Our world is chockful of gadgets and gizmos. There are many devices created to help our daily life. The television, cellphones and even the computer have given us much pleasure and joy as they bring us closer together. But is it really doing that or is the opposite?
Kids nowadays spend too much time watching TV or playing video games. They are busy playing on the computer or chatting with friends online. They have headsets stuck in their ears as they listen to music on their ipod.
The kids seem to be isolated, in a world of their own that even our loving voice can barely penetrate. The TV mesmerizes them and they wander of into a daze. You have to send an sms or instant message to call them down to dinner. Sounds familiar? Don’t despair. There some simple steps that you can do to get them more involved.
Taking away their gadgets will just spark an argument so that isn’t the solution. It would actually be better if you can enjoy their some of their gizmos with them. For example, limit their TV, video and computer time to a reasonable schedule. Everyone in the family likes to use these. Why not watch some TVshows together? Let them pick a few, you get to pick others. Find TV programs that all of you can enjoy. If there aren’t any that you all like, go rent some videos.
If video games are what they enjoy most, why not find games that have multiplayer options with all of you on one unit. Better yet, why not get hold of great games like scrabble and Cranium that are educational as well as great fun. They will enjoy having fun with you and you build memories for them to treasure all their life.
Originally posted on July 7, 2006 @ 9:06 pm