Let’s stop blaming the kids of today

It’s not that you didn’t have to use a device to be entertained when you were young…it’s that you didn’t have to say ‘no’ to one.

We often hear parents lamenting the role that technology plays in their kids life. They are always on their device. They won’t go out and play. They can’t talk to people in real life and make eye contact. They throw a tantrum when asked to put a device away. They won’t come to the dinner table when asked to because they are just about to be the last man standing on Fortnite and I am ruining his life asking them to shut it down….

When we were young we didn’t need a device to keep us entertained. We used our imagination. Ran Wild. Made up games.

But here’s the truth again.

It’s not that you didn’t have to use a device to be entertained when you were young…..it’s that you didn’t have one to say ‘no’ to.

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