We’ve all probably had to literally wrestle a device away from our child at some point. Aside from the last Oreo in the bag, there is not much our kids cling to tighter or think about more obsessively. Our kids would do anything and can block out anything for just one more minute to get to play that game. So how do we really, truly, honestly, reconnect when we’re on vacation? You PUT THE DEVICES DOWN, my friend.
It’s a hard thing to do, we get it. Research has confirmed that our brains respond to screen time much like they do to sugar or other addictive avenues. Each time we use it, we want to use it more. We think we need it.
But on this vacation, you don’t. You don’t need it to entertain you. You don’t need it to entertain your kids. Now, wait, before you get too worried, you will not have to give it up entirely while you’re with us, we’re just a family ranch, not a tech rehab facility. You will have access to spotty cell service and less-than-high-speed internet. You will be able to check-in at home and work if you need to, but, believe me, you probably won’t want to and you probably will realize you really don’t NEED to.