This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Relay by Republic Wireless. Relay product details were provided, and opinions expressed in “Trying To Overcome The Anxiety Of My Children Bike Riding!” are that of my own.
When I was a little girl, I would set off on bike riding adventures all on my own. I was an independent child and would head out to cruise or to meet up with friends checking my watch to be back by dinner time.
Of course I would usually be running a little late and would hear my Mom yelling out for me in the distance.
Fast forward to my own kids and I can admit that they have never been bike riding like that. I know about the dangers and between the news and my own experiences, it is hard to send them out there alone.
I can honestly say that I am probably more on the helicopter side of parenting and get anxiety if they even want to go around the circle of our street.
My 2 older kids are getting bigger and I want them to become more independent and have the same fun opportunities.
So what would be a good solution to help me overcome the anxiety of my children bike riding? Well first off, reiterating ways to stay safe, example: wearing their helmets, looking both ways, and not talking to strangers. I also feel that setting perimeters of how long they can stay out as well as keeping their exploration to our neighborhood would be a great idea.
In addition, I want to remind them to make good choices when Mom and Dad are not around, as well as sticking together when they go out. Now I could also give my 2 kiddos access to a cell phone, but I want them to play and not be looking at a device.
As parents we have to teach our children about safety, but what about a communication tool without added distractions?
Well I am happy to say that this technology is now available. Relay is a nationwide cell phone alternative that has been developed with kids in mind.
It is a smart walkie talkie (with 4G LTE coverage) that allows parents and kids to stay in touch without the worry of a smartphone or screen. This then enables them to go play and have adventures, while giving the parent peace of mind. Just think of Relay as an old school walkie talkie with GPS tracking that kids use as tools to help them explore and play.
I like that Relay is wanting to help bring back that nostalgia childhood, but still keeping kids close through communication. There is no phone number and it’s one-touch communication function makes it simple to use. Plus, this way kids are only able to communicate with people that parents approve through an activated companion app on the parent’s phone.
Do you feel similar about your children riding bikes? Do you think this technology would make you feel more comfortable? I would love to hear your thoughts!
Although I realize that I will always worry, as time goes on and my children get older I expect it will ease a bit. I also feel that Relay could be a great option for my own family and to learn more about this mobile technology visit Relay.
Carlee @ FLL
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