Parents, we understand you.
Raising kids and teens in this fast-paced world is a task. We know that striking a balance between screen time and self-care for your children amidst this can be so exhausting for you.
But today we’re going to help you find a solution for this.
In this blog, we'll help you guide your kids towards a healthy screen-life balance and ensure their well-being in the digital age through the power of self-care!
And it all starts by addressing the problems first.
Understanding the Challenges of the Digital Age
Screens and gadgets have become HUGE parts of our kids’ lives. They offer endless opportunities for learning and connectivity.
But with the rapid pace of technological advancements, the digital world can also bring in some unique challenges for your children's well-being.
The Screen-Time Struggle
As a parent, you're likely familiar with the screen-time struggle.
Balancing the time spent on screens with other important activities like physical play, face-to-face interactions, and self-care (especially personal care) can feel like a constant juggling act. And so, it's important to be mindful of the amount of screen time your kids are getting and the quality of their digital experiences.
And of course, out of all things, NEVER let them compromise on self-care.
The Impact on Self-Care
The concept of self-care can sometimes take a backseat for kids and teens.
Long hours on screens, academic pressures, and the lure of social media can compromise their self-care practices.
As a parent, it's essential to guide your children toward incorporating self-care into their routines and fostering healthy habits for their overall well-being.
And the best way to do that is by fostering healthy and consistent personal care habits.
But before we can get into that, it’s important you reduce their screen-time altogether. Because the effectiveness of a great personal care routine is really close to null when you’re inflicting damage to your skin at the same time.
The blue-light and UV rays that your phones and other screens radiate can have a big hand in damaging your kids’ eyes and skin.
So, how can you reduce their screen-time for better skin health?
1. Create Tech-Free Zones and Times
Set up designated "tech-free" zones in your home and specific times for screen-free activities can help your kids take breaks from these devices.
The dining table during mealtimes or the bedroom before bedtime can be tech-free zones, allowing them to unwind, connect with family, and focus on self-care without digital distractions!2. Encourage Mindful Screen Use
Help your children practise mindful screen use by setting specific time limits for entertainment and using apps that track and manage screen time.
Encourage them to be intentional and aware of how they spend time on their devices, making conscious choices that support their well-being.3. Balance Digital and Outdoor Activities
While the digital world offers fantastic opportunities for learning and exploration, it's important to strike a balance with real-life experiences and outdoor activities.
Encourage your children to spend time in nature, play sports, or engage in creative hobbies that promote self-care and physical well-being.
Come on guys, remember how we grew up?4. Incorporate Regular Screen Breaks
Encourage your children to take regular screen breaks during their digital activities.
Teens, especially, might have to spend long hours in front of screens for academic or personal-developmental purposes. Almost everything’s online.
And so, in cases where you can’t limit their screen times, simply remind them to follow the 20-20-20 rule.
For every 20 minutes of screen time, take a 20-second break to look at something 20 feet away. These short breaks can help reduce eye strain, bring them back into the present and promote their overall well-being5. Foster Digital Creativity
While setting limits on screen time is essential, also encourage your children to use technology as a tool for creativity.
Whether it's creating digital art, learning coding, or producing videos, digital creativity can be a positive and fulfilling outlet for self-expression. Because it’s not just about the screens’ radiation.
It’s what they’re exposed to as they’re harmlessly scrolling.
Keep an eye out for this as exposure to social media at a very young age can introduce many stressors that can damage their overall health (especially skin health).
Most teens, unfortunately, suffer from many issues like chronic laziness, cyber-bullying and body image issues that can push them further away from looking into themselves and engaging in personal care.
We’ve covered the prevention. Let’s get into the solution right now - a strong yet gentle personal care routine.
And to start with the unwinding, we recommend nurturing your kids’ senses first. This will make personal care a lot more fun and something to look forward to for them.
The Power of Aromatherapy: Nurturing the Senses
The information bombardment from technology can be overwhelming for your children.
As parents, you can introduce them to the power of aromatherapy to create a sensory journey that positively impacts their mood and emotions.
As your kids unwind for the night, introduce them to calming aromas infused with lavender and chamomile extracts. These soothing fragrances can create a sense of relaxation, preparing them for a restful night's sleep.
And when it's time for them to tackle school assignments or digital projects, energising aromas such as eucalyptus and citrus can provide a much-needed focus boost.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to do much for this. Because we’ve made this part super easy for you.
At Tikitoro, we’ve taken into consideration the challenges that kids and teens face today and have formulated a personal care range especially for them!
And guess what? Our products are safe, natural and made of allergen-free fragrances that can truly evoke your kids’ senses!
Tikitoro's Refreshing Self-Care Products
At Tikitoro, we understand the importance of holistic self-care for your children's well-being. Our safe and natural products are designed to enhance their self-care experiences and nourish their skin and hair from within.
For each of these products, we have 2 options - For kids and for teens!
Our Hair Oil
To maintain their strands silky and manageable throughout the school year, oil their hair at least once a week.
Here’s something that’ll be perfect if your kid or teen hates the stickiness and fragrance of hair oils.
