If we don’t want to be kicked to the kerb by our kids usage of smart-phones and technology, we must review our own usage of them.
Kids today are fighting for the attention of their parents against a multi-billion dollar industry that is designed to create addictive engagement with their apps. Many parents aren’t even aware of this new behavioural phenomenon.
Yet, check out the engagement levels of parents at play-grounds, sports practice etc. Have you seen how many eyes are on the screens NOT on their kids? If unwittingly you are one of these parents, just don’t lament in future as Cat Stevens sang, “As I hung up the phone it occurred to me, my child was just like me..”
Love and light,