“Screen time.” The phrase has become akin to a four-letter word.
But let’s face it. This is the 21st century and we are a screen-dependent society. Computers, TVs, phones, cars, stores, reading devices, hand-held game devices, the list could go on and on – screens are an essential part of our day-to-day life.
So, how do you manage screen usage? Let’s compare it to something we can all relate to: food.
There exist certain types of foods or items you know would wreak havoc on your body, so you avoid ingesting them all together. Likewise, the internet, with all of its glory, is full of poison for the brain. Unfortunately, there is violent, sexual, vulgar, etc. content out there that no one should see/watch/read/participate in/listen to, no matter their age. But it is out there, and it’s important to teach your children to avoid these types of toxins at all cost. They will poison the brain and your child’s ability to function properly.
A step up from poison brings us to the stuff that’s OK to eat in moderation, even if it’s not really great for you. Chocolate and cookies are amongst my personal favorites in this category. This stuff really isn’t great for me or going to do much for me physically, but I do enjoy it, and a little here and there is not the end of the world.
When parents say, “I need to limit my child’s screen time,” I agree with them, when it comes to the the OK stuff. Of course, it’s perfectly fine to let your child watch a good movie every once in a while, but is it productive for your child to sit in front of movie after movie, day after day? Definitely not. What about social media? I’d also argue it falls under this category.
Superfoods are defined as “nutrient-rich foods considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being.” In other words, you can and should eat A LOT of superfoods. Blueberries, kale, mushrooms, salmon – all of these fall under this category.
So, what are the blueberries in the screen world? You’re looking for programs that fill your child’s brain with positive images, teach educational content, and encourage growth and curiosity. There are scores of superfood programs and websites out there. Encourage your kids to use utilize these programs. Help them understand that proper use of screens is a critical skill in this day and age.
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