Bright Parenting: A Great Behavior App for Parents
The Bright Parenting mobile app offers customized solutions to common discipline challenges — all available in real time and delivered with your child’s specific needs in mind.
Plans from $4.99 to $149.99; available on iOS and Android
Every parent raising a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can remember a time when they’ve needed help getting their little ones to follow directions, to pay attention, or to stop whining. Many parents flock to Google and parenting sites for help, but a new app promises to be an all-in-one source of real-time answers.
“Bright Parenting” bills itself as a tool that offers personalized and expert-approved parenting strategies to address pressing child behavioral challenges. The creators claims that the app features evidence-based techniques that enable parents to understand their child’s development and to encourage better behavior.
The app asks parents to answer questions about their child; those responses form the basis for the daily bite-sized parenting tips and lessons suited to the child’s specific needs. A library of the most troublesome behaviors for kids between 2 and 10 years of age is included, along with techniques that allow parents to set clear limits while being supportive.
The app sends parents actionable nudges to keep their recently learned skills sharp. Some lessons, like those that fall under the “attention” and “fun” categories, center on developing closer parent-child connections. Others show parents how to instill strengths like resilience and bravery in their children.
Users also have the option of sharing the app with all the caregivers raising the child to ensure that everyone is on the same page.