What’s so bad about kids being on their phones? Isn’t it safer to have the kids home with a smart device than out partying with friends? How does socializing in the digital world compare to socializing in the real world? My child keeps asking for a cell phone, what is the appropriate age? What are safe boundaries to place on the use of smartphones, tablets and computers in the home? Technology is constantly changing, what do I need to know about the recent dangers of the digital world? I need my kids to be quiet and occupied by a tablet/smart device so I can get things accomplished, how much screen time is too much? Are there any positive/productive uses for smart devices and apps for kids, teens and parents?
I don’t know why more people are not talking about the behaviors showing up in the iGen. It’s impacting our children, and OURSELVES, right before our eyes! -Kari
I have become more conscious of how much space (the digital world) has taken up in my life, and when that space is given back to me, what do am I available for? …shopping with Kari! -Tom
The Currans explore the real-world struggle of parenting the iGen and the impact the digital-world has on families today. Kari references recent research on the iGen and gives tips for setting healthy boundaries on social media. Tom shares his testimony of getting ‘unplugged’ and talks about the addictive quality of the digital world.
iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us by Jean M. Twenge PhD – August 22, 2017