My child just wanted to be with the screen all the time!

Jessie Liew SP
2 min readMay 18


My child just wanted to be with the screen all the time!

All he wants to do is be in front of a screen…tv, iPad, phone. When he’s not in front of a screen he’s often irritated. We’ve tried letting him decide and giving him the responsibility to decide and we’ve tried limiting his screen time to 1 hr a day. Nothing seems to work. I found out a few weeks ago that he was getting up at night (midnight-ish) to watch YouTube.

It seems the children are so focused and addicted to the screen. Other than the screen, he doesn’t want to be with anything or anyone else.

These are some of the challenges parents face today in this digital era.

One of the mistakes parents made in their child’s screen time is they underestimate the power of tech / Internet that has stolen our children’s attention and focus.

All these apps/technologies are designed to be addictive.

I recommend you all to read this book, “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” by Nir Eyal.

In this book, Nir explains the science and the psychology of how these apps/technologies build to hook their consumers so that they keep coming back to the platform.

Once your children’s attention and focus have been directed to these technologies, it is hard to redirect them.

You have tried everything, trying to talk nicely, explaining to him why, giving him the decision to decide, or even trying to limit his screen time.

But nothing works.

The key is you need to guide them on how to use these apps/technologies. You need to guide them to maintain their focus and attention.

I have a webinar where I share 20 painful mistakes that Parents Regret Making In Their Child’s Screen Time and How to Avoid Them.

Here are the 20 mistakes.

Today, we cover

Mistake #7: Parents underestimate the power of apps/technologies which has stolen our child’s attention and focus

If you are thinking that you do not need to learn Parenting In This Digital Era, you could be wrong!

We need to learn & adapt to parenting our children in this digital era.

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Jessie Liew SP

I help parents reduce screen addiction and exposure to inappropriate online content for their children in 60 days. Join my free FB group