Inside: Screens have become a huge part of our lives. Have you ever stopped to ask, “How does technology affect us?” I went looking for answers and discovered what recent studies and brain scans have to tell us about the impact of screen time on our brains.
Do you ever wish you could freeze the moments of time you have with your family? Although we cannot stop time, we can slow down our days and learn how to treasure the precious moments we have with our children.
I was pottering around the Internet reading blog posts. One link led to another and quite by chance I discovered a post that stopped me in my tracks. A Letter to my sons (the real reason I say no to electronics) by Renee Robinson.
You know when you find a piece of writing that connects directly with your heart? Well this was one of those times. This mom has put into words so much of what I feel about technology and family relationships.
What it looks like when parents are distracted by their phones
I work in a public library and I see a lot of families come through our doors. It is my joy to see parents and children interacting over our books and toys. I have also seen the way in which electronic devices can get in the way of those precious moments.
- I have seen the crestfallen faces of the children as they desperately try to get the attention of a parent engrossed with their device.
- I have seen a little girl fighting back tears, because she simply couldn’t get her dad’s attention.
And it saddened my heart. I was sad for the lost opportunities. For the sadness of a little girl who just wanted to engage with her daddy. Continue Reading
As parents we all want nurture a strong relationship with our kids. I love this sure-fire way to build a deeper bond with your children! It’s not that hard when you know what is truly important.