There are vast differences in how the modern family spends their family time when compared to the yesteryears. Not only are kids nowadays immersed in electronic games (e.g. iPad, XBox, Playstation, etc.) in their spare time rather than more physical games with their neighbourhood friends such as ‘police and thief’ or guli (marbles) – worst of all, even the adults are engrossed in their digital worlds.
It is worrying that many people spend way too much time with their noses buried in a screen and this sets a very bad example for our children. Spending too much time in the virtual world can lead to negative effects (e.g. stressed out either physically, emotionally or feeling burnt out).
However, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many other points you need to consider as well, and at the end of this article, you will hopefully see how important it is to get digitally detoxed. Disconnect digitally, reconnect emotionally – it is not just for your child, but for the family as a whole.