My tween was reluctant to join Yoursphere.com at first. She felt that I was requiring her to do something. You know in the same way that I require her to do homework…clarinet practice…shower. I’m mean that way.
The tween is 11, but tends to play on Webkinz and Club Penguin. I love both sites. No complaints from me about the tween playing on either site. I wanted to let the tween play on a site like Yoursphere where she could do a variety of activities rather than just one activity.
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My tween logged on to the site one evening. The next day she was abuzz with the points she had earned for playing games…the photo she uploaded of herself using the webcam…and the friends she had met online. I was thrilled for her. I think she was glad she joined. Not that she said anything to me!
I was thrilled that she stepped out of her comfort zone to try something new. I was excited that she was excited about doing something new. It’s the little things with kids, isn’t it?
This week I asked her what was new on Yoursphere. Since she is 11, I have allowed her to set up her own account. I stepped in to complete the parent part of the signup process. She makes all the decisions for her time on Yoursphere. I monitor the parent page from time to time.
I have found with my girls that doing a weekly/daily check in about what they are doing online works. The tween and teen know that I need to know who they are talking to — with Yoursphere I know that all kids online ARE kids.
I wrote this review while participating in the Yoursphere Test Drive program by Mom Central on behalf of Yoursphere. I received a free lifetime Gold membership on Yoursphere.com, Yoursphere t-shirts, and a $50 American Express gift card to facilitate my review.