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Parenting Perspectives: It's weird when moms use Bitmoji

December 13, 2016

FARGO — It's a weird dynamic we moms have with our children over technology. While they act slightly annoyed trying to teach us how to use apps like Snapchat or Instagram, I think — deep down — they enjoy it. It's a chance to reaffirm their long-suspected belief that anyone born prior to 1985 is clueless. Tree damage reaches epidemic proportions Consistency is the key in customer service Zika virus identified in Miami Beach But when we oldsters actually embrace said technology they're mortified. That's why, for example, platforms like Facebook lost their luster with young users a long time ago. It was all downhill when moms learned how to post cat videos and strawberry rhubarb pie recipes. So, teenagers find new platforms to use. But we find them. They drop them. They find another new one. We find those, and so on ... it's a never-ending cat-and-mouse chase. I wanted to submit proof of just how the mortification plays out when moms embrace these new apps. Exhibit A: a text conversation I recently had with my 14-year-old daughter after I was introduced to Bitmoji. In this case, I was introduced to the technology from my...

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