The Adventures of Pookie has released a potentially controversial article “The Kids Screen Time Guilt is Killing Us! 3 Tips to Let Some Go!”, bringing some cause for concern, as the article may upset many people with children and strong views about screen time.
The 1465 word article examines the low points of screen time guilt that parents always feel, in the pursuit of providing a fresh perspective on screen time that parents need to hear. In extremely atypical manner though, a certain element of the article is set to spark discontent amongst many parents.
Below is a portion of the piece, which neatly exemplifies the controversial element:
“We need to dig deeper into all the parenting myths if we are going to get out of the guilt zone. When it comes to the fear of technology, it’s nothing new. Maybe the guilt isn’t new either? In 1565 there was fear about a new “handheld information device” that would have harmful effects. That device was a BOOK. Then came the public education system, and the radio loudspeaker. Fear was everywhere. If books weren’t all bad *sigh* maybe smartphones, and iPads aren’t the straw that will break the tweenager’s back.”
Creator and Founder of The Adventures of Pookie, Rebecca Yee-Peters, says “Of course our site never sets out to intentionally upset anybody. The aim of this article is first and foremost to switch how we think about screen time. It’s not about thinking screens are evil but looking at the whole picture of health for each person in the family. And giving your kiddos some autonomy in the process. It is critical, however, that we stay dedicated to our true voice.
Although our “The Kids Screen Time Guilt is Killing Us! 3 Tips to Let Some Go!” might unsettle people with children and strong views on screen time, our duty is to our readers. We believe it’s more important to talk about new interests or activities your family could get into together. Why not add in new things instead of cracking the screen time whip? Instead of feeling guilty about the screen time, change how you think about it. We know we can’t please everyone, but this is an important topic to discuss. Guilt is out of control, and parents need to figure out a better way. Which is notoriously difficult to do.”
Although there has been no backlash as of yet, the possibility exists as the article undermines the commonly believed idea that screen time is terrible for children and completely unhealthy.
https://www.adventuresofpookie.com/ has been a provider of in depth articles in the Childrens Entertainment market for four years.
The Adventures of Pookie team has stated the future aims for the website are to be a resource for time-starved parents who need fun, wholesome books and shows for their kids. So they hope any controversy will pass quickly and re-emphasizes no offence is or was intended.
The Adventures of Pookie’s complete article can be found at https://www.adventuresofpookie.com/post/the-kids-screen-time-guilt-is-killing-us-3-tips-to-let-some-go
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