How to Raise a Kid in the Age of the Internet
It will not be wrong if I say that we all are the slaves of internet. I have read so many articles on how we can make sure that our baby doesn’t get addicted to mobile phones, TV, etc. but I was not sure whether I would be able to achieve this or not when in the family itself, everyone is busy on their phones all the time.
Whether we like it or not, smart devices are in our children’s lives and they’re here to stay, so I asked myself if it was even right to keep him away from this. The answer was NO. They are the millennial kids and they have all the right to enjoy the
benefits of technology.
But as a parent, we need to make sure that our kids are taking the benefit of technology and not becoming its victim.
1. Feeding kids by showing them a YouTube video may be a brilliant idea, but you might be sowing the seeds of a phone obsession.
2. Children should be exposed to phones as a communication device not as a device for pleasure. Having video call
with you grandparents is always a lovely idea indeed?
3. The child should be made to understand the need for socialising and engaging in other activities other
than phone and TV.
4. Don’t say no to phones, instead engage them in other physical and creative activities that they don’t feel like using the phone for entertainment.
5. We need to make our child understand that technology is a purposeful tool, it only depends on how we want to use it.
6. Screen time shouldn’t always be alone time.
7. Lastly, we are the role model for our kids, we need to be self-disciplined to make them understand a few things. So, it’s
time for us to work on our addictions. ?
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