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Disconnecting from Technology for the Sake of Childhood

I am just back after five days camping on the beach at Spencer Spit on Lopez Island with the family. There is something magical about spending the day (let alone five days) at the beach. We camped with eight other families from our girl’s school. There were twenty-three children altogether. They played all sorts of games, with minimal interference from the parents.

spencer-spit

There were no televisions, no radios, no computers, no video games, no motorized toys and no time to think about any of those distractions. It was so refreshing to see children having so much fun with driftwood, stones, shells, sand, water and most importantly, each other.

It was a week of bliss — for the children and their parents.

When was the last time you disconnected from the busyness of modern life and [re]connected with your children?