“Ringo must not get square eyes” is Martin Sommer’s humorous and topical book about the boy Ringo, who prefers to spend all day behind a screen. But Ringo’s father doesn’t think it’s a good idea – you get square eyes. If Ringo got a fiver for every time his dad said that phrase, he could soon buy a whole house! But Ringo is not rich, and he is completely and utterly tired of hearing his father repeat the same phrase day in and day out. When Ringo asks his father what he can do instead, the father has a lot of great ideas. At least from an adult’s point of view. But are these also good ideas if you are a child like Ringo?
The first thing we lose is the quality and pleasure we derive from our communication with our children, which requires us to devote ourselves mentally and emotionally, away from the preoccupation with the screen. It also requires us to be role models for our children, supporting them in ...Read More