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Gina Badalaty is a lifestyle blogger for moms raising kids with special needs. She is passionate about living a nontoxic life, inclusion for kids with disabilities and technology to help kids thrive.
July 24, 2012Net Nanny for Android 2.0
Jul 28, 2016
You’ve tried your best but no matter what you do, your child’s favorite activity is to spend all day on their smart phone or tablet. If bribery, discipline, and intervention has not worked, it’s time for you to face the truth: your child may have a tech addiction.
Like most parents I struggle with setting boundaries with tech that my family will respect. Before setting boundaries, it is important to understand why our kids are on tech so much. Unfortunately, the real truth is that we as parents are partly responsible. Here are some things that you may need to think about before working to limit their screen time.
Once you’ve taken a good look at those very difficult questions and answered them honestly, you are ready to create boundaries for your child. Tech addiction often takes place among all the members of a family, so make sure that you and all your children abide by these rules.
If you believe your child has a tech addiction, the time has come to understand the causes. That includes how much you contribute to it with your own habits. Once you do, you can create a plan to address those problems. Technology is a great tool for children, but like everything else, moderation is key. Don’t let them spend their whole lives in front of the screen when a whole world of activity awaits them. Want to learn more about parental controls? Click HERE for more info!