Chicago moms dish on raising digital natives


Kris Cain

Times have changed. As a mother of two sets of twins, I think a lot about my kids and technology. My work is in technology, so we have our fair share of tech in the home-computers, tablets, smartphones and gaming systems. My kids can pick up any one of those devices at any time and be right at home. They live in a digital age.

This is life now. And we as parents have to get used to it.

Some parents, however, are still uncomfortable with letting their children fully embrace technology. Some believe that imagination play is more important than technology. Some are afraid too much screen time is bad for their children.

Whatever the case may be, the subject of kids and tech is one that comes up over and over again.

I spoke to a few Chicago area moms about their thoughts on kids and technology. Here is what they had to say.


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