As a mother of two young boys in a digital age, country star Carrie Underwood knows she can’t completely avoid technology.
The singer, who is married to former NHL player Mike Fisher, cautions that children are deeply impacted by screen time, as she has noticed a change in her own children’s behavior when they consume a lot of television.
“It’s such a battle, right? Even television… I notice if they kind of watch too much TV, like they have an attitude shift. And I’m like ‘Why are you moody? What are we doing? Oh…,'” she said while appearing on “Today.”
Admitting she learned a lot from television and movies herself, Underwood said managing how much content her children ingest is “a struggle.” And it’s not just TV she’s worried about – but cellphones also.
Wanting to keep her children away from phones “as long as possible,” Underwood shared that the school her boys attend in Nashville is being proactive.
“There’s been like a whole grassroots initiative within their school and a bunch of parents getting together and discussing how we can keep our kids kind of away from technology,” she revealed.
“Especially like social media and stuff like that, as long as possible.”
Underwood rarely shares personal photographs of her boys on her own social media platforms.
Her sons, Isaiah, 7, and Jacob, 3, have started to become aware of their mother’s celebrity status.
“They have seen me on stage and I feel like the first time my oldest, especially, kind of started having ideas was when his friends would say something and it’s like, ‘Oh, that’s different? I didn’t know that that wasn’t normal,'” she explained.
“So they would come home and be like, ‘They said they saw you on TV.'”
Underwood recently extended her Las Vegas residency, REFLECTION, adding 18 more dates to her show which will flow into next year.