constant worry, when you read a newspaper the world can sound
like a dangerous place. But
continuously fretting about your children does not necessarily do them any
good. I want to have the courage to let
my children out of my sight when they get older but I know I will find if
difficult. I read online
that constantly doing everything for your child and being overprotective can
make them a target for bullying so I know I have to learn to let them
experience life themselves. They need
to make their own decisions and to do that they need adequate space to think
things through.

I
get the idea behind it of course but it does not mean I would find it easy to
apply. Knowing exactly where my
children are would probably make it more acceptable for me to let them enjoy
that freedom and they then could learn to handle situations that arise without
me there. I could give them the
illusion of independence but still monitor where they are at any given time,
using the app by Folr.

Folr is a
location-tracking application so provided you are happy to let your children
have a mobile phone then you can always know the whereabouts of your
children. My precious boys could then
benefit from interacting with their friends without seeing me hovering in the
background waiting to jump in if I feel a conflict starting! It does sound like the ideal solution for a
parent like me. I would finally have
the confidence to let them head off to the park or football field with friends
because I can always track their position to ensure they stayed where we
agreed.

How the app looks on your phone:

I would not need to sneak about
suspiciously checking if my boys are where they should be, ducking behind a
wall if they thought mummy was following them again. I do love how technology can help me make those tentative first
steps to letting my boys be self-reliant when the time comes. They know where I am if they need anything
(probably cash!) but at the same time I do not want to keep them isolated at
home with me forever wrapped up in cotton wool. I know in the future they will want to spend time with their friends and be
teenagers, complete with mood swings and all the trimmings without an un-cool
mummy following them around everywhere…

Folr works for our family
on so many levels! I could definitely do
with it on my dad’s phone too, he is seventy and always wondering off to help here
and there around town and my poor mum can never get hold of him and panics about his well being,
with Folr she could locate him and rest assured. I think Folr could considerably reduce stress levels in both our
households and its completely free to download (from iTunes and Play Store), so no excuse not to keep an eye on the people who mean the most to you.

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