If you’re like many moms, you know too much screen time is never a good thing.
Besides the fact so many shows today are blatantly anti-family, research now reveals the brains of children can decline from spending too much time on their devices or in front of a TV.
But it’s not just children whose minds suffer, studies show adults can actually become more depressed by spending time on social media or watching TV.
From the constant input of negative information or the temptation to compare yourself to everyone else’s life, our brains are not benefiting from the online world.
If you’re looking to put a stop to the downward spiral, consider a screen detox which can help your entire family.
Here are just a few of the many benefits.
A Chance To Experience Life
So many kids today are watching life through a screen instead of living it.
Instead of playing outside and riding their bikes, their glued to the latest video game or cartoon show.
Gone are the days of reading books and in are the days of playing the latest game on their iPads.
But by taking a “detox”, you are literally giving your children a chance to get their childhood back.If you’re worried your kids won’t transition easily – you’d be surprised.
One mom mentioned how her children have taken up reading since she put her family on a screen detox plan.
Cafe Mom reported:
“A few Saturdays into our screen detox, my kids woke up one by one and saw my husband and I reading in bed,” she continued. “They grabbed their own books and joined us. At restaurants, they bring a stack of books instead of propped iPads.”
All this reading has had some real tangible results too. “My daughter has grown five reading levels in seven months,” the mom proudly shared.”
No More Fake News
Let’s face it, the news today is no longer a reliable source of information.
Back in the day, we used to watch the news to find out what was actually happening in the world, but these days the news is like a soap opera –full of needless drama.
From fake statistics telling everyone they’re going to die of the latest pandemic, to the media attempting to scare people with the newest headline – the news can cause usually sensible people to become anxious.
But by taking a break from the screen, you’ll spare yourself having to listen to the “latest report” which will prove to be false just weeks or months later.
More Family Time
Instead of a home where everyone is each on their device, a screen detox can bring your family closer together.
Dinner tables can resume to each person sharing about their day, instead of scrolling through their newsfeed.
The lack of personal connection can now be replaced with family movie nights or outdoor adventures.
By getting off your phone and paying attention to the blessings around you, you’re bound to appreciate life in a whole new way.
So consider a screen detox for your family – and watch the benefits roll in!
(h/t Mommy Underground)