When balancing full-time jobs with raising kids, parents need all the help they can get.
Lori Sullivan, an IT consultant in Malverne, New York, is thankful to get that help from a well-structured
Sullivan uses the Google Home app on her
“I was an early adopter of Google products, so I’ve been creating my own systems for a while,” Sullivan said. “But I love how easy Google Home is.”
As summer ends and your children head back to school, Pixel can get them started with their days. You can set up home automations for morning wake-ups, nighttime wind-downs, and throughout the day to keep after-school activities and play dates on schedule. Kids can also use Google Assistant on
For many parents, routines are important, no matter what each day brings. Zachary Hoffman and his wife work two different schedules, but are diligent about maintaining their daughter Lily’s morning and
“There’s so much about a kid that’s unpredictable,” Hoffman said. “So the more predictability you can have, the easier your life will be.”
Sullivan uses her Google Nest devices as intercoms by asking Google Assistant to send voice messages to other devices in her house. “If I want one of my kids to come down for breakfast, I’ll just tell Google Assistant to broadcast a message that plays on his Nest Mini,” Sullivan said. And for recurring announcements like leaving for the bus or homework hour, you can even schedule broadcasts using home automations.
A well-maintained calendar goes a long way toward quelling chaos. The Pixel Tablet can help with that. With the Google Calendar app, you easily view a schedule or day/week/month views for the whole family – so you always know what’s coming up that day and what fun events to look forward to over the weekend.
Beyond helping parents set routines, the Pixel Tablet and
“There’s a new way of doing math now, and I’m less familiar with it,” Sullivan said. “So when we need to check my son’s work, he’ll use Google Assistant to verify that he’s done it correctly.”
For after-school learning, they can use Google
To help keep your child safe as they head back to school and go to activities, you can set a check-in timer on their phone through the Personal Safety app. If your child doesn’t confirm they’re OK when the timer goes off, Pixel will send you an alert with their location. And Call Assist helps screen your child’s incoming calls, filtering out unknown numbers and spam.
Their web traffic will also be secure when they browse online with their
“They turn their phones into hotspots and share data with friends, so it’s really important that they’re protected,” Sullivan said. “After all, kids will be kids.”
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