How do parents control the amount of time children spend on technology?
Technology is part of our lives now and there’s no going back. From the G.P.S in our cars to browsing the internet. It’s part of us.
But the question I often get from parents is “How much time should we allow our children to browse at home?”
Eliminating technology completely would be something I would not recommend, but having specific times when technology is allowed seems to be the best option. “A technology window” is something I suggest to families.
“Between 4-5pm the iPad is allowed, but it not to be used 1 minute before and as soon as that clock ticks 5pm it’s off, regardless of where you are or what your doing!”
As a parent do not compromise on this.
It’s also important to note that technology should not be used as a “keep quiet” activity. It must be meaningful, otherwise what’s the point?
You may as well allow them to be bored, which will ultimately spark their creativity. When children are bored they become creative.
• Limit technology to certain times,
• Know what they are doing,
• Have them in sight
• Don’t use it as a “keep quiet”
But do use it. ❤️