It’s very easy for us (myself and my husband) to give in to the call of giving Ipads or Tablets to our child to keep her busy. It was okay at first specially when she just sits down intently watching the cartoons and all it’s antics rather than chasing her around.
Lately we noticed our baby’s sleeping pattern suddenly change and she became a little bit hyperactive. We thought it was just part of her growing up, climbing upstairs and all other totty stuffs that they normally do but I think it’s something more.
She’s turning 2 next month and I got a bit worried about the attitude and the sudden change. My friends told me it’s too early to detect and judge my baby girl’s attitude. But I was determined to find out and see if I can tweak and change it before it becomes a habit for her. Spoke to my mom about it and she thought that it’s still a good idea to go back to old school parenting.
Old school parenting means no gadget! Just you and your baby having a real authentic time, chasing after her when she runs, reading her books before bedtime, become a bit more creative about games that you can play with her, speaking to her more often. No tv’s, no ipads and no gadgets. Sound’s easy? It wasn’t BUT it was all worth it. For fulltime working parents like us it would more effort but the result was unexplainable and it created long lasting moments with my child and us as a family.
“Train up a child on the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it” – proverbs 22:6
We parents have a lot of role in showing our kids how to become a better person. It starts with us by being an example. Authentic and real dedicated time is what they reall y need. Don’t give in to ease, after all they deserve all our time and love