Be a Role Model: Find a Healthy Balance with Media and Technology

From the article:

Knorr, Caroline.  “Be A Role Model: Find a Healthy Balance with Media and Technology.” Common Sense Media.  Common Sense Media, Inc. 2015. Web. 4 March 2105.

Research is now looking at how parent screen time effects children.  Sometime kids feel like they have to compete for parent attention!!

How will they act to get your attention–that is where the next problem may lie.

Kids copy what they see!  We need to be good role models!

5 Ways to  Find the Balance:

  1. Role Model
  2. Start Early and Stick to rules!!! Consistency–like with all parenting is important! Set screen limits!  Start when they are young!
  3. Watch and use media with your kids this is a great way to see how they are using it and to instill your own family values.
  4. Set up some time as NO DISTRACTION TIME–meals, homework, and family time.  Set the phones–including YOURS to Do not Disturb.
  5. We as parents feel we always need to be connected to our jobs–be realistic–set boundaries for yourself!  Turn OFF work!  Easier said than done I think!

About kreiber

Media/Tech Specialist, loves middle school students, techy, reader, life-long learner who needs a place to keep all the great books she reads and wants to share with others and a proud mom!
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