Getting kids unwired
Well, it’s Week Two here at Brood Awakenings, and we’re shifting our focus from babies to big kids. I’ll start by elevating this question from last week that got a bit lost in the comments section:
I’d love to hear tips about how to keep kids unwired. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some techonology (hence the blogging), but kids spend so much time playing gameboy, on the computer, listening to iPods, etc. I think a lot of it isn’t because it’s more fun, it’s because everyone else is doing it. “But mom, Jenny’s mom lets her listen to her iPod during dinner.”
I can control, at least to some extent, what my daughter does within our house. But what do I do when she goes to Jenny’s, whose mom lets them spend hours playing video games!
I’d rather not be known as the dragon lady of the neighborhood — so conservative I won’t even let my daughter watch PG-rated movies at the age of 6 (which I won’t!). But I can’t help wanting to see kids riding bikes, playing tag, and climbing trees instead of creating a faux neighborhood on Sims.
What’s a mom to do?!