Ah modern technology — definitely the best thing to happen to us humans since the invention of fire and the wheel. Most of the tasks we do today cannot be achieved without the help of automated, smart devices we installed in our home and office. It is so easy to learn about how to repair minor car problems or cook the perfect roast chicken just by making a quick search using our mobiles and ultra-fast Internet connection.
It is meant to improve our lives and become an invaluable resource for information. But it has become increasingly helpful for parents concerned about the health and happiness of their kids. There are tons of apps for anything you can think of, and even more so when it comes to parenting.
If you are a parent, here are some of best parenting apps you can download on your new iPad or smartphone to make life easier.
For the parent who finds it difficult to ask kids to do their chores, this is the app for you. You can input the chores you want each child to do daily and keep track of it. They can earn points for each chore they finish, which you can reward depending on how many they go for the week.
You can organise your baby’s schedule with the doctor, feeding time, and even when you need to put them to sleep using the Baby Connect app. Other than keeping track of the schedule, you can easily share the information saved in the app with their doctor and with your partner.
Cloud Baby Monitor
Cloud Baby Monitor allows you to sync two Apple devices so these can function as a receiver and a transmitter. The transmitter is your baby monitor which gives you a live feed of your baby in the other room. It will not only record videos and sound, but it will also send you motion alerts. If you do not have a device yet, you can get a new iPad or any device from stores like Harvey Norman to help you.
An app that puts the parent first. Talkspace offers mums and dads an avenue to share their struggles with a licensed therapist. Parenting is not a cake walk, and this app will definitely help parents, especially those are experiencing it for the first time, to cope.
Parenthood by Baby Center
This app allows parents to share tips and tricks with each other using an intuitive interface. You can also use this to track milestones and access helpful resources.
An alternative to Parenthood is the Winnie app. Other than a forum where parents can talk to each other, you can also use this app to research schools, schedule playdates with other kids in your area, and find activities you can enjoy as a family. Most schools have digitised learning programmes, so if you want to check out that modern set-up, you can definitely use this app to find these schools. Read up on the “BYOD” scheme here.
As kids get older, it is going to be even more difficult to keep track of their activities and whereabouts. With the Life360, your kids can “check-in” whenever they arrive in places they need to be, you can check the app for constant updates, and you can set-up a Driver Protect if they have just started driving.
Cozi Family Organizer
Just like Life360, this app helps you organise everyone’s schedule by putting all of your activities for the day and syncing it across all of your devices. You can also create a grocery list which everyone in the family can add to before you go to the supermarket.
You will never have to worry about your kids Maths homework with the Photomath app. Simply take a picture of their homework and the app will show you step-by-step instructions on how to solve it.
Lastly, Scholly is an app that will help parents look for universities and colleges offering scholarships. You can find the scholarship program that fits your child’s talents and see how you can help them apply for it.
Parents, allow these apps to help you organise your house and ensure the needs of each member of the family, including yours, are being taken cared of.