3407 The Joy of Digital Detox

3407 The Joy of Digital Detox
24 de may. de 2024 · 25m 14s

The presence of cell phones in the lives of our children has undeniably reshaped their realities. If the virtual world continues to take hold of our children's minds, how will...

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The presence of cell phones in the lives of our children has undeniably reshaped their realities. If the virtual world continues to take hold of our children's minds, how will they understand reality? Take a stand and embrace the joy of digital detox. Rather than engaging with the tangible world around them, they are more often immersed in a virtual realm that offers instant gratification and constant stimulation. Desire to be supported and encouraged by other like-minded women? Join us at Women of IMPACT. https://createyournow.mn.co  But at what cost does this connectivity come, especially when it comes to the mental well-being of our young ones? Girls are often lured by the promise of social connections, where relationships are curated and maintained through screens. The fear of missing out (FOMO) drives them to stay constantly plugged in, fearing the isolation that may come with disconnecting. On the other hand, boys are frequently enticed by sports and video games, only to find themselves inadvertently exposed to harmful content like pornography. This constant pull towards screens can have profound effects on our children, both physically and mentally. To combat this trend and promote a healthier balance, parents can take proactive steps to limit phone usage and encourage activities that stimulate creativity and imagination. The K.I.S.S. ~ Encourage free play! Free play is not just about playing with toys. Free play is about being present in the moment, using their motor skills and mental development. 1. One effective strategy is to implement designated tech-free times or zones within the home. By setting boundaries around phone usage, parents can create space for uninterrupted free play, allowing children to engage with the physical world and exercise their creativity. 2. Encouraging activities and hobbies that do not involve screens is another way to help children rewire their behavior. Whether it's exploring nature, arts and crafts, or sports, these pursuits can provide a much-needed break from the digital noise and foster a sense of presence in the moment. 3. Parents can also lead by example and model healthy tech habits. By demonstrating the value of face-to-face interactions and genuine human connection, they can instill in their children a deeper appreciation for the real world beyond the screen. As author Jonathan Haidt emphasizes in his book "The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness," the rise of smartphone use among children has been linked to increased rates of anxiety and depression. But you can make some shifts to save your child from this age of digital rewiring. "It's time to unplug and reconnect with what truly matters – each other." ~ Kristianne Wargo By prioritizing mental well-being over digital distractions, we can help our children thrive in a balanced and grounded way. Remember, the virtual world may offer instant gratification, but it is the real connections and experiences that nurture the mind, body, and spirit. Let's guide our children back to the beauty of living in the moment and embracing the joy of free play. "Be present. Be incredible. Be YOU!!!"   #ConfessionsOfAnUpsetMama #CreateYourNow #TodaysParent 🔔 Desire to be supported and encouraged by other like-minded women? Join us at Women of IMPACT. https://createyournow.mn.co TAKE A.I.M. ~ Action Ignites Motivation  - This is a complimentary (FREE) coaching call with me. You will discuss your specific situation while gaining tools and strategies to move you forward. (https://form.jotform.com/62988215824163) 🙏  Create Your Now TV on Pray.com (https://pray.com) 🎥  Create Your Now on YouTube (https://youtube.com/createyournow) 🎧 Create Your Now on Spotify, Pandora, and Audible. 🎶  Create Your Now on iHeart Radio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-Create-Your-Now-Your-Best/) ✍️  YourBestSelfie@CreateYourNow.com  Instagram
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