Use Pokémon GO to create memorable experiences with your kids
Like any new technology, there are risks and benefits. Pokémon GO is no different. Some people are using Pokémon GO while driving, while leaving kids home alone, and while walking into traffic. There have also been great benefits.
When I applied everything else Elder Ballard suggested, it did wonders for our relationship. My dad whent from being my father (which is awesome) to my friend and peer. This month I started being more proactive with Elder Ballard’s advice for fathers:
Find your own best way to connect. Some fathers like to take their sons fishing or to a sporting event. Others like to go on a quiet drive or work side by side in the yard. Some find their sons enjoy conversations at night just before going to bed. Do whatever works best for you.
-M. Russell Balard
My boys love Pokémon. My oldest knows all the Pokémon and can tell you every fact from the cards he has. I am not a huge fan on Pokémon, but he is. Pokémon GO was the perfect way for us to spend time together.
One problem we had was that my boys don’t have phone service. Why should they, they’re all under twelve. I could have let them use my phone, I didn’t want them playing on my account wasting all my Pokéballs catching Rattatas. Then I found out about Freedom Pop.
Freedom Pop has free plans that include 200 minutes, 500 texts, & 200MB of data every month! All you have to do is purchase a SIM card and unlock your phone. Right now they are only $1.99 and include a free selfie stick! We had an old iPhone so we put it to use. You can also bring over your own device or choose one of the many they offer.
Not only do we use the service for Pokémon GO, but we use it as the home phone for when we have a babysitter or put it in their pocket so we can track them if they go to the park or in a crowded area. This tech buy is one of the smartest I’ve ever made.
Your kids might not like Pokémon GO, what do they like? Find out and get involved! Do something this week to connect with your sons.
Let Me Know!
What are your kids into and how have you gotten involved?