I work with lots of parents at the end of their tether about their teenagers use of technology. But what about pausing to ponder our own use?
I have to watch my use of Twitter and my constant checking of my iPhone for Instagram, Face Book, LinkedIn updates.
If you can’t stop checking, clicking, surfing and liking, put your device down and read Adam Alter’s Irresistible, an important, groundbreaking book about why we’re addicted to technology, how we got here, and what we should do next.
We are role models in EVERYTHING we do, say and how we act. Whether we like that or not our kids are watching, listening & learning from us all the time so just for this week imagine you have the Big Brother camera sitting on your shoulder observing YOUR use of Netflix, AmazonPrime, Facebook, Twitter, and how often you check your phone and ignore them !
Parenting is all about being self aware and trying to be the best we can be. It’s not about beating ourselves up. I’m not here to finger point or judge anyone but I like to help us all become better, more mindful parents so we can raise happy, confident wonderful kids – today’s children – tomorrow’s future parents.
Check out this fascinating book.