“"When it comes to controlling my child's media use, I know I fall short and I feel guilty about that," said Kim
Newsflash Kim, we ALL feel like we're falling short because there are no rules when it comes to controlling media use. The problem is compounded now (at least for me) because the school requires that my child in high school use the internet for homework and type all his assignments. The worst part of the "parent guilt" is that other parents routinely lie to each other about how much TV their children watch, video games they play, or how they play on the IPAD. We are creating the guilt.
I'm going to take the survey, and answer honestly.”
hp blogger Rebecca Jackson on Sep 27, 2013 at 10:50:31
“Thanks for taking the study, and for your candid response. I agree; there is a tremendous amount of "mommy and daddy guilt" associated with media use in general for parents. The other night I observed a family out to dinner and all the children at the table were using an ipad or cell phone. It seemed like they were missing an opportunity for real conversation and family time. On the other hand, when we got home I allowed my own children to watch a movie. Is there a qualitative difference?
One of the goals of The Learning Habit study is to help parents find a "middle ground" so that we can balance electronic use (which is not going away) AND eliminate the mommy guilt. A prevalent issue is the lack of data on the subject. It will be interesting to see what this study uncovers!
“"When it comes to controlling my child's media use, I know I fall short and I feel guilty about that" said one woman in this article.
Here's the problem -- Newsflash...There are no rules when it comes to controlling media use. So... most parents lie about how much time their child ACTUALLY spends on media - which adds to the mommy guilt.”