When you are parenting teenagers, you can get burnt out pretty quickly.
Kids are difficult and they are even harder when Teenage social lives start up. Obviously, there is always a lot of drama with adolescents interacting with other adolescents, and you always want to be on top of your game making sure that they aren’t getting into too much trouble. These days, it’s harder and harder to keep track of your kids. With the internet and cell phones in their pockets, they can pull one over on you pretty quickly. It’s definitely not the same as the days when we had to use a landline to talk. That’s why I, I’ve come up with more creative ways to monitor my kids. My favorite way right now is utilizing the smart thermostat. When we had the smart thermostat installed, my kids were threatened. They were so stoked to have Advanced Air Temperature Control in the house because they love to change the HVAC settings all day long. In fact, from the time that they arrived home from school, they are playing with the thermostat settings. If they’re too hot, they will not hesitate to turn down the air-conditioning system. If it’s too cold, they won’t bother to put on a sweatshirt before they turn up the heater. Honestly, I don’t mind too much, because I can watch their thermostat activity from my phone. I know exactly when I get home every day and what they’re doing in the house, based on how much they’re changing the thermostat. They think that the smart thermostat is an awesome tool for them, and I think it’s the best surveillance equipment on the market.