Excessive use of phone used has been one of the encountered problems of millennial moms over the past few years. Since we are now living in the 21st century or the so-called digital world era. The phone used has become the vices of the kids since they were raised and exposed through these innovations wherein if their parents would not continuously monitor their kids used most probably it will lead to some health problems or worse addiction.
Parents must be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of phone used especially when it comes to their kids. In order for them to determine whether it is still good to use or not at all. Let the kids learn the proper ways on how to use their phones effectively and moderately. Parents have taken all the responsibilities for their kids. Responsible parents — responsible kids.
Advantage of using the phones is you are able to have the communication even if the person or people are far from you. You keep in touch with them, your loved ones and friends from a different side of the world. You can get along with them through video chatting and texting or calling.
On the other side, the disadvantage of this is you have the access to health problems which may trigger your body not to take a good sleep and not just that but there’s a tendency that this may lead to serious problems.
This article gives you the ways on how your kids should use their phones properly.
1. Time management
Parents should limit their kids in terms of using their phones in order for them to still have enough time to sleep, enough time to do their homework and the bond time with the family. Let your kids realize the importance of quality time and they need to know that you will establish certain boundaries for them to understand. Use only your phones when it needed. When it’s family time make sure moms give your full attention to your family — to your kids. Give only your kids enough time for their phones. Discuss with them the negative and positive effects of it.
2. Conserve memories
Phones enable you to capture and save important events in your lives such as graduations, birthdays and even your kid’s childhood memories that you can bring up until they become old. The phone allows everyone to preserve every single moment of their lives that even on your old days you get to have the opportunity to watch and hear record moments from your phone. It may be forgotten by your own brain but as long as you maintain it within your phone storage there’s still a chance for you to reminisce and go back to old times with your kids.
When boredom strikes all you have to do is turn on your music on your phone for the relaxation you want. It entertains moms who love to listen to sound music when they do household chores. You can use it whenever or wherever you are because of the easy access to your music library. They can also have a lullaby song for their little kids.
4. Easy access to shopping
Moms always complaining about how inconvenient purchasing on grocery stores where they spent so much time and effort instead of focusing on their children. Fortunately, there are online stores who are less hassle in purchasing basic necessities. You can also save money in this manner of shopping because there are groceries who integrate special coupons and prizes that moms and kids would love and enjoy.
5. Develop strong connections
The phone allows everyone to reconnect to their loved ones and friends from afar. Especially families who already living in States that have relatives from a different side of the world. They have the chance to get along through video calls with the kids and vice versa. They could’ve been done this every day. Also, since most of the moms are usually at home they have this feeling of loneliness, boredom, and disconnection with their Amigas. But with the use of phones, they build and strengthen their relationship with each other. This could also benefit your kids by establishing a sense of camaraderie with online people to have strong and genuine connections rather than just browsing and gaming with their phones.
6. Learning applications
As your generations evolved, your learning environment also improved. Wherein different technology has been discovered and created just to have the best education for kids. The way it teaches kids with digital literacy helps them grow logically and critically. Technology exposed them to different paraphernalia and platforms in order to achieve distinctive learning. It encourages kids to explore new things away from their comfort zone. A lot of different platforms have been created to help people knowledgeable enough with modern innovations.
7. Recognizing the problems
Moms should let their kids be aware of the important use of phones for them to understand that there are problems that they could get when they used it excessively. Inculcate within their minds the taught of awareness for as they grow they could build a healthy and solid decision regarding the users of phones. You know that phone obsession is very prone to phone users that’s why moms should discuss this with their kids at home.
Phones have been part of every individual life but it doesn’t mean that these phones work for them or rule for them but instead they let themselves work for it. They should not depend on phones and don’t be a slave to it. Maximize your actions of using apps and platforms that phone offers. Let’s use phones effectively and productively.