I was almost too distracted over the past couple of days to write this review of Indistractable. But there’s some real “digital parenting” wisdom in it, so here we are, blog post done. For example, co-author Nir Eyal says, “Teach traction.” The opposite of distraction isn’t focus, as we typically think. It’s traction, which “comes from the Latin trahere, meaning ‘to draw or pull',” Eyal writes. … [Read more...] about How our kids can become ‘indistractable’
"A flighty mind may be going somewhere," writes Hanif Kureishi – a playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, novelist, and short-story writer – in the New York Times. In a very personal account of a "wretched [five-year] period" at the bottom of his class in a suburban-London secondary school, he writes about how some of us really need distraction, and how can we parents really tell (as his couldn't … [Read more...] about Too focused on fear of multitasking?
"The most imaginative" of Stephen and Fi's three kids "in trying to invent reasons to go online," Finn suddenly proposed a day a week of family "NST" (non-screen time) because, he thoughtfully proposed, "it would make us more imaginative as a family," Stephen writes in The Guardian. They considered this together, as a family, because they'd been consciously trying to find the right balance of tech … [Read more...] about The wisdom of Finn, 10