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Is your child smartphone-obsessed?

Rashmi Raj
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Is your child smartphone obsessed

A very insightful blog on why smart phones have invaded our families and if they have, how can we, parents work around them to make them our allies rather than our enemies. Read here to get a brilliant perspective on screen and our child’s relationship.


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Geetanjali Todankar Sakpal

| Aug 11, 2017

Thank you very much. I really like your suggestion. I will definitely give my time to her. Instead of giving cell phone I will give her my time and play with her so she will learn something.

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Sean Chang

| Sep 13, 2016

sometimes I have use this app to control my children , such as video content ... recommended to you https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kidscrape.king

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Parul rajeev

| Jun 15, 2016

its really very - very useful.

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prathiba ps

| Jun 13, 2016

great ideas...

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jemini oberoi

| May 05, 2016

Nice one and very helpful in this age of technologies which we can use wisely for our children

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Richa Sharma

| Oct 26, 2015

Really useful article ....both me and my husband keep a check on games our son is downloading or playing on the tab if he must. Besides just the negative impact, using smartphone/tab with your little ones can help them learn alphabets/numbers/phonics/rhymes much faster .... we kept an ipad with just educational games and gave it our son for some time everyday ...it helped him learn many things quickly ... so use technology wisely :-)

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Saif Zaman

| Oct 02, 2015

Good one,I am sure most of can relate to this.

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swa

| Sep 08, 2015

very nice article and very helpful one.. thank you rashmi raj :-)

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Sneha Ankit Saraf

| Sep 07, 2015

Very nice article.. must read. It's a very nice solution 4 a big problem. I was worried how 2 handle it bt thanks to you..

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Gsrain282

| Sep 06, 2015

Nice article .

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Niti Jangale

| Sep 05, 2015

Completely agreed. I let my child to explore the world of apps sometimes n that too she vl ask me if its fine for her. Instead I introduced to her more meaningful things which can be done on our smart phones

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Gayatri Aher

| Aug 30, 2015

Hi Rashmi, your article has really come to my rescue. Being an expecting mother I was worried n thinking how will I deal with this aspect in future. But you have provided a smarter way to deal with it. Thank you so much. This is one of the biggest worry of every household, and your solution on it will definitely help many parents to tackle the same in a healthy manner.

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Rashmi Raj

| Aug 24, 2015

True Geetu, I agree with you. Everything is good in the acceptable quantities. Screen time is the same way. Let the children play, but just as you limit TV time, is is necessary to limit gadget time too. Set the rules, follow the rules and enjoy the game :)

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Geetu

| Aug 24, 2015

There should be time limit fr playing games that too suitable fr their age n intellectual one... I think just saying no to them will not solve the problem... I hv seen children who r nt allowed to touch mob at home n thn thy end up playing smwhere else home n without the knowledge of their parents... n tht is nt gud..

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Rashmi Raj

| Aug 23, 2015

Thanks for the comment and encouragement Supraja :)

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Rashmi Raj

| Aug 23, 2015

True Megha, its a devil lurking in the corners of our homes... the more vigilant we are, the better it will be for our children! :)

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Supraja Batreddy

| Aug 23, 2015

Nice article.... must read

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Megha Chawla

| Aug 20, 2015

Hey Rashmi, I guess you wrote about something we all are concerned about as parents. Also I feel its difficult to completely take them off gadgets in this age, so a middle path here atleast would be to monitor what they do and also give them the right direction.

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Rashmi Raj

| Aug 20, 2015

I hear you ladies! And that's why it is important to ensure that children do not think that gadgets and computer games are a way of life. We, as parents, have no choice but to swallow the bitter pill and set the limits. I agree, it takes a whole lot of involvement on our part, but we need to remember, it is only till a certain age. After a few years of following a curfew or time limits, that we diligently make them stick to, they will learn to engage themselves in other things as well. Remember our days as children? We had none of these gadgets, and we were still happy!

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Anitha Sunil

| Aug 20, 2015

My children too are sometimes so engrossed in playing mobile games that they don't listen to what we're saying. They don't talk to the guests not even grandparents or their own cousins. They get addicted and even their eyes start watering. When we tell them to stop they get angry.

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Pragya Sharma

| Aug 20, 2015

Exactly Rashmi, I am so happy to know that few people still think like that... it is a everyday battle that u have to fight to raise ur child in down to earth environment, specially in place like Gurgaon

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Rashmi Raj

| Aug 20, 2015

Pragya, I agree with you. It is the adults who are judgmental and the children obviously follow suit.... but that is why the onus is more on the parents that they need to show children what really matters and what the definition of cool should be. Parents need to show by example to children that just handling a cool gadget doesn't make one cool, but it is how a person behaves or his knowledge and skills that make him stand apart in a crowd :)

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Rashmi Raj

| Aug 20, 2015

Hi Seema, be it a nuclear family or a joint family, if any one parent or family member, takes five minutes out and ensures that they keep tabs on what the children are playing on their smart phones or tablets, it shouldnt be that difficult. Simple things like adding the requirement of a password to download any game (so that parents have to be aware of what's being downloaded) or even limiting one download a week or even using downloads of games as a reward for something the child achieved... are just a few ways of making it work...

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Pragya Sharma

| Aug 19, 2015

I guess there is no problem with the environment or the kid. The problem is with today's parents who have became so modern and materialistic that they judge each others class by such things and hence get their kids trapped into such issues.

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Seema Pillai

| Aug 19, 2015

Bt in nuclear families its a big prob to let children grow in a better way like the way mentioned in d blog

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Rashmi Raj

| Aug 19, 2015

Thanks Ritu and Rizwana! Its a truth that we all have to face; and the earlier we learn to deal with this addiction smartly, the better it is going to be for our children :)

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Rizwana Ansari

| Aug 19, 2015

Absolutely Rashmi Raj. Very apt article and clear thought process. Now I know how to utilise my time for the betterment of my child.

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Ritu

| Aug 19, 2015

Very Nice and thought provoking article Rashmi.

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