Kids and their devices – achieving a healthy relationship

Phubbing…are you the perpetrator or the victim? Before you get all offended by the thought of what this might mean, you might like to sip a green tea and contemplate that you are probably an unwitting participant in the act…

Phubbing is a neologism, created by morphing the words, ‘phone’ and ‘snubbing’, and refers to a person interacting with their phone (or other device) rather than interacting with a human being. Makes complete sense, right?!

It’s a phenomenon that you’ve noticed all along in the parenting journey, but never known the word for…and now that you have a label for it, believe me, it’s going to grate you big time.

Click here to see an article from Fatherly.com outlining the findings of a book by clinical psychologist, Sherry Turkle, entitled ‘Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age’, so you can be the cool Dad that gets tech-savvy kids.

 

This article was written by one of our supporters, Kym.

 

 

 

Tips:

Praise your kids – often

Criticism should be vastly outweighed by praise in communicating with your children.

Tips:

Runaway toy

If you work away from home or travel a lot, try this idea: pretend that one of your child’s toys “ran away” to spend time with dad.