Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Put the Tech Away & Focus On Those Who Matter

The other day I heard on the news about a Second Grade teacher in Louisiana and a project she gave her students. She had them write about an item they wished had never been invented and four of her students wrote they hated their parents' phones and wished they had not been invented. These children were not anti-phones for any reason other than because their parents spent more time on their phones than they did talking with them. The teacher posted the children's responses to facebook and it was shared hundreds of thousands of times with teachers from across the country sharing similar stories.

In my book, about to be released, It is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren, one chapter is entitled, "A Grandparent's Lap is a Place for Grandchildren; Not Computers (And This Goes for Parents, Too!) I am careful about not using tech when my grandchildren are around. I want them to know they matter the most to me, so I set my computer aside and focus upon them when they are here. We talk, play games, read books, watch a movie with popcorn (of course!) and just spend time together. (Check my post at this link for the rest of this post.)

#grandmas #handingdownthefaith #itmatterswhatwedo #grandparentingonpurpose

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