Limiting the use of smartphones, iPads, and other technologies

Are your kids addicted to their devices?  According to a recent New York Times article, many seem to think so.  Their time with these devices needs to be limited. As a parent, what can you do? Like you’ve heard before, keep it simple. Remember the days when you played outside with your friends for hours, talking with them face to face? You can probably recall some special times and remember exactly what you were doing. Maybe a certain smell can even bring you back to something you did. You treasure those days. Well, those days are long gone thanks to the digital world that we now live in. No one seems to talk much anymore. Conversation is a lost art. Not to mention, what special memories will they really have? I guess they can always reminisce about how they played Xbox games in their basement with others on the other side of the world. Sounds fascinating. Or maybe they feel it’s quite an accomplishment to stare blindly into a screen and absorb the nonsense of the latest YouTube sensation, reciting their gibberish word-for-word.

With all of these distractions, it’s important to find alternative ways to keep them engaged, all while being creative and having fun. Here’s one way to help them kick their habitual use of useless screen time by introducing them to activities that you can work on together. Yes, this means you should put down your digital distractions too. Just sign up for a monthly subscription with kiwico.com. Use our $10 coupon – hurry, it expires soon!

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