Be honest, how many times have you handed some kind of digital device to your child to stop them from having a meltdown? Or to distract them while you run to the loo? Or put a load of washing on? Or finish some work?
Most mums have done one (if not all) of the above at some stage and, if you haven’t, we salute you. You can stop reading right now!
Screens are just as much a part of our children’s life as they are ours. Recent research found that kids aged between four and five spend 2.2 hours in front of screens per day – even more on a weekend.
It’s safe to say smart phones, tablets and other digital devices aren’t going anywhere so you need to learn to adapt and make them work for you and your family, not the other way around.
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