I visit that the looks from people inside their cars judging me when my children and I drive by in our minivan. The television in the trunk is around and my kids are immersed within their kid-friendly tablets. One gets the Kindle for children and the other, that is older, uses my spouse's elderly version iPad. They've headphones on that are synced with all the television. So that I get it. From the surface, it seems like I'm a dreadful parent that's stuffing screens facing my kids to keep them quiet in the vehicle. And in a means that's accurate, however there's a whole lot more to it than that.
What you don't see is that I am homeschooling my childrenand when it looks as though they are rotting their brains with screens in the vehicle they're actually learning. As I'm forcing them to action, clubs, sports, and play-dates they have been about their tablets reading and working online lessons. The TV is on, however it's streaming a lesson from Khan Academy on great composers so they are playing music whether they are doing homework. So as the outside environment is judging me for giving my kiddies screen time they're totally immersed in learning, perhaps not in poor quality entertainment.
And exactly why not I give these lessons to do while they are in the vehicle? Many days with traffic normally it takes me two hours to get the elderly someone to her football lesson. That is only two full hours of captive learning since they have to stay the car anyway. That usually means that in the future, they could spend two hours outsideplaying with their friends instead of sitting in front of the screen at home simply because they already have their lessons done. If we're going to be trapped in traffic I'd rather have them engaged and busy doing job at the car where they cannot do much of anything else anyway. That is simply intelligent company and making the most of the time. Also it instructs them to make the most of their time and use the time to their advantage.
So spare me and other parents the judgmental looks at stop signs and stoplights when you look over and see our kids with their heads over screens and earphones on. You don't know what they are looking at or what they are working on. There is far too much ruling in parenting circles nowadays and insufficient openness to research different ways to complete things. Parenting isn't something that functions according to one set of rules. We all need to locate ways to do what is best for our kids and that which fits in to our lives. Ofcourse, if you are willing to speak with parents who do things differently out of you then you will possibly grab some ideas and tips to get new methods to do things yourself which may make your work as a parent easier.