Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
When Carrie Underwood isn’t captivating sold-out audiences during her tours or gracing the stage for her extended Las Vegas residency, she leads a relatively ordinary life that revolves around the typical challenges and responsibilities of being a parent.
Her home life is centered around her two sons, eight-year-old Isaiah and four-year-old Jacob, whom she shares with her husband, Mike Fisher. In an interview with TODAY, following her recent Citi Concert Series performance, Underwood revealed that, much like any mother, she grapples with the dilemma of how to introduce her children to screen time and technology.
“I mean, it’s such a battle, right?!” the singer reflects.
“Even with television, I’ve noticed that if they watch it too much, it can bring about a change in their attitude. I’ll be like, ‘Why are you feeling moody? What’s going on?’ And then it hits me,” Underwood continues. “But on the flip side, they’ve also learned valuable things from various television programs and movies.”
“But yeah, it’s a struggle,” Underwood adds. She mentions that she’s determined to delay the point at which her kids get their own cell phones “for as long as possible.” She also points out that many parents at her children’s schools are grappling with similar challenges and decisions regarding technology use.
“There’s been a whole grassroots initiative within their school, with a group of parents coming together to discuss strategies for keeping our kids away from technology, particularly social media, for as long as we can,” the singer reveals.
In the meantime, Underwood has plans to return to the Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas next year for 18 additional dates of her “Reflection: The Las Vegas Residency.” This new set of shows is scheduled to commence in March.