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 stay present and keep their minds and brains ‘green’. This will take an ongoing commitment, just like dieting or working on a marriage.