I mean think about it, why would we think for ourselves, when we have a technology or a computer thinking for us. We expect it to do just about everything from setting up a meeting to booking our flights to communicating with loved ones on-line. Again, that's all fine and dandy. However, when our children start using the internet to do their homework or to research a new tech lingo, the common sense seems to go right out of the door. Spend more time with your kids, have them go outside and breathe fresh air instead of being cooped up in the house all day.
Nowadays, it is very rare to see any children playing in today's neighborhoods. When I do see children playing outside, I appreciate it--because I know that their parents are encouraging them to explore life beyond technology, the natural order of things--seeing God's miracles all around us. We should encourage our kids to go back to basics. Here are some ideas:
1. Set aside time to spend with your kids; talk about their week, share how your week went--remember that communication is key. Make them feel involved and responsible in sharing their week.
2. Encourage your child to read more books--have them set aside time to replace computer time with reading time.
3. Always have your children step away from the computer after being on their for at least half an hour--so they can have fresh air and hence setting their own boundaries.
I hope these tips help. Till next week, I bid you all love, life and compassion.