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Staying "unplugged" from electronics

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joeanna anthony

These days everyone is too busy on their electronic devices to actually interact with one another. So lets consider unplugging.To unplug can mean any number of things. At its most extreme, it means no television, no DVD players, no computers, no video games, no MP3 players, and no cell phones. For most families, it means banning the use of any one of the above, in any combination.You and your kids can decide how best to unplug your family so that its benefits are realized and appreciated by everyone. Initially your kids will cry, sulk, throw tantrums of course. But once they start talking to you again, they will thank you.Many families find that when the electronic stimulation is gone, kids tend to read more books, play musical instruments, race around the neighborhood on their bikes, put on a play, or rediscover old-fashioned board games. Backyard softball games and even hide-and-seek become exciting. 

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