I remember watching the Jetsons as a child.
I figured, by the time I was all grown up with kids of my own, I’d have a robot maid, I’d have a conveyor belt that took me to breakfast and I’d have a flying car.
You can imagine how disappointed I am.
I have three beautiful and demanding children aged 10, 6 and 5. Every day is a constant hive of activity, cleaning, worry and rushing around doing stuff.
And while I don’t have a robot maid who cooks, cleans, AND makes lots of funny jokes, what I do have are some amazing parenting apps to help hold my hand while I raise my children.
Here are seven of my favourites:
1. HELP ME.
The HELP ME app was created by Bruce and Denise Morcombe as part of their work through the Daniel Morcombe Foundation. After their son Daniel was abducted and murdered, they decided to devote their lives to keeping the world’s children safe.
This app can be used by anyone of any age but in particular, children. Parents can install it for just $0.99 on their children’s devices, which makes it much easier for kids to get help if they are in an uncomfortable or potentially dangerous situation.
With this app, kids can:
- Speed dial four emergency contacts;
- Be tracked by authorities via GPS:
- Turn on a torch;
- Enable a video camera;
- Send an instant “I’m OK” message to parents;
- Call emergency.