I had recently been for a family function. We all were talking. Two kids from our family stayed glued to their mother's mobiles. The mothers were happy because their conversations remained uninterrupted. My son kept running to me every now and then, asking me questions, asking me to play, sometimes sitting in my lap, sometimes pulling some stray cloth. .
I tried really hard, but I did NOT hand my mobile to him. Was it right? I don't know. Because there's nothing right or wrong when it comes to parenting. Everything is right if it works for you. I don't want to judge those mothers who give their mobiles to kids. Maybe they were tired, really wanted some "me" time. There's nothing wrong in wanting some time for yourself. .
Therefore, this event is so close to my heart. It's becoming increasingly difficult to parent in the internet age. With so much exposure, which is also good in a way, may or may not have some other implications. I had spoken earlier where I plan to start with #waitandmakeitlate based on what's started in the US as #waituntil8th . This means you delay giving the child his/her own device as long as possible. This doesn't mean cutting off device access. The child can always use parents devices for any research, or school work. .
Thanks a ton @mybabychakra and @flipkart for arranging this event. Really excited to be a part of this. Perks of being a babychakra momstar