In my dream state, there is no digital world. Yet I am reliant on it. Has it improved my life? Yes and no. The only way to know requires self-reflection. I decided to do a cost benefit analysis that lists the pros and cons. Here are my results:
So why do I keep going back to the digital world? Why do any of us? It is convenient and easy. Honestly, it offers a false promise that it will solve all my problems. In reality, it disconnects and often creates disharmony in our physical, mental and emotional systems.
The cost benefit analysis does not lie. Parents often worry about the amount of time their child is spending on screens and how it is affecting their social skills and neurological functioning. It is estimated that children in the U.S. spend an average of 7 hours a day on screens and electronics. Many studies have shown that this increases stress, anxiety and impulsivity.
Enter experiential hands-on learning. This is what I offer to children who have sensory processing differences and/or autism. The benefits are contagious because it effects more than only the child. I have heard many parents report that the all family members shift their habits and behaviors in a positive manner.
Children who have sensory issues often are searching for a balance. Often their systems are rejecting the digital Ponzi scheme that we invested in. These children can teach us. I challenge you to control your digital intake for one day. Send me your results. If you are like me, you will make it a few hours. Let’s get honest. Bring your children to a workshop and leave your phone behind. Run the experiment. Collect the data.
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