Thursday, August 2, 2012

Were Internet Making Us a Bad Parents?

It's the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning, then it's the last thing you do at night. No, it's not brushing your teeth. For many moms, it's checking their e-mail, social networking pages, blogs, message boards or all of the above.

The Internet can be a fun, social and educational outlet, but as we would monitor our kids' Internet use, so should we monitor our own.

Internet addiction can come with some harmful behaviors, such as not eating, showering or taking pills to stay up and online.

Moms are the new Internet junkies! According to Parenting magazine, many young mothers are addicted to blogs, message boards, and virtual-world sites like Second Life. In the most extreme cases, addicts don’t bathe, neglect their children, and use drugs to help them stay up later for more Internet time. Now, not everyone’s problem is bad enough to need professional help, but if you’ve noticed that you’re missing out on time with your baby, or leaving the laundry unwashed a little longer than you should - you might be susceptible to the addiction of the Web.
Please, read this article by Jamie Bissot