Julie - posted on 04/18/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
Sometimes I feel have such a fear of my kids being "addicted" to the computer that I go overboard trying to get them off. I sometimes cause conflict in the home, make the kids feel guilty, and make them cry. I wonder if I make too big of a deal of it. Where do I draw the line. I feel like maybe I'm causing more damage than the use of computers ever would. It's more important to be loving, and have a safe and happy atmosphere at home than always being angry and fighting over computer and TV use. They aren't addicted at this point, but they do like to play on the computer and and so do I. And now my daughter wants an IPOD touch. If I get it for her then I know it will bug me when they are playing it. I will be constantly worrying that they are using it too much. So I am undecided. I'm wonder if an unhealthy view of technology -- a fear of it.