The holidays are over and it’s time to get back to your regular schedule. For many parents that means getting back to work, keeping a tighter schedule and perhaps feeling guilty about putting their kids in front of the TV and letting them play with their iPads when they are just too exhausted for anything else. Today, there is a big debate about how to raise children in our time and to some people it is almost considered child neglect if you let your kids watch TV for half an hour in the evening. And God forbid if you would hand them your iPad to stop them from crying.
All parents want to do is protect their kids and give them a good childhood. Sure, no childhood should be entirely spent in front of a screen, but with today’s selection of digital media there are lots of games, shows, videos etc that are actually good for children. If you feel like you and your child need some downtime after a long day, download a fun app, find an educational TV-show or whatever and feel good about occupying your child for a moment. Just make sure the time is limited and that the content is suitable and your child will be fine. In this issue of Urban Family, you can find tons of great apps, gadgets and programs for kids, follow expert discussions about technology use among the young ones and much more. Enjoy!