A few things happened all in the same week that made me decide I want to share my perspective on screen time.
- A delivery guy at work stopped me to tell me he sure hopes I don’t let me kids use screens. Side note: I work in an office, not around kids. I’m not sure how he knew I have kids or why he offered this.
- Next, a stranger rolled their eyes at me when I got my phone out at the park. Side note: My kids had a question about rollie pollies I was looking up. I am not a rollie pollie expert, but I did have a phone on me with access to that information.
- Finally, I kept seeing articles on social media about how screens cause speech delay in children. Side note: It wasn’t the content in the articles that got to me but the quick-to-judge comments blaming parents for ruining their kids and the world because of screens. Why do I read the comments?!?
So here it goes. My kids are allowed screen time, and that’s okay. . . . .
It feels like I have had a lot of posts on the Oklahoma City Moms Blog lately, but it’ll probably be awhile before I have another. You can read the rest here: