Let’s talk about screens.
In particular, the use of screens by minors.
This is certainly a subject of much debate. I imagine that, if you have children, you will have noticed this.
Because one thing is undeniable: screens are part of their lives. Even if you don’t like it, that’s the way it is.
And in the face of this evidence, the best thing we can do for them is to accept it.
And something else.
Today I am going to give you three pieces of advice that I think can be very valuable when it comes to dealing with your child’s relationship with screens.
Let’s get started:
Have you ever thought about what your child does when he or she goes online? Something tells me you don’t have a clue. Well, here is a reason to ask him. I invite you to take an interest in what he likes, in the contents that interest him, in everything he consumes while you are wondering why he spends so many hours in front of the computer. And don’t worry if you don’t know what TikTok or Twitch is, your child will explain it to you very well.
And remember: be humble and don’t try to compete with the Internet, you stand to lose. Your child will always find something more interesting than you on the Internet.
Make the most of it.
Probably, like me, you are not a digital native, but I deduce that you are perfectly fluent in the world of the Internet, otherwise, you would not be reading this post.
Once you’ve asked and become interested in what it does, share it. Be surprised by what your little teacher can teach you. He is by your side on this path.
This brings us to the third piece of advice:
There will come a time when your child is ready to fly alone. At that point, you should be confident that your accompaniment and time spent with him have paid off. Trust.
Ultimately, the problem with screens is not limited to time, but to their use. With these three tips I have given you, you can become an ally of your child, leaving aside all those technologies that limit and control. Why, make no mistake, these technologies do not work. Is there anyone who has never skipped a parental restriction? I leave the question open.
I’d love to read your opinion!
Incidentally, I talked about all this and more in my TEDx talk. Here you can watch the video.