An interesting article came out recently by a company in Philly talking about the amount of time kids use devices in their daily lives. You won’t eve believe the staggering numbers. As a mom to a two-year-old and a seven-year-old, I am 100% guilty of hiring a device babysitter for my boys when I need one. I met this mom who goes to a school in the Philly region who shared her experience with her son who once hit her. She said that the teacher suggested taking away the media.
And it never happened to this mom again. The kid totally changed!
We are a little bit of everything in our house. We range from no devices to all day with devices. I’m not saying that what we do is right….but what I am saying is that knowledge is power. Parents have to know what is going on with their kids at all times. That includes what they say or do with their digital sidekicks that all the kids love.
Remember the days when all we cared about was our older sibling to get off the big phone that is on the wall so we can finally call our friends? Yup. Those days are long over.
Check out our conversation, Toddlers and Tech. What do you do in your house?
Joey Fortman is the brains behind #RealityMoms. In 2008, after 20+ years in traditional media hosting radio shows around the country, Joey traded in the microphone for a diaper bag, struggling through her own personal crisis: unemployed, overweight and lost in the land of mommy bloggers. Little did Joey know, her traditional media background would pave the way for success at Real Mom Media. As a sought after media magnet, Joey has been featured nationally on Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Anderson Cooper, the Katie Couric Show, Dr. Oz, Redbook, The Today Show, The Talk, Fox and Friends & The Newlywed Game. When not at the sports complex with one of her kids, on an island or a grocery store run, or on Facebook Live with #RealityMoms contributors, Joey is obsessed with adult coloring.