According to First United Church Nursery School teachers, Judy Steed and Susan Gittings and Director, Joan White, tuning your child into DVD players while in the car should definitely take a back seat. Raising your child isn’t about peace nor quiet; it’s about connection.
If my last post didn’t inspire you to limit your screen usage (and your child’s) during the two-week event, Tune In to Your Community and Tune Out TV, then reading Anna Gaebler’s article about teenage life without screen machines should.
What if you INTENTIONALLY limited your screen time or restricted your child’s screen consumption? Why? Because our addiction to screens has resulted in many of us sacrificing those real connections with our friends, families and communities. It’s time to take back the quality of your life.
In 1995, at the ripe age of 71, Judith Morley published her first book of poetry entitled Miss Laughinghouse & the Reluctant Mystic. Her poem, “We Lived in the Suburbs,” articulates the life lesson I've learned: Even with our best parenting efforts, we never control the outcome.