How to reduce the effects of Technology on your children?
Well, it is a big topic to deal with. First, let’s recap what we as parents are doing on daily basis and by end of the article we will be able to understand and list different ways to reduce the effects of technology on our children.
We feel proud to say that we are getting technologically advanced day by day. Acceptance of which started showing its other side. We want everything to be automated and equipped no matter it be a normal pen or plane. With no wonder, we can call it an era of Artificial Intelligence.There was a time when people expected robots to replace the human. Recently, there came a news stating that robots are ready to get implemented.
Did we ever wonder about the impact these advancements are going to leave us or on our future generations?
We find kids using all types of gadgets and feel proud to see them using these with an ease. Mobile phones, iPad’s, tablets, etc. available in the market and most of the kids want them these days.
It is a good sign if they use it for their benefit but do you think that is really happening? I would say a big no to it
Let me tell you why I said no to the above statement:
How are your kids doing their projects or home works?
Answer: By browsing the internet.
How did we do?
Answer: by thinking, referring to other books.
By this, we can say that they have stopped to put efforts on thinking and working on their own home works. Wherein, parents feel proud to say that their kid scored the highest.
Kids get tantalized towards video games available online or by play stations. There are many applications freely available over the internet which get installed in less than a minute. Parents show the same to their kids which results in a situation where they lose motivation to go out and play. With this, they stop interacting with people other than family and school friends. We can see this change already happening around us.
We as kids were forced to stay home to study and do our home works when we wanted to go out and play. We used to have gangs, random talks, all other memories.
Do the kids of this generation have those? Not really!!
All that they have is a limited group of friends, gadgets and four walls.
Are they making memories? No!
How is a two-year-old kid able to operate the phone?
Because they see their parents operating the same. Parents are first teachers of the child. Every act of the parent whether positive or negative will have the same effect on their kids. They operate fan, light, AC etc. from their phones. Kids see and learn the same. They become lazy as they don’t even move from the place they are for minimum things. This will have a very bad health effects in the near future while the kid is growing.
As a firm believer in the saying “whatever you give will come back to you” it is just the same here. Your kid is your reflection. You do well he will just do the same. They see what their parents show. Their growth depends on the surroundings he is in. Firstly it is the responsibility of the parents to mold and guide them. As the parents can’t always be there beside the kid their motivation does all the magic. Every situation that a kid comes across has two ways, good and bad. So the way he is raised is all that matters.
At the age of two where very few kids start talking, now started operating gadgets.
Giving freedom to choose their life is only thing parents can give. Giving whatever they ask for makes them stubborn and overhasty. It is no wonder that 8 out of 10 kids at the age of five or six say that they are in love. How can a kid know what is love? That sounds crazy, isn’t it?
They learn from what they see. That is pictures, TV shows, etc. There should be some restrictions on where you take the kids and what you show them. To all those parents who party late night, booze and get back home. Beware your kid is watching you.
Kids have more grasping power when compared to elders. We think they don’t pay attention to what they see or listen. The fact is everything they see and listen at their early age gets registered in their brain.
We as grownups have to know that we are been watched every moment and our kids are learning the same. To be a responsible parent one has to motivate their kids to gel with others and encourage them to play outdoors and from time to time if your budget permits then we would suggest organizing small parties for the kids where they can meet and play outdoors.
If you are a parent and observed this on daily basis then you should definitely implement a change in your lifestyle. Your kid is watching you and learning passively from you.