Another problem with being too involved in the world of electronics is that conflicts are "resolved" in short periods of time, unlike real life. Most television shows are finished within an hour. Movies on DVDs take about 2 hours. This is not the real world.
Granted, you are there to help with socialization. Your kids also spend a certain number of hours a day at school. Some educational programs on television may demonstrate different paths a child can take to defuse or overcome a given social problem. However, if your children's social interactions with other children are limited to school hours and then a couple of hours here or there and educational TV, your children won't get enough practice in real world situations to mature through learning.
Why Your Kids Need to Unplug: Family
What do you remember from your childhood and your family? Your memories may include:
- Flying kites
- Baking or cooking
- Playing catch
- Going to the lake
- Going to the beach
- Singing songs
- Celebrating birthdays and holidays