Molly DeFrank is a mom, blogger, and professional writer. She started to notice that as her children spent more and more time with their TV and iPhones, they became increasingly moody and decreasingly creative.
This mom was not having it, so she quite literally “pulled the plug.”
Molly says her kids were pretty much dependant upon screens, but once she took that tech away from them, something absolutely amazing happened.
In a Facebook post, Molly said, “We did not stage this photo. Months ago we removed screen time from our kids. Why? Because my precious babies were acting like demogorgons. And Mama don’t play.”
“We’d only allowed an hour a day, but still, the screens apparently muted their creativity, caused grumpiness, fighting and whining. I was not into it. So we pulled the plug, literally. They protested for a hot minute and then we all moved on. I could not believe how easy it was. Seriously, it was like I had my kids back.”
Facebook; pictured above is Molly
Molly went on to say that taking away screen time for her kids helped them to be creative.
“I watched my kids go from screen-dependent to cooperatively playing, creating and even making their own “school.” I couldn’t believe how easy it was,” Molly shared.
“Certainly, technology can be useful in its right place…but after a quick assessment of my babies’ behavior, I knew we needed a technology overhaul.”
Facebook; pictured above Molly’s children all read in bed together
“A few Saturdays into our screen detox, my kids woke up one by one and saw my husband and I reading in bed. They grabbed their own books and joined us,” Molly went on to say.
“At restaurants they bring a stack of books instead of propped ipads. My daughter has grown five reading levels in seven months.”
What do you think? Have you tried removing screen time? Let me know in the comments below!
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