Every single day, parents are inundated with messages and memes reminding us that screens are bad for our kids. I just saw one last night talking about how a “lap is better than an app.” (Because I needed more guilt about not reading to my kids often enough.) “Limit screen time!” the articles scream at us.
At the introductory meeting, parents were told, “And your child will text you when the practice is over so you can come to pick them up.” Um, text me? Her child doesn’t have a phone! But the expectation at our local middle school is that they will.