The home experiment with our child and screens that totally changed our approach to parenting with tech
When it comes to children’s development and digital parenting, parents should worry about both kids’ screen time and their own. Screens are here to stay and have taken over, more often than not, during important family moments like meal-time. Indeed, top technology leaders like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, among others, confirmed they've even restricted or limited their children's screen time (New York Times, 2017).
At Bagby, we love taking responsibility and testing things on our own so we decided to carry a home experiment that opened our eyes and encouraged us to create a solution to help other parents in the same situation.
The fallacy of minimalism and why it contributes to the rise of smartphone addiction
Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.”
Now, if Minimalism is all about focusing on the important things, especially freedom and happiness, why have we given them away in favor of convenience, technology, and digital consumerism?
I’m not saying that we should all go back to the stores, buy everything we got rid of and destroy our phones. I’m suggesting, however, that we should all do an introspective exercise and define what makes us happy that is not “SMART” or related to our smartphones. I’m confident you will find yourself bringing back that analog clock you loved in the bedroom, your book collection, that simple and old mug with your name on it, or your old-school key chain.
After effects of extensive use of smartphone
No Nellie, Screen-Time hasn't won the battle yet.
describes it, premature.
I believe is kind of the other way around. It would rather be the end of Coronavirus what defines who is the winner.Once all this is over, we should all ask ourselves the following question: Are we all going to remain on our screens all day long or are we rather going to run to hug our loved ones, fill the bars, go for a coffee with friends or fill the parks and trails? I feel Corona virus will show how humanity, again, will win the battle over technology
Why screentime has changed parenting?
Digital Detox Heroes of the Month - Feb / March 2020
Mindful Activities For Parents Working From Home With Children Craving Screen Time
Amid the COVID-19 uncertainty, we are all going to, unfortunately, spend more time online. The situation gets more complicated for parents as schools are closed so now we have our children at home craving for more screen time.
This list aim to help other parents like me, reduce our family's screen time, and more importantly, increase our HUMAN TIME, that quality time we spend together. If you are working from home, make sure family meals are enjoyed without screens.
Digital Detox Heroes of the Month - Jan 2020
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