Our nourishing hair oil is lightweight, non-sticky, and floral-scented. We’ve used Bhringa, Argan Oil, Olive Oil, and Castor Oil to create this product to strengthen your hair, moisturise the scalp, and encourage hair development.Our Shampoos
After the hair oil has performed its magic, your child now needs something that not only gives a clean rinse but also targets the root of their hair issues.
It's time to select a shampoo that can solve their main hair issue in just one wash once you've identified it.
Is it damaged frizzy hair? Or is it a dry scalp? Fortunately, we have solutions for both these hair issues.
For teens with frizzy, dry, rough, and brittle hair, our Conditioning Shampoo is perfect. Hibiscus, rice protein, and greater burdock form a mild combination in this product to keep your hair silky and your scalp nourished while preventing any strand breaking.
And if your focus is on the scalp, our anti-dandruff shampoo would be the better choice! It treats flakiness, irritation and gets rid of dandruff in only one wash.
It also protects hair loss and contains Aloe Vera, Provitamin B5, Hibiscus, and Rice Protein!Our Face Wash
Our Refreshing Face Wash uses neem ingredients to wash and purify your children’s skins.
Especially after waking up, its creamy foam feels wonderful on the skin. Aloe Vera and Matcha Green Tea have numerous skin-loving properties that help this face wash deep clean, purify, moisturise, soften, and repair skin!Our Body Washes
Tikitoro's Revitalizing Body Wash is the perfect way for your kids to kick start their day! Infused with invigorating eucalyptus and citrus extracts, this body wash wakes up their senses and sets a positive tone for the day ahead!
The refreshing aroma will leave them feeling energised throughout the day and not laze into their beds (especially with their screens!)
We also have our Nourishing Body Wash. It gently cleanses your body without removing the skin's natural oils. It provides deep hydration and softens your skin because it is loaded with hydrating and exotic nutrients like White Turmeric, Pink Dragon Fruit, Kokum Butter, Fuji Green Tea, and Moringa.
And if your child suffers from body odour and dull skin, our Vitalizing Body Wash would be the better choice.
Mandarin orange peel and blueberries, which are high in antioxidants, are both used in this body wash to promote cellular renewal. It protects the skin's delicate layers, assists in retaining essential moisture, and minimises odour.Our Body Lotion
Our Nourishing Body Lotion is like a sip of cool water for parched skin.
Infused with natural extracts like aloe vera and chamomile, this lotion provides deep hydration, keeping your children's skin soft and supple. Its quick-absorbing formula ensures they can get back to their digital adventures without any sticky residue.Our Sunscreen
Did you know that we need to wear sunscreen not just for sun exposure?
As mentioned earlier, the radiation that emits from screens can be as damaging as sun exposure. That means, your kids really need to start wearing sunscreen while they're indoors too!
And your ally in protecting your skin from damaging UV radiation is Tikitoro's 100% mineral sunscreen. This lightweight formula's broad-spectrum SPF absorbs rapidly and leaves no white residue!
Mindful Application: A Bonding Experience
Encourage your children to view self-care routines, as a bonding experience.
Take the time to teach them how to apply the body lotion or body wash gently, using circular motions to massage their skin. This mindful application fosters a sense of connection and care for their well-being.
As parents, you play a big role in guiding your children through the digital world while promoting self-care and holistic well-being.
Our self-care products are just one aspect of this journey. By incorporating tips for mindful screen use, encouraging creativity, and fostering regular self-care practices, you can nurture the digital generation and help them thrive in the digital age.
Technology can sometimes amplify feelings of stress and anxiety, and so it becomes really important to create an open and supportive environment where your kids feel comfortable expressing their emotions.
So keep the lines of communication open, and be mindful of any signs of digital overwhelm or distress. Encourage them to take breaks when needed and engage in activities that promote relaxation and self-reflection.
At Tikitoro, we believe that knowledge is the foundation of positive parenting in the digital age. We're committed to providing parents with valuable educational content that empowers you to navigate your kids’ personal care routines effectively. We aim to be your reliable source of information on promoting self-care within your family.
As parents raising children in the digital world, it's essential to have a supportive community. Joining parenting groups, both online and offline, can provide a platform for sharing experiences, seeking advice, and learning from others.
The Tiki Tribe is a welcoming space where parents can connect, exchange ideas, and support one another in the journey of nurturing this digital generation!
As parents, you hold the key to nurturing a mindful digital generation that values self-care and embraces the digital world responsibly. Tikitoro is more than just a personal care brand; we're your partners in this empowering parenting journey!
By incorporating these tips and insights, you can guide your children toward a healthy screen-life balance, foster self-care practices, and promote digital mindfulness. Tikitoro's refreshing self-care products are designed to complement your efforts by nourishing their skin and hair with safe and natural ingredients.
Remember, it's the small steps and mindful choices you make as a parent that will empower your children to thrive in the digital age while cherishing their well-being. Together, let's embrace the digital journey with grace, curiosity, and the enchanting magic of Tikitoro's refreshing self-care.
Here's to raising a generation of tech-savvy individuals who value self-care, embrace digital mindfulness, and create a harmonious relationship with the digital world!