Technology Tuesday: Time To Think

I recently taught a parenting class on Technology called Taming the Technology Monster.  And, oh, what a monster it is…in many ways.  But there are also ways we can use it to our advantage in the lives of our families.  David talks a bit about that in Parenting In The Virtual Age.  But, this week, I want to talk about one of the disadvantages…and one that we want to safeguard our children against.

Study after study in my research for the class talked about the importance—the necessity of thinking time.  You know…the time we spend on a walk, in the shower, or in the car…those times when we have the proverbial “a-ha” moments.   What the research says is that kids are so glued to their screens they are no longer having a-ha moments. READ MORE

Read More