Children and Technology should be friends
There’s just so much to say and talk about when we mention the word technology. Let’s start by laying out the specifics. Technological innovations and modernisms are a good thing, if we know how to enjoy and dispense them in the safe and appropriate way. It’s okay to be adventurous as long as we know our limitations. We need to make sure that our children understand and adhere to theirs.
It’s not enough that we teach or scold, or whichever comes first. We have to make them understand that’s there’s life outside the internet and there are tons of great activities to explore. Try taking them to their baby room. Show them their old baby play pen and tell stories of how you bought every fairy tale you could find to read to them to get them to bed early. Gestures like these are not only sweet. They can also help form bonds of closeness.
The wonders of being a parent
Try to imagine the first time you were to become a parent, you were ecstatic and full of love. Just the mere recollection of these thoughts were enough to make you feel that familiar warm glow you had with your firstborn. When you were up all night decorating your baby’s little haven, you experienced one of the most exciting phases of parenthood. From picking which color would best suit your princess, to which hues your prince would see each time he wakes up and opens his beautiful little eyes, you put careful attention and detail in choosing which baby play pen he would be in, to which play pen he would use as he grows older.
Why technology should not interfere
Before the immense revolution in the world of technology, your baby was your sweet angel playing with her toys on her baby play pen. that you fondly called little castle. You watched her stand and take her first steps on that play pen, and the reminiscences are priceless and forever etched in your mind.
In today’s age where you can get pretty much everything on the internet, it’s easy to just swing your cursor to a particular piece of furniture you see, on whichever website you go to and just buy it online. A few years after your little tyke was born, that’s probably what he will do himself. But the question is, doesn’t that take something important away from you and your baby? The simple answer is yes. It takes away the joy of doing things personally.
One essential truth that modern day parents tend to overlook nowadays is the reality that children and technology are becoming harder and harder to separate from each other. They won’t go anywhere without their tablet or phone. Though we recognize the unparalleled positive impacts of the various advancements in technology, we also should look beyond borders and weigh both the pros and cons. It’s safe to say that social media has a tremendously strong power in influencing our decisions, whether we agree to what we see or not.
The essence of making the right pick
We’re not taking anything away from the domain of science for it’s because of all these advancements that our world has become easier to live in. But what we have to look deeper into is the reality that certain factors could be taking over our child’s life without us knowing.
It’s true that we all have our own preferences and we usually make choices out of these. What’s important is to know which picks count and which ones don’t. Most parents say they want nothing but the best for their kids. But how do we define what’s best when our preferences and tastes vary?
One important aspect to consider is what the person ‘really’ needs. What is crucial isn’t always indispensable. And if something is indispensable, then you might as well take it. If it’s your baby’s needs we are talking about, then a few valuable tips from the internet won’t hurt. But still, the best tip would be to follow your instincts, since he is your child after all. Guide him and help him what he wants to be in the future.