A great idea! Too many of us are uneasy – and kids ‘bored’ – and restless when the noise stops. The clutter of modern life — especially the noise and unfocussed energy that digital media bring into our homes, cars, and into our hands — are not necessarily good for our families and growing children. Connection is not friendship. Being present alone within one’s self or together with family members are moments of intimacy too rare in our current life.
Here’s a NEW YEAR’S resolution for parents: I will take charge of my kids’ digital media activities to make them into safe assets for development and family life. I want to keep their minds and brains ‘green’. This will take an ongoing commitment, just like dieting or working on a marriage.