Maybe this place shouldn't be called Two Kid Schoolhouse anymore: There aren't any kids here.
They're both teens now.
Yesterday Eleanor turned 13. James is 14 1/2.
And now that they are teens we are pushing up against some new frontiers: iPods with wifi capability, and Facebook.
We're treading carefully but not hesitantly. We want to be smart about technology, but not scared of it.
My first observation/question: Why would a parent allow a kid to lie about her age to get a Facebook account? The rules say you can join up at age 13. So why are we seeing 12-year-olds on there?
My second observation: Ask 5 people their views on the iPod Touch and wifi access, and you'll get 5 different opinions. For now, we're going with an app that censors objectionable sites based on the child's age and some information I plugged in. Know of anything better? What works for your family?
More to come, as we navigate the teen years.