Do You Agree With Will And Kate’s Big Parenting Decision ?

August 30, 2017
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Do you agree with royal couple, Will and Kate’s Parenting Decision ?

Life as a member of the royal family must be great – no money worries, amazing family holidays and help always on hand (a chef, a butler, a nanny or nannie). However, sometimes we get snippets from the media that show the royals aren’t so different to us in some respects, especially when it comes to parenting decisions.

A source close to Prince William and Duchess Kate recently revealed the one toy that they wouldn’t be allowing George and little sister Charlotte to have. You’re probably thinking it’s something like a nerf gun or fidget spinner, right? However, it’s actually something else that the royals are more worried about

The royal parents have reportedly banned electronics like computers and tablets from the playroom!

“They’re very much seen as Mummy and Daddy’s toys, not for children,” a source told People US. “As two people who grew up without gadgets for entertainment themselves, William and Kate are firm believers in toys, outdoor play, and encouraging an active imagination. They’re very much a normal family.”

This interesting insight into the lives of the royal couple shows that actually, they face the same parental pressures as many others.

Simple parenting decisions aren’t straightforward for any parent.

Tablets and computers are often contested topics when it comes to kids and there is often an element of negativity associated with putting a child in front of a tablet to keep them entertained.

The difficulty comes in deciding if the gamble of completely banning such items is of benefit to children in the modern age.

Many argue that screen time allows children to become computer literate at a young age, teaching the importance of technology in our quickly evolving society. The counter argument of course of which  William and Kate are probably alluding to – is the loss of “real” life experiences and social interaction.

It probably all comes down to what suits you and your kids.

Technology may be dangerous, but it can also be a hugely useful educational tool – so finding a balance and making a decision isn’t that easy.

As our kids get older, we are bound to face more and more of these types of decisions and it’s not easy, it’s really tough. Are we going to say no electronics? Is this going to limit their learning of the real world out there? Do we let them use a tablet and then he never wants to play outdoors?

Perhaps kids don’t want to build dens and get muddy. But it’s really so much fun and a lot more fun than staring at a screen, so we can fully relate to Will and Kates decision.

“Families should proactively think about their children’s media use and talk with children about it, because too much media use can mean that children don’t have enough time during the day to play, study, talk, or sleep,” said Jenny Radesky, the lead author of an American Academy of Pediatrics report Media and Young Minds.

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