Did you know a Canadian study shows that parents spend an average 3.5 minutes PER WEEK in meaningful conversation with their children. Do you think this is true because of the digital world we live in? Maybe this article will help “Parenting in the Digital Age”
As James Baldwin said, “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”
If parental digital illiteracy can cause one type of problems to children, parental overindulgence in technology can raise a completely different set of equally serious issues.
No other topic in the world could raise a tsunami of opinions, judgements, beliefs and arguments as parenting.
From whether or not to have a scheduled C-section, breastfeed or use pacifiers, parenting involves mental and moral acrobatics that strain the human fabric to the extreme.
Add technology into the mix and we have opened Pandora’s box.
Today’s child is a digital native, the umbilical cord being replaced by the gadget power cord. A recent study conducted by the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) and Hart Research – “Parenting in the Digital Age” — reveals some interesting statistics.
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