When you are a working parent you may find that you are being pulled in a million different directions. Trying to figure out how to cope with this can be maddening, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are the top apps for working parents.
1. Net Nanny
Since you can’t be with your kids constantlyone app that can help you keep them safe is Net Nanny. It works as an Internet browser that can be downloaded to any mobile device. Its three built in settings ensure that your kids can use the Internet without being able to access nudity, porn, or any type of mature content whatsoever. You can activate Net Nanny settings for each of your kids.
Ringya is an app that lets you organize all the important phone numbers that you need to have quick access to. It will take any contacts lists you have on your phone and turn it into a list of mobile contacts. This means whenever you have to contact your kid’s babysitter, friends’ parents, their activity leaders and other relevant people, you can do it quickly and easily.
SnapSecure is one of the best apps to use when your kids are old enough to go out on their own. You can download the app to their device and it will let you monitor every place that your kids go without you. The best feature of this app is that you can use it to restrict the places your kids can go to without telling you first. You can set a list of safe zone locations such as a friend or relative’s house, your kid’s school and even the local park. Anytime that your kids go to an area that is not on the safe zone list you will receive a free alert from the app.
4. MobSafety Ranger Browser
While Net Nanny is a great app for working parents, so is MobSafety Range Browser. You can use it to monitor the Internet browsing history of your kidsas well as to filter the sites that they can and can’t see. One feature that this app has that Net Nanny doesn’t is the ability to limit the amount of time your kids spend per day accessing the Internet.
To prevent your kids from using mobile devices when you don’t want them to, DinnerTime is an excellent choice. Though the app is only compatible with Android devices, you can use your own device to lock and unlike their device whenever you want. There are three modes that you can use in this app; dinner time, take a break, and bedtime. The dinner time mode lets you lock your kid’s Android device for as long as two hours. The take a break mode lets you lock it for as long as 24 hours and thebedtime mode allows you to dictate when your kid can start using their device and when they have to stop using it. There are both free and paid versions of this app. The free version is sufficient if you only have two kids with a mobile device. If you purchase the paid version of the app it works for up to five kids. The paid version also shows you how much time your kids spend on each app they have.
If you are pressed for time on school mornings you will want to use the HappyKidsTimer app. This is a fun app for kids because it provides a new way to manage their activities in the morning. It turns tasks like making their bed, brushing their teeth and getting dressed for school into something they enjoy and look forward to. The built in timers turn each task into a game for your kids.
On those days where you are too tired to cook dinner for your family the KidsEatFree app can be a lifesaver. The app compiles a list of all the restaurants in your area that have deals where kids eat for free when the adults buy meals.
No matter how busy you get, family vacations are an important part of your kid’s development. Using Trekaroo you can easily plan a fun vacation for the whole family, despite your own busy schedule. Whether you are planning a day trip or a longer vacation this app can help. It gives you insight on the best activities for your kids at wherever you are taking the family. The best part about this app is that every destination it lists includes reviews from other parents so you know which kid friendly activities are worth it and which one’s aren’t.
9. Bank Of Mom
To help teach your kids how to manage their allowance money, the Bank of Mom app is extremely useful. It assigns each of your kids a virtual bank account that makes it easy and fun to teach them how to save money. It has the added benefit of helping you track the amount of time your kids spend on activities such as playing video games and watching TV. You can use this app to control how much of this your kids do on their devices when you are not with them.
10. Urban Sitter
To find a babysitter for your kids as efficiently as possible, the Urban Sitter app is useful. This app allows you to search for babysitters that other parents in your neighborhood have already used. It lists availability for each babysitter found and makes it easy for you to request their services. Urban Sitter is especially useful if you need to find a babysitter on short notice. When you request a sitter they will immediately be notified of your request.
These are the top apps for working parents, and you will find that they are all helpful to you. Managing your busy life doesn’t have to be difficult when you use these apps. Each of them can help you keep life organized.