Twins – mean, giving birth to two children at the same time. Conceiving twins, giving birth to them and their management is a different ball game altogether, when compared to the dynamics involved in managing one child at a time. It is a difficult life for the parents, but none the less fascinating!
Parenting twins s a difficult challenge, you have to keep your ears, eyes and a shouting mouth aware all of the times. In such a scenario, in November 2015, a young Woman named Brandie did an experiment on her identical twin boys.
Brandie belonged to Lakeside, California and is a mother of twin boys – Blaine and Rylie. She did an experiment on her toddlers, only to find out a shocking, stunning truth. Th results implied that how Technology has found its ways in our family lives and how obsessive we have become towards our Online selves.
When she found out the results, she took to Facebook to post what her experiment was all about and the horrifying results about the role of technology in our day to day lives. This study and experiment of hers, went widely viral and reached a lot of moms, of twins, triplets, or even singletons.
She said – ” Today I did an experiment, I watched my boys play,” she writes. “As I sat quietly in the corner of the room I tallied how many times they looked at me for various reasons: to see if I saw their cool tricks, to seek approval or disapproval for what they were doing, and to watch my reactions. I couldn’t help but wonder if I was on some sort of technology what message would I have been sending?”
“28 times my angels would have wondered if the World Wide Web was more important than them. 28 times my boys would have not received the attention most adults are searching for!”, she added.
“28 times my loves would have questioned if they were alone emotionally. 28 times my kids would have been reassured that who you are online is what really matters.”
“In a world where we are accepted as who people perceive us to be and not who we really are, in a world where validation comes from how many followers or likes we have, in a world where quality time with loved ones is being replaced by isolation and text messages from the other room, I beg you to be different.”
She went on to plead to the reading audience – “Please put down your technology and spend some time with your family & loved ones. The next generation of children is counting on us to teach them how to be adults, don’t be too busy on social media, you never know who is watching and what message you are sending.”
These differences are only going to cause harm , not just to their mental health, but to the entire dynamics of the family system.
It is high time, we keep down our phones and focus on our kids, on our lives!
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