In the era of the smartphone and tablet, boredom is facing extinction. And that’s not a good thing, especially for our children.
The sign indicates that large numbers of parents were idling about on their phones all the time. If you live in twenty-first-century America you can instantly confirm this.
It is encouraging the AAP is updating its screen time recommendations for kids, but the continued alterations can frustrate parents just trying to do the best for their children.
‘High-tech schools’ are the last thing kids and society need, especially when parents are letting their kiddos gorge themselves on wasteful, even destructive screen-based entertainment.
Sure, there are some benefits to getting outside for hours of ‘Pokémon Go.’ But it’s pretty sad we’re doing so just to bump into trees while staring at our phones.
While the decision to finally get rid of our boob tube six years ago felt momentous at the time, it seems so trivial now.
Smart phones, apps, and children’s television are becoming a parenting crutch. Studies show electronic devices can hurt young minds.
Polls find half of parents can’t wait for summer vacation to be over by now. You don’t have to feel that way.
Technology and capitalism may have given us more comfort and power than we can handle.
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