Finding the Right Balance Between Children and Technology in This Digital AgeJul 31, 2018 | 1 Votes by Adeaphon 10 rate In the modern world many of us have smartphones, tablets and computers around almost all the time. In this world how is it possible to balance these devices with outdoor time, social time and quality time as a family?
In this article we will discuss the impact of technology, and how we as parents can take steps to ensure that children not only have access to these technologies but that they also do not become all consuming. We will also take a look at the different positives that technology can bring to the family too.
Technology can be a great tool for learning, with a host of educational tools, packages and videos available you can use your computers or mobile devices as part of their education. Integrating these into a daily routine can be both engaging for you and your children. These are however just tools, like a book or board game and can be treated as such.
You have a couple of options to allow you to do that, you can ensure that there is a limit on the time they can spend on devices, as they get older this can be much harder to enforce, that is very true. However setting the tone at an early age can help your child understand the need for limited time and use. You can also engage and play with your child using technology, if they have a favorite game or character, play with them, get to know the things they like and do it with the young ones.
This is a great opportunity for family time and bonding, using the technology available to get the best of both worlds. Sit down with them and make time out of your schedule to help them with homework or play the games with them and show them that you know both what they are doing and that you want to share it with them.
Another possibility for you and your young ones is to show them the outside world, and show them how they can learn about things using their devices, through the use of search engines, news sites and encyclopedias your children can come home with a question and find the answers online. If you are out or doing an activity and they ask questions you can show them how to find the answers, and share knowledge with them using your technology, both at home and on the go.
As with all things, these devices and their usage is something that needs to be monitored. But as parents we must also take our kids outside to play, balance their activities and social side too. Technology is a great tool, and going to be a part of our children's lives. Teaching them to use these properly and responsibly is something we must all do, alongside a lot of other healthy activities and a lot of family time you really can get a great deal of good out of the modern items everywhere.