Busy parents need all the help they can get. They have to be doctors, teachers, chefs, entertainers and personal assistants all in one. Every day brings a new challenge. With the rise of mobile technology, smart phones have offered a helping hand for parents everywhere. Not only can smart phones be used to stay connected at all times, but they can also offer parents valuable information at the touch of a finger.
Apps for iPhones offer everything from medical and health information to utilities for tracking your kids appointments. Here are some of our picks for the best iPhone apps for parents:
Can’t remember how much allowance your child has left over after asking you for $1 for a candy bar, then another $2 for that toy, and then 50 cents for gum…? This app can help you keep track of the virtual “bank account” that you store for your kids, while also helping you teach them the value of savings and financial management.
Do your kids love to play with your iPhone? Now you can rest easy and monitor and limit your children’s activity on the Internet while they’re using your phone. Use it to help them learn safe Internet behavior, as well.
Help your kids earn a little extra cash and get some extra housework out of the bargain. Use this app to track chores that they perform and add up their earnings. Set rates for chores, and keep track of which duties are performed.
You never know when the need will strike. If you’re out in public and you have small children, an emergency could quickly arise. This app will help you find the nearest public restroom quickly to avert a crisis.
Keep track of time outs for little ones with this handy app. This simple app helps you make sure that you enforce your limits for consistent discipline.
Do you have a favorite app for parents that we haven’t included on this list? Tell us your recommendations in the comments!
About the author:
Sarah Rexman is the main researcher and writer for BedBugs.org. Her most recent accomplishment includes graduating from Florida State, with a master’s degree in environmental science. Her main focus for the site involves teaching people what to do when you get bed bug infestations as well as where to find the best pest control tech.