This post was written for inclusion in the 10 Week Peaceful Parenting Challenge Blog Carnival hosted by Prenatal to Parenting. This week our participants have written about unplugging. We hope you enjoy this week’s posts and consider joining us next week when we share about a week of spending time outside.
I will confess that I have relied on media (TV and DVDs) to babysit my kids. It first started when I was a new mother trying to get used to staying home after working in offices and restaurants for 20 years. I would plunk my babies in their bouncy chairs and park them in front of the TV to watch a DVD of HBO Classical Baby. To this day, my children are still enraptured with this series.
Because I have tried to focus more of them, even if for 5 or 20 minutes at a time, I have noticed that my children are less whiny than they have been. Baby boy, sorry Toddler Boy has been a bit mopey but I think that is because he is getting a cold again, but Toddler Girl doesn't seem to have an many tantrums as she used to, doesn't seem to cry as much, and is finally sleeping through the nights.
Despite the fact that I threw my back out this week and had 3 days of pain before it abated, I think that I did pretty well. Toddler world can change the agenda for me in an instance so I hope I didn't speak too soon.
Please take time to read the submissions by the other carnival participants:
Unplugging the easy way - Sarah from Prenatal to Parenting enjoyed four whole days of unplugged time this week.
Unplugged – Amy from The Connection We Share creates some rules for herself to keep her unplugging on track.
Unplugged – Peaceful Parenting Challenge Week 8 - Katrina from Kalem Photography knows her family has been enjoying her being less connected to technology.
Week 8 - Unplug your screen and plug in to your kids - Amanda from Sticky Hands thinks the less screen time the more face time with her kids!
Unplugging from Technology - Ricky from Daddy Blogger almost missed the carnival this week because he was unplugged.