Disclosure: I am working with the folks at Not Your Child and Word of Mom Marketing to try out the new GPS Tracking Device. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Bittersweet is watching your children grow and crave more and more independence. Formidable is the challenge of determining how to give them the independence they crave while keeping them safe. For our family, we have learned to let go slowly and with safeguards in place to help give us some piece of mind while our children grow and gain the confidence to go off on their own. A great place to give your child some more independence is at a campground. The first thing our 10 yr old son does when we arrive at a campground is get a map so he can start figuring out where he can ride his bike. Riding a bike at the campground gives him the control and independence he needs and craves. For him the bigger the campground the better so he can really feel like he is out on his own. For me, I feel comfortable letting him ride around on his own to explore for the most part but when we visit a large campground I find myself limiting how far he can ride.
On our next camping trip we will be taking along and testing out a new wearable GPS tracking device to help us feel more secure when our adventurer decides to explore the campground on his bike. The Not Your Child GPS Tracking device is designed to give parents peace of mind and keep our children safe in this ever changing big scary world. According to the US Dept of Justice, a child goes missing every 40 seconds and 51% of those missing children were for involuntary reasons; they got separated, lost, injured or had a miscommunication with their caregiver.
Let me share a scary story with you. One of our favorite campgrounds has a thrilling bike trail called humps and bumps. It winds through the woods and has hills and dips that keep the kids happy for hours. The bike course is tucked into the back of the campground. Two years ago, when my husband went looking for our own children who were riding around the campground he checked the bike course and came across a boy who had crashed his bike and was injured. The boy had broken his arm and was too scared and hurt to move. Luckily, my husband found him and we were also able to locate his parents and get him the care he needed.
Now I don’t know about you but whenever I hear about stuff like this I start thinking about all the what ifs. And at the top of that list was the concern what if he had ridden off the path or wrecked into the woods and was not where anyone would have seen him or found him easily. This is all the reason I need to start using the Not Your Child GPS Tracking Device. We are going to test it out on our next camping trip and I will share our experience with all of you.
One other thing to consider is that as my child grows, the Not Your Child GPS Tracking Device grows with them. You can use the Track Now software to turn their spartphone into a GPS tracker. You can get speed alerts to see how fast your child is driving. There is also a an SOS alert feature, with the push of a button your child can send you a notification that they are in trouble in the event that they can’t call or speak on the phone. I am beyond thrilled at the idea of having this extra level of comfort when my child is driving cars instead of bikes.
The Not Your Child Tracking Device is available for purchase online. Visit the online store here.