I read a great post this week from Old House in the Shires. In it, she talks about how we absolutely must encourage our children to step away from the tech and take some time out. But, in order to do this, we really need to be setting the example.
I admit it’s rare to find me away from my laptop, and, if I am, I’ve probably got my phone in my hand. Now, being online and on tech is a pretty huge part of my job, and I have to fit in all the time I can around the other things I have to do – you know, the boring stuff like shopping and housework.
But, looking around our living room right now, as I sit typing, The Hubby is on his phone, Big is playing a game on the computer and Small is watching YouTube videos on the iPad. Occasionally we’ll look up from our screens and talk to each other, but really, we’re all in our own worlds.
So, this Christmas, I’ve decided to take a bit of a break from work (it’s pretty quiet at the moment anyway), and from social media. I want to make sure that I’m giving my family my presence, as well as presents. I’m hoping that by setting a good example, they might just want to put down the tech and join me. Perhaps we’ll play some board games, go out for wintery walks and just be, together.
How about it? Will you join me?
Did you read last week’s post? Why you’re not a mum failure this Christmas!
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