Being mommy in this fast pace digital age is not easy. While you have to run around for accomplishing dozens of tasks – home, workplace or dealing with kids, you have to make sure that the parenting side is not neglected and kids are well nurtured.
Just like digital mums, we have now digital kids too, who do not like to detach themselves from electronic gadgets and love to spend time playing games, watching cartoons/rhymes on YouTube or other media. All this look cool as long as there are no unhealthy effects out of these activities but it’s scientifically proven that too much exposure to mobile phones, tablets or laptops is really harmful.
Being a mom myself, I unintentionally got my child almost addicted to YouTube videos that started making me concerned when he complained about headache one day. Headache for a 4 year old child is of course not a good sign. I didn’t have to think much to guess the reason and so I started looking for ways to keep him away from mobile phone.
What worked for me was the idea of showing him pictures of kids (on internet) who had bad exposure with mobile phones and they got ill ultimately. Meanwhile, I tried to make him understand that how unhealthy mobile rays are for little kids and could damage his brain, God forbid. He quickly learned it and to my surprise, he stopped asking me for mobile phone from the very next day! As a replacement, I picked up his storybooks again and read them at bedtime or whenever he asks me to.
If you’re one of those mommies struggling to disconnect your child from electronic gadgets, do try this method and see if it works for you.
All the best! 🙂