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This Mom Did an Experiment and Now She Has an Important Message for All Parents (4 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Kids   3 Feb 2016   / 6548 views

Brandie, from Lakeside California wanted to assess the impact technology had on her family so she conducted a mini experiment. She recently took to Facebook to share her findings and they contain a very important lesson for all parents.


“Today I did an experiment, I watched my boys play,” she writes. “As I sat quietly in the corner of the room I tallied how many times they looked at me for various reasons: to see if I saw their cool tricks, to seek approval or disapproval for what they were doing, and to watch my reactions.”

“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.

28 times my loves would have questioned if they were alone emotionally. 28 times my kids would have been reassured that who you are online is what really matters.”

“In a world where we are accepted as who people perceive us to be and not who we really are, in a world where validation comes from how many followers or likes we have, in a world where quality time with loved ones is being replaced by isolation and text messages from the other room, I beg you to be different.”

“Please put down your technology and spend some time with your family & loved ones. The next generation of children is counting on us to teach them how to be adults, don’t be too busy on social media, you never know who is watching and what message you are sending.”


Comments (2):

yhamster 8 month s ago MARK AS SPAM
"Please share on facebook not to use facebook!"

That deserves an epic facepalm!
ejazzyjeff 8 month s ago MARK AS SPAM
Captain Obvious!!! It's really sad that she had to conduct her experiment to know the obvious. I just went to her facebook site and 90% of her pictures are selfies!!