Spending Quality Time With Children in the Age of Hyper-Connectivity

I don’t know about you, but I find myself thinking about this all of the time… and if you don’t, I challenge you to start. Being mindful about how technology impacts our lives, our culture, our relationships,… is critical to having some semblance of control over what shapes our lives. I love this post from the blog, My Kids Adventures as they share some tips on being mindful of how we spend our time …

Technology Vigilance

source: http://www.mykidsadventures.com/quality-time-with-your-kids/

If we, as adults, are not practicing mindfulness in these areas (A.L.E.R.T.S.), how will we help our children and our students become mindful in these ways? We are not simply without control and do not need to be resigned to a ‘Brave New World’.

Whenever I’m in this mindfulness space, I can’t help but think of the great thinkers like Neil Postman or Marshall McLuhan. If you haven’t read Postman’s Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change, it is a good one to begin chewing on.

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