Can You Keep Your Kids Grounded In A Modern World?

Isn’t it every parent’s wish for their children to turn out happy and well-rounded? Well, sometimes, that’s easier said than done. Because wanting something to happen and actually make it happen, is a whole other story. Especially in today’s modern world. A childhood today isn’t quite what it was years before. Kids are growing up fast, taking on more earlier, and generally living more independent lives than ever before. And it can be scary. So, it’s important now more than every before that you do what you can to keep your children grounded. But what will that take?

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Monitor Their Online Usage

It’s virtually impossible to keep your kids off of the internet, especially when they’re teenagers. This leaves the vulnerable. Even your youngest children may be online, due to homework that requires the internet, or even friends being online. So, how can you keep them protected? Firstly, you’re going to want to ensure that you have parental blocks on, ones that you control. But it may also help to keep computers in communal spaces. For your teens, you may not be able to do that without causing a fuss, but you’ll definitely want to keep an eye on their internet usage for peace of mind.

Hold Off On A Cell

Even when you’re a strict parent, you may find this point hard. Because you don’t want your kid to be the only one that goes without. And kids are getting younger and younger when they get their first cell phones. However, if you want to ensure that they stay grounded and enjoy their childhoods for as long as possible, you’re going to want to hold off on getting one for them for as long as you possibly can.

Encourage Them To Get Outdoors

Next up, you could think about trying to get them outdoors a little more often. If you live in the countryside, this is probably going to be a little easier than if you live in a more built-up area. However, you could think about getting outside with them if you’re worried about safety. By encouraging them to get out, you can also keep them away from too much technology, which is always good for kids.

And Have A Hobby

Another great idea to ensure that they can stay genuine, themselves, and as grounded as possible, is to really encourage a hobby in them. After all, you buy everything for your baby from stores such as Bo Bebe, so now it’s time to invest in your kids as young adults. Whether they want to try out photography or snowboarding, having a hobby can be a really great outlet for them.

Bond As A Family

And finally, you should definitely think about the ways in which you can all bond as a family a bit more. When you want to keep your kids young, and ensure that they’re not growing up too fast or getting swept away on the internet, you need to take control. And doing things as a family is a way to influence that.

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Julian Caldwell

Julian Caldwell

Julian Ivey-Caldwell founded GetConnectDAD with one simple goal: Connect more families to their kids. Julian works a day job and spends his evenings (after the family retires) continuing to grow this platform. Because he travels a great deal for his “day job,” he is intensely focused on trying to find better ways for fathers and mothers who work long hours, different hours, or unusual hours find better ways to be engaged.

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