Try not to let your conversations about screen use end up in an argument.
Like many controversial topics, discussions around technology will have the power to gain or decay trust.
Most importantly, by listening with CARE and responding with LOVE, you will head down the route of building trust.
The elements of understanding, respect, and collaboration during conversations about screen time will make a difference.
Listen with C.A.R.E.
Stay curious when talking with us. Connection takes
work, and approaching our wants and ideas with
curiosity instead of criticism helps us feel like you
genuinely want to learn about us.
AN OPEN MIND
Make screen time conversations a space where we can
share our thoughts without fear of being shut down.
This doesn’t mean you always agree with us, but
putting aside your initial judgments and assumptions
creates room for a comfortable conversation.
Even though we are younger than you, our experiences
are no less important. Mutual respect allows for open
discussions. Appreciate that we have insights and
creative ideas that you may not have considered.
Take the time to step into our shoes and look at the
issue of screens from our perspective. Your compassion
will build trust and promote healthy interactions.