We persevered through the last 18 months of every version of school imaginable and we juggled kids and teens at home while we worked and managed all other responsibilities. As many of our children have returned to school in person this year, we have an opportunity to reflect on the changes we made during the height of the pandemic period. Rules, norms, and routines that had been part of our daily lives before COVID were disrupted and rearranged. Nowhere is that more apparent than with our technology use, rules and regulations.
Many parents who had worked hard to establish technology norms for their household found those completely upended by their child’s need to be online all day to attend classes, complete homework, and socialize with peers or family members. Parents of younger children who had not yet begun to establish norms were thrust into the world of technology so that their children could access their education, be entertained, or be connected with the outside world. Many of us are left wondering, is it possible to return to our previous practices or make changes to reverse this increase in technology use in our daily lives? ...
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Article by SUZANNE ALLEN September 29, 2021