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Let’s Talk About Technology.

I love it. It’s exciting. I can’t wait to have my consciousness downloaded into the cybernetic brain of an anatomically correct android.

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That being said, I have decided, and my hubby agrees that Jack should have handwriting before he has a tablet.

What do you guys think? What’s the screen time policy at your house?

I mean, I let Jack watch T.V. of course, and he watches videos online and plays games on my phone sometimes. But something about letting him have his own tablet bothers me right now.

I see a lot of kids that do, and while I’m not questioning it for them, I’m questioning it for us.

If it works for you and your kids great, I’m just saying that in Jacks case I think it’s better to put off electronic tools like that until he’s learned to use, well, old-fashioned ones.

Ideally, I’d also like for him to use a computer and become computer literate for the most part before he has his own tablet for leisure or even educational purposes.

I’m also not a fan of screens in the bedroom for naptime or bedtime.

I realize some of you let your kids have tablets and let them use them in bed, and I have no desire to judge you for it. I get it, we all gotta do what we gotta do, and I respect that. This is just how I’m parenting at the moment.

I think it’s healthy to talk about different parenting styles and policies and I’m interested in hearing from those of you whose kids do get something beneficial from their personal screen time.

Drop me a line in the comments.

 

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