Screen time, and how much of it that we should allow, is one of the most discussed topics out there. The horror stories would have us believe that it does nothing but rot your child’s brain. Often, these barely credible opinions can sway a parent into making rash decisions concerning how long their child should spend on devices well also making parents feel inadequate for even just allowing screen time in the first place.
In this book, John and Kimberley Woods take the lid off this powder keg issue and look inside the barrel to show us that screen time, as a whole, has been vastly misrepresented. We have all heard the negativity surrounding this topic so how about some positivity for once!?
Through their own experiences as concerned parents and with a background in various research and science degrees, they will take our hand and lead us through the minefield that is screen time and the choices we make concerning our children’s health.
• Is my child becoming lazy?
• Is too much screen time making them become a loner?
• Is on-screen violence turning my child into a criminal?
We have all asked ourselves some questions at some stage while our child stares at a screen.
All of these questions, and many, many more will be tackled and answered in an informative and occasionally humorous way, which will take some of the edge off an issue that can sometimes consume us in this technological world.
All of your fears will soon be laid to rest, as they not only debunk a lot of these opinions but give wonderful tips, tricks, and answers to the unavoidable ones that really can become a problem.
With an open-minded view on screen time and a balanced opinion delivered in a conversational, yet educated manner, John and Kimberley will help you to understand the joys and benefits that can be achieved by not only embracing screen time but by using it as a tool.
Targeted Age Group:: 20-45
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
We noticed that a lot of parenting books make parents feel bad. We wanted to flip the narrative on an often negatively geared issue, because most parents are doing the same things. All of us parents feel guilty at times because we want what is best for our kids. So our book is intended to show that it is not all bad, there are some benefits to screen time and it can be used positively as a tool.
There is a massive difference between games and endless
scrolling. Games, as we know, are perfectly fine in moderation and are used as just a little bit of fun. Our children wanting to do something that makes them happy for an hour or two in the evening is perfectly natural, and we should always view it as such. It is only when it switches from a pastime to multimedia tasking that it becomes an issue.
We have all had those moments when we have tried to communicate with our child as they scroll through what basically boils down to nothing and only received a grunted answer. Sometimes, the thing that grates on us the most is the fact that we know we can be caught doing the same thing ourselves. At these times, it is best to steer them toward an educational or fitness-based game. Even though it is their allocated screen time, it doesn’t mean that they should be allowed to become one with the couch as their thumb scrolls the screen repeatedly.
Screen time is only ever detrimental when our children become consumed by it. Fitness-based games and apps that encourage nature walks will help give our children the much-needed exercise that their body and mind need. The energy that is released from these activities will lead to happiness and fulfillment in both your child and yourself.
Remember, the next time the sight of one of your kids staring at a tablet like they are hypnotized stirs up anger in you, take a breath and switch on the Wii—don’t be afraid to make a fool of yourself for their entertainment.
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