Do you ever have a day where you turn off everything and just go outside with the kids?
DS is nearly 18 & mostly does his own thing, so no, and when he was younger, we didn't have the electronics like we have now.
Just about everyday. Our kids really don't care much for electronics, they'll watch the occasional tv show or something, but most of the time they are actively playing. I've never had to tell them to turn the electronics off.
Almost every day is an electronic free day. For my kids anyway. I do a lot of work on my computer so I don't always have the luxury of being electronic-free.
But board games, crafts, chores (there is ALWAYS something to clean!) all the toys they have in the playroom and a plethera of other options keep us from using electronics hardly ever with our children. It's not healthy. They use electronic's (including TV, movies etc) about once a week at MOST. Maybe twice a month on average.
We were doing electronics free saturdays until all the housework was done and we had some great family time. I need to get back to doing that.
Quoting ashleymosq:Yes, but not lately. It has been either too cold or too wet or both.
Yes, but not lately. It has been either too cold or too wet or both.
Yes, but I don't force it since many of those types of days do themselves. My children prefer riding bikes, kicking the ball and doing walks and so do my husband and I. We don't have cable and we're not really a home that likes watching television much, so we don't find it hard to step away from electrical devices.
We also camp a few weeks in the year in a place where there's no way of really running electrical items, it's in the middle of the mountains and nature, we have to even bring our own water.
My kids dont have a lot of electronics. But I quickly noticed a problem since my son won an ipad for his special needs. I had to block all access to anything not speech or OT related for him because he was trying to call it a little tv and it certainly is not! But I think we stopped that problem already and everything will be controlled thats for sure
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