Do you every have screen time battles, not with your kids, but with your parents?
Maybe you’re not happy that your mom has just bought your child a new iPad.
Maybe you’re concerned about the amount of TV your child watches at grandma and grandpa’s.
Maybe you’re upset that your screen time limits aren’t observed at grandma’s.
How do you initiate a conversation about this? Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Begin with gratitude (thank you so much for your help with Johnny and Susie…)
- Make it about the health of the child
- Work together as a team and not as adversaries
Pray for wisdom for this conversation. I’ll also share some practical ways you can make it easier for your parents to watch your kids screen free (such as send your child with cookie dough to bake, coloring pages, board game, books…)
What can you do when you disagree with something your parents or in-laws are doing…maybe they gave an extravagant gift (newest iPhone) or watch lots of TV. When grandparents and parents clash, keep these things in mind and hopefully it will help you have a better conversation together about your child.
Posted by Arlene Pellicane, Speaker & Author on Tuesday, April 30, 2019