Mom makes passionate plea to parents to put children ahead of smartphones
This was an eye-opener for all the parents obsessed with technology.
A young mother conducted an experiment in the comfort of her home and discovered a sad truth about the role of technology, reported Bored Daddy.
A woman from Lakeside, California, did something incredible in November 2015. Brandie, a mother of twin boys, Blaine and Rylie, uncovered a sad but common truth about the role of technology that exists within a family.
Brandie shared the results of her experiment on Facebook and her post went viral almost immediately. Probably due to the fact that people could relate to her experiment.
She said that she watched her then four-year-old boys playing in the house. She sat quietly in a corner and tallied how many times the little boys looked at her for various reasons.
She figured that they were looking at her to see if she saw their cool tricks, to seek approval or disapproval for what they were doing and maybe to watch her reactions.
People were shocked to learn the number of times the children looked at their mother forcing her to wonder if she would be sending a wrong message if she was sitting with some sort of technology.
‘28 times my angels would have wondered if the World Wide Web was more important than them. 28 times my boys would have not received the attention most adults are searching for.’
Brandie, Facebook, January 30, 2016.
She realized that the four-year-olds would wonder if they were alone emotionally. They would have been left confused with the influence of technology in the lives of people and what really matters.
The post was also a request from the young mother. She urged people to be different and not be part of the world where acceptance comes from what people perceive them to be and not who they really are.
She urged people that the validation coming from the number of followers or likes one has, and where quality time with loved ones is being replaced by isolation and text message from the other room, is not the right way forward.
Brandie ended her message with a request to put technology down and spend some quality time with family and friends. Not just for themselves, but also because the next generation of children is counting of the adults to teach them how to be good human beings.