Applies to: Insights and Premium Members using an Android device
Article type: Advanced customization
What is a Parent Versus a Shared Parent?
A Parent is a guardian in the home who is allowed to change the monitoring and edit Family details. A Shared Parent is a guardian or other parent with a separate Family Zone account with different monitoring rules for a Child's activity.
A Parent or Shared Parent can be used for any guardian such as grandparents or babysitters.
The Parent access is added or removed using the Family menu. The first parent (Primary Parent) adds Shared Parents through the Family section. The Shared Parent name and email is added to a Child's details.
On the primary Parent's Android phone or tablet:
- Log in as a parent in the Family Zone app
- In Family, tap the child's name
- At the top-right, tap Edit
- Move down to SHARED PARENTING
- Type the other parent's email address in the box
- Tap SEND AN INVITE
You are done. The other parent completes the next step to accept the Shared Parenting invitation.
Connecting the Child with the Shared Parent
The other parent receives a To do in Family Zone and an email notification of the Shared Parenting invitation. When the other parent taps on the link, they have the option to accept or reject the invitation.
Primary Parent Options
The first parent to Add or Remove the other Shared Parent becomes the primary parent who can add or remove Shared Parents in the future.
The primary parent can:
- Resend the Shared Parenting invitation to the other parent
See How to Resend a Shared Parenting Request in the Android App?
- Cancel a pending Shared Parenting invitation
See How to Cancel a Shared Parenting Request in the Android App?
- Transfer permanent management of the child's Shared Parenting to the other parent.
See How to Change Primary Parent in the Android App?