Media Detox: Day 19,20,21

Jetlag has me up at 4:20am, as I write this catch-up post on the last three days of our family Media Detox. Although we had to finish off this Detox in separate continents, it was still a fulfilling sense of accomplishment to start something and finish off well.

The last three days were easy for us because we had so much going on that we had no time to think about the Detox. I was in Africa and my husband was holding the fort as a single parent with a hectic life. I remember calling slightly frantic days after the Detox when I realized that in the busy time we had not yet discussed our ‘After Detox Media Plan’. I had pictures of the kids vegging  out in front of the screen to catch up on 21 days of no screen time. To my surprise calling after several days of the Detox revealed that there was simply no time for that. I am hopeful that we are gliding into something new.

This weekend we will be discussing as a family what we each learned and gained from the Media Detox. I am keen to hear everyone’s insights. The kids will also be getting a dollar for every journal entry they made during the journey and we will go out and celebrate together.

One thought on “Media Detox: Day 19,20,21

  1. Maritsa Appollis

    What a wonderful discovery that they were still not back on devices days later. They say it takes 21 days to learn a new habit, so maybe there will be a new way of doing things moving forward.

    Please post a blog about what the kids learnt in the process and how you celebrated. It’s such a great way of handling it as parents because it will solidify their learnings on the one hand, while also giving them the well-deserved reward and sense of accomplishment on the other hand!

    Well done mommy and daddy!!

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