ARE YOU AS DISTRACTED AS YOUR CHILD?
A common reason parents enroll their kids is to get them off the iPad, tv, or you tube. Even though we (parents) never grew up with XBoxes, tablets, or facebook, we know how dangerous on-screen time can be. Before I go on a rant, the question I believe parents must ask first is “Am I as Distracted as My Child?” Have you ever heard that old saying that most behaviors are caught, not taught. This means you, as a parent, have to take the lead.
GET OFF FB! – Parents often complain how dangerous on-screen times is when the first thing they do in the morning is grab their phone before they grab their wife or husband.
SCHEDULE NO PHONE WEEK AND TAKE THEM AWAY AT NIGHT
YES, you can take the phone away, not as a punishment but because it is a good thing to do, sometimes.
NO PHONES AT DINNER TABLE
Dinner time is family time and should be protected by you.
Start by looking in the mirror with your distractions and make sure you are not letting them learn from what they see.
IT STARTS WITH YOU!