Have you ever found yourself sitting on the living room sofa, dying to talk to your kids but couldn’t because they were too busy with their smartphones and iPads? Well, I have found myself in this situation more than once. It gets frustrating, doesn’t it? You talking and your kids sitting there, half present, occasionally granting you an “hmm”.
When it continued, I knew I had to do something. I made some rules in the house regarding device use in the living room, dining room or whenever the whole family was sitting together. They agreed to it, thankfully. It worked for a while and then the things were the same again. Because the devices were forever present with the continuous distraction of beeps and dings which are too difficult to resist.
School and Health Concerns
Apart from the fact that I was afraid my son will become incapable of human interaction, I was also concerned about his health. Although the signs have yet to show, I do not want to wait until my little one gets tired all the time, or experiences difficulty in sleeping, or worse, starts losing interest in physical activity. I do not want to stall and wait until I get a complaint from my son’s school about a drop in his performance. I knew I had to do something before it gets serious.