This article was written by Tania Bhattacharya on behalf of Sherley Altidor.
The other day, I was reading an article about how Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were very strict about restricting the use of technology by their kids. Should we learn something from it? Should we rethink one more time before we let our kids play with a phone to buy some time for ourselves?
Sometimes, I think that parenting today is more complex than ever before. Maybe even a few years back, it was mostly about monitoring screen time. But now there are so many gadgets vying for attention that it’s not just about checking the amount of TV our kids are watching. There is so much more.
Studies show that the average age of a child in the US getting his/ her first cell phone is around 10 years. Schools too are becoming increasingly active in integrating technology into their teaching methods in order to create a more engaging learning experience. But what do we as parents do? And, is it even possible to raise our kids gadget-free?
Technology is great, but only until the time we know how to use it to our benefit. While shunning it completely is neither necessary nor possible, we can certainly draw the line.
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