Screen free week: Untether yourself from technology
Reposted from Village School’s Tech Bytes
In an interview, Rachel Macy Stafford (the blogger behind Hands Free Mama) shares some tips for carving out quality time with your children. Even though her blog title says “Mama,” this advice is perfect for Papa’s, too!
- Establish distraction free time every day. In Stafford’s home, weekdays from 3-7:30 are device free and weekends are as unplugged as possible.
- Create one daily ritual. Set aside a time, every day, that is just for you and your child.
- Say proper goodbyes. Take 60 seconds to say goodbye and show your love.
- Turn off notifications. Silencing alerts untethers us from our always-on technology and our compulsive desire to respond like Pavlov’s dog to each chime, ding, or buzz.