Apr
05

9 Important Strategies for Raising Children in a World of Technology

In this new generation it’s really hard to cope up with our kids. They are greatly influence by the new technologies or social medias. And too much use of them will somehow result into conflicts within the family.  So how do we manage our kids in a world of technology?

“We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phone, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence, because in those moments we might actually have to face up to who we really are.” —Jefferson Bethke

Recently, Allison Slater Tate wrote an important article in the Washington Post: Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything. 

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Allison articulates and draws attention to a unique struggle facing our generation of parents. Namely, how to raise children in an age of technology.

She sums up our current challenge like this:

My generation, it seems, had the last of the truly low-tech childhoods, and now we are among the first of the truly high-tech parents…

When it comes to parenting, I find this middle place extremely uncomfortable, because I know what childhood and adolescence were like before the Internet, but all my parenting models came from that era…

Technology wins the prize for being the trickiest parenting challenge I have faced.

Parents today know the decisions we make for our kids concerning technology are important—but entirely without context.

Our conversations on the sidelines at soccer games about these issues are never based on proven experience (When I was a kid, my mom used to…). Instead, it is based on guesswork and the little wisdom we have gained (Well, this is what we have decided to do. What about you guys?).

 

Read more: http://www.becomingminimalist.com/ikids/

 

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