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5 Apps That Are Revolutionizing Parenting

July 31, 2019
By Andrew Carroll

Parenting is a rewarding experience, but it’s also a perpetual roller coaster ride that you can’t jump out from. After all, there’s no retiring from being a parent. Dozens of daily chores and the constant worry can make parenting a little overwhelming. 

What if there were an app for that? Here are the top 5 apps helping parents to be more productive, and most importantly, less stressed. 

 

OurHome – Your Home Made Easy

 

Coming back from the workplace and seeing chaos at home — filthy sofas, heaps of laundry, and chaotic rooms — can kill any productivity left after a tiring day. Whether it’s housework or homework, this app provides a comprehensive platform to make task management easy. You can organize all the tasks for every family member, including kids. 

With this app, parents can create a list of tasks and chores for their kids. They can keep track of them and children can access these tasks, check them off, and earn rewards. Parenting experts suggest that introducing chores and rewards are significant for children to build mental health and life skills. 

The app offers a shared calendar with the tasks of each family member, which makes it easy to coordinate with others. You can easily add grocery items and kids can add whatever they want for a well-stocked pantry.

Features

  • Assign tasks to family members and schedule chores
  • Encourage children with goals and rewards
  • Personal activity and progress report
  • Add items to the shared grocery list
  • Enter events into the family calendar
  • Chat with family members
  • Set reminders
  • Stay in sync with all family members  

Price: The user can download the app for free. OurHome is compatible with both iOS and Android devices. 

 

Yummly App – Online Recipe Finder

 

This app helps you with meal planning so you can curate amazing dishes that every family member will love. It offers more than 2 million recipes with methods to make them more attractive for children. It has a ton of healthy recipes to help you trick your kids into healthy food habits. 

Furthermore, it can improve your cooking skills. This app incorporates Artificial Intelligence, which offers you recipes based on your available ingredient list. It tells you what to do with available items to create a delicious meal. 

Plus, it considers your favorite flavors in the search process. But what differentiates it from the traditional apps is its personalization feature. It only shows you those recipes you want to see by considering your information regarding allergies or weight loss routines. On top of that, Yummly saves you precious time.

Features

  • Discover recipes that match your unique taste
  • More than 2 million recipes
  • Step-by-step guides
  • Save your favorites
  • Filter recipes for a particular diet and allergies
  • Easy meal planning tool
  • Grocery shopping list

Price: Free, available for Android and iOS

 

Talkspace – Online Therapy App

 

Many new parents suffer from depression and anxiety, which harms the wellbeing of the entire family. Talkspace is an effective online therapy app that matches you up with a licensed therapist. You can communicate with them through texting and calls to find mental peace. 

When you subscribe to the app, a representative asks you a few questions to assess your issues and assigns you a therapist. If by any chance you don’t find that therapist right for you, you can switch to another therapist on a single click. Talkspace can be an effective tool to provide you with the much-needed mental clarity required to effectively take care of your family.

Features

  • More than 5000 licensed therapists
  • Meaningful therapy for many mental issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc.
  • Unlimited messaging
  • Can be accessed from any part of the world

Price: You can download the app on an Android or iOS device for free, but must pay a monthly subscription fee of $59.

 

Xnspy – Parental Control App

 

This app is one of the best parenting apps for keeping an eye on your kids’ digital activities. It effectively helps you manage their screen time and also lets you control their phone activity. You can interject at the right time to stop any inappropriate activity. 

These days, the smartphone is one of the first gadgets children are introduced to. With Xnspy, there’s no more stressing in the office, wondering if your child has reached home or not. Xnspy lets you track the GPS location of your kids on a real-time map. You can access their calls, chats, and web browsing history. This parental control app makes parenting easier by enabling you to lock their devices remotely during study hours or at mealtime.

Features

  • Calls and messages monitoring
  • Access Instant Messenger chats
  • Record phone calls and surroundings
  • Real-time location tracking
  • Geo-fencing and instant alerts
  • View app activities and web activities
  • Block unwanted apps
  • Remotely control your kid’s device
  • Get a comprehensive report

Price: You can get this app for $4.99 per month. Xnspy is functional with iOS and Android devices. 

 

Scholly – Scholarship Search App

 

Scholly is perfect for those parents whose kids will soon be heading off to college. This app provides detailed information on several scholarship opportunities that your child can get. 

You don’t have to spend much time researching and estimating the qualifications for each scholarship on your own. Based on your child’s interests, you can easily filter all possible options and find the perfect match for them. Through this easy and quick search, this app takes all the hassle out of the process, so you can focus on other important tasks.

Features 

  • Customized scholarship search engine
  • Analyze your child’s unique profile parameters with Scholly Scores
  • Use Scholly Editor to edit scholarship essays
  • Al-powered proofreading
  • Easy tracking

Price: Free to download, includes in-app purchases. It is available for iOS and Android devices. 

Parenting is challenging, but with the right tools and amazing apps in your arsenal, it is possible to manage all the tasks, keep your life on schedule, and consequently curtail pressure and trauma. Technology can make every aspect of your life less complicated so that you can focus on what is important: your family. Give these apps a try and alleviate some of that built-up parenting stress.

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