Yesterday I read an article that made me angry. At first I was angry because the author was claiming that I’d irreparably damaged my children. I’m not a perfect parent. Sometimes I let my kid leave the bathroom without washing his hands. I’ve lost my temper, and thrown table manners out the window. I write about it openly, so that I can laugh at myself right along with my readers. But deep down, I think I do a pretty decent job as a mother. Needless to say, I was feeling a little defensive after reading the article.
The article, published in The Huffington Post, was titled 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned For Children Under The Age Of 12. The author listed 10 “scientific” arguments for why children should NEVER use hand held technological devices such as iPhones, iPads, Leap Readers, and Video Games. I’m sure I’m not the only mother whose heart would jump up into her throat when she read that description. I had to read on. . . . CONTINUE READING