We all want happy, healthy kids, right? Then how about giving them gifts this Christmas that will help them achieve that? Spoiler alert: that means forgoing the tech gifts.
This Christmas, we all want to be our kids’ hero and give them gifts that will make them happy, while we build lasting memories. But don’t let today’s gift be tomorrow’s vice. Too often, that is what happens when kids are given smartphones, video games and other digital devices. It starts with good intentions, but can lead to pain, trauma and addiction.
While electronic devices and video games may top kids’ wish lists, here at Families Managing Media, we want to encourage you to AIM higher. In other words, shop for items that will encourage Attachment to family, inspire Imagination and promote Movement.
Children’s brains require a lot of physical movement and attachment to family to develop properly. Technology is not on the list, and the research clearly shows that technology overuse has negative effects on kids emotionally, physically and psychologically.
We want to help you be the hero of Christmas, so we have developed “The Non-Tech Gift Guide: 12 Ways to Rethink Gift Giving, Reclaim Your Kids & Reconnect Your Family.” This 22-page ebook is packed with over 200 gift ideas that will empower your children, grow their brains, teach them responsibility and shape their character. Want a sneak-peak into some of our favorite gift ideas in these categories? Take a look at our Non-Tech Gift Ideas page first.
Yes, sometimes it is easier to follow the trend or go with the latest tech fad, but we want to arm you with gift ideas that may be a bit outside the norm, but that are full of potential and promise.
To receive your gift guide, simply donate to our non-profit organization today. Any amount you give towards the work we do at Families Managing Media is greatly appreciated, and helps parents save their kids from screen addictions and reconnect their families. Click donate now below and we’ll send the ebook directly to your inbox.