Staples® may have an EASY button. But if your teen has a technical bent you lack, a BEWILDERED button may feel more apt. Wouldn’t it be great to punch BEWILDERED to call on little technical trolls who would direct your child to the perfect next tool on their personalized technical trajectory? Now that would be EASY!
So your teen is wading into technical waters beyond your own experience. He is on a technical trajectory but you can’t see where it’s heading. Does the bright glare of the screen have you frozen in place, wondering how to direct him? (By “him” I also mean her.) I have been there. It is easy to distract for a day or a season with another field trip or an elective class. But then he is back, asking you how he can pursue coding, video game development, digital art, or animation. Or how he can take it to the next level. Continue reading