There’s no doubt that technology has changed the world and this has become more apparent in recent years. But I’ve noticed whenever tech has been mentioned in the media, it’s all negative. Ah! They can hack your personal files. Eek! Robots are going to steal the jobs. Won’t someone please think of the children! Too much tech is rotting their minds. And, while I agree tech has certainly brought a few issues, it’s also improved life at home in a number of cool ways. So, here are some of the best benefits that tech has brought to family life.
New Ways To Connect
In the past, if someone moved half a world away, that would pretty much be it. Sure, you might get the odd phone call and maybe once every couple of years you’d go visit. But even if it was a close member of your family, boy would you feel the strain. Now, of course there’s Facebook, instant messaging and video calls. So, aside from the possible time difference, you can keep in touch with friends and family no matter where they are in the world. But that’s not even the only type of connection we’re talking about here.
How about dating? Single moms and dads used to have few options when it came to dating. Perhaps, you’d meet a fellow single at the school dances or you could try speed dating. But aside from that, there was never a lot of time to go searching for the right match. And again, now thanks to tech it’s easy. There’s apps, websites and it doesn’t matter whether you want senior dating or to meet someone a little younger, all the possibilities are there. Even if you don’t have a lot of time as a full time parent, you can still find love again.
If you’re worried about your kids using too much tech, tech is also providing the answer. You can control how much tech your kids are using through the day. Take gaming as an example. The new Nintendo Switch allows parents to remotely check on how much time their kids have spent playing. If they’ve been on nonstop for more than a few hours, they can even switch off the console remotely. How cool is that? So, even the problems tech cause can be solved with tech. And it’s not just gaming.
You might be worried about what your kids can gain access to online. Well, with parental controls and online histories direct to your smartphone, it’s no longer a concern. You’ll be able to keep track until they are old enough to gain your trust.
Shop Till You Drop
I’m sure lots of parents used to hate how much time they spent shopping through the week. On a big shop, you can easily lose hours of your weekend. Not anymore, now you can buy everything from food to clothes online. You can even purchase items straight from an app or even social networks. So tech can save you time and the effort of dragging tired feet from store to store.
You see, tech really is techrific, especially for busy parents!