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By Ali Madison, Marketing Communications Manager at Trios Health
Mother of two
I didn't have a cell phone until I was in college, and neither
did most of my friends. Now, many kids have smart phones, tablets,
and more before they even get to high school; even infants are
using technology more than ever before. Not only are they getting
it sooner, but the platform and application options continually
expand along with the capabilities each offers. It can feel a
It's easy to understand why some parents feel a little unsure
about the proliferation of technology into our children's
lives--after all, we grew up playing outside, getting
dirty, and using our imaginations, right? We didn't sit around and
stare at backlit screens all day interacting with a two-dimensional
rather than three-dimensional world. So how do we handle the new
era we've found ourselves raising our own kids in?
I think all of our TherMOMeter moms agree
that technology can be a good thing for kids--even essential and
life-enabling in the case of our mom whose daughter relies on it to
communicate-and it's definitely not going anywhere. It has become
integral to daily life at home, at school, and at work, across all
ages and industries. And the things it allows us to do and learn
are nearly limitless. We need to think about how to best embrace it
rather than fight it because it's different from our own childhoods
or because we fear the potential downsides.
Perhaps it's about maintaining focus on its upsides rather than
on how too much of it can be a bad thing. We as parents get to
decide what "too much" is for our own children, and to determine
the mix of content they access. We also get to decide when it's
time to go outside and play, read a book, or do an art project. But
by finding a way to let technology add value in healthy ways, we're
helping prepare our children to live and thrive in their
world--today's amazing and fast-paced world--while still leaving
plenty of time for learning, playing, and creating the way many of
us grew up doing it.
Our TherMOMeter team
has offered a variety of creative approaches for managing
children's technology use in the latest installment, from nightly
device check-ins to earned screen time. Try what you think will
work best for your family, and if it doesn't, hit refresh until you
find the balance you're looking for.
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