Monday, June 1, 2015

The Screen Time Generation


     I have two small kids but no iPad to entertain them. Old fashioned? You could say that. Cheap? Haha. Possibly.

     But the truth is, I don't want my kids to be looking at a screen everytime they want to fight boredom. I would prefer that they read books or draw and write. I would rather they play like we used to, with three dimensional toys and things. I don't mind if they play with boxes or plastic bottles and pretend they were something they really weren't. Even they don't mind that. 

    I want them to use their imagination. I want them to use their hands and feel textures. I want them to turn real pages and count how many books they've read.

     Wouldn't you find it quite bothersome when you want someone's attention and they're just looking down on a screen? Seemingly hearing you but only half listening.

     Today's generation is easily drawn to gadgets. Even online communication replaces real time talk. I want my kids to spend time with me more than a gadget, in whatever form. I want them to learn by interaction. I want them to learn by being creative.

   I won't even go deep into the disadvantages of playing with gadgets or even its technological advantages. My philosophy is simple. And that is keep it simple.

    Our parents survived raising us without gadgets. I think we'll survive raising our kids without them too, however challenging it may be in this day and age.


5 comments:

  1. Hi Cecil! :) I discovered your blog through pattylaurel.com. And I thank God I did! I am due to give birth next week, Lordwilling. And your posts on birthing and breastfeeding have been very helpful. Thank you so much.

    I also salute you for this parenting philosophy. I will adopt this one, too, in His perfect time. Blessings to you and your family...

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    1. Hi, thank you and you're welcome! :) So glad that my posts have been helpful. Do send me an email anytime you have more questions especially when your baby arrives already! And congratulations! I pray you will have a smooth and safe delivery! ;)

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    2. I already gave birth and I now have a baby boy last June. 😄 Your posts that month have been so timely. Oh how perfect God's timing is. I would love to email you but I somehow cannot locate your Contact Page. Sorry, I am untechie. 😂 More blessings to your fam 💑👭

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  2. Wow, that is awesome! So kind of you. Thank you so much. Will surely do. :)

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    1. Hi Zusabel! Congratulations on your baby boy! :) Please do email me at thedailyaudrey@gmail.com Have a good week ;)

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