Thursday, 1 May 2014

I agree with NPR - Put down that smartphone!!!

NPR, formerly National Public Radio, is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States. NPR produces and distributes news and cultural programming, and often publishes some great articles from all walks of life.  

I recently came across one such article, and connected with it immediately, as it requires us to retrospect and take action on how we interact with our children in today's digital world. Please take a few minutes to read this article I found on NPR -

We are all guilty of being on our smartphones... as we move ahead in day and age, smartphones are taking up more and more of our time and the quality time that we spend with our children. I see it with my daughter, she hates it when I am on my phone... she feels helpless and frustrated. I know it's hard to put the phone down but for our children's sake we all need to consciously limit our use.

Do share your stories of how you have managed to disconnect yourself from the digital world and spend more time doing hands-on activities, reading, playing board games, etc. with your children.  

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