I know we can all think of half a million reasons why technology is bad for our kids – just off the top of our heads. When my daughter was born, I was the first to say, “No tv until she’s two!” “She’s not getting a cell phone until she’s old enough to pay for it herself!” And, “Social media will ruin her life!” Ok, I’m a little bit dramatic.
I still stand by those statements, and yes, there are many reasons exposure to technology can be harmful and damaging to kids – especially young ones. But… we live in a rapidly evolving and technology-focused world. It just wouldn’t be fair, or very possible, to completely cut our kids off from technology. So I’m learning to look for some of the advantages technology comes with. And no, I don’t mean plopping them in front of Netflix when you need half an hour of quiet. Although there’s certainly a time and place for that as well : ) I’m talking about three, pretty great reasons technology is good for kids… [Read More…]