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  1. Judy Arnall
    https://www.todaysparent.com/family/parenting/an-age-by-age-guide-to-kids-and-smartphones/ Screen Time Contract for Digital Health and Safety between Parent and Child(ren) Date:_________________ CHILD(REN) I agree to always ask you for help, explanation, advice and information regarding...
  2. Toddler & Child
    Most parents spend the majority of their time trying to get their kids off of screens. Now there is (gasp!) finally a reason to turn on the tube Hold on, though.. hear us out! When my son was around five years old, he began telling me about a vacuum that he thought we should buy. On a daily...
  3. Judy Arnall
    Many parents worry about screen time, especially after reading the latest study that involves children their children’s ages. However, how does one sort through the myths from the facts? It is becoming increasingly difficult. Screen time addiction was not listed in the DSM-V (the main diagnosis...
  4. Toddler & Child
    Some say it's a new world when it comes to living digitally, and that children need to have boundaries in their 'screen time' childhoods. That may be the case, but one little boy in Germany thinks the shoe might need to be on the other foot, as he's started a campaign for parents to put their...
  5. Toddler & Child
    Is your child whining or sulking more? While there are a lot of possible reasons, don't overlook the potential that your behavior is to blame. A new study concludes that the more family time we steal to access our smartphones, computers, and TVs, the worse our children's behavior becomes...
  6. Toddler & Child
    Setting limits on technology usage to help improve children's academic performance seems obvious, but a new study finds that it may be producing the opposite effect. Surveying over 1,100 university student from various backgrounds, researchers at the University of Zurich examined the impact of...
  7. Family Life
    The many harmful effects that screen time can have on teens seems to be a foregone conclusion: It's making them disengaged, sedentary, unhappy, and cynical- or at least that's what all the adults seem to have decided. There is actually plenty of evidence that screen time isn't all that bad for...
  8. Green Goods
    The teenage years are notorious for mood swings. However, today's teens are unhappier than ever before. A new report suggests that the culprit of their unhappiness is right in their hands: the smartphone. Being a teenager has never been easy. From the vast array of shifting hormones to the...
  9. Other
    Does your child spend too much time online playing Minecraft? According to the World Health Organization, there may soon be a diagnosis for that: "gaming disorder." Gaming has certainly come a long way since the days of Atari and Super Mario Brothers. According to the Entertainment Software...
  10. Toddler & Child
    Children and adolescents need sufficient sleep to keep up with their rapidly growing bodies and brains. A new study reveals that youth are particularly susceptible to the sleep-disrupting effects of screen time. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that elementary school age...
  11. Family Life
    Not only are screens part of our modern world, but they are also an integral and undeniable part of our children's future. So as parents, should we regulate our kids' screen time or should we let them decide? It's the age of smart phones, tablets, televisions, and computers. Short of living in...
  12. Toddler & Child
    As a kindergarten teacher and mother of four children, I find myself naturally capitalizing on natural learning opportunities and teachable moments. Consider these ideas to engage your child in fun and playful learning experiences this summer. Summer is a great time to take advantage of a more...
  13. Toddler & Child
    The other day, my nine-year-old asked me if there were cars when I was as kid. Not too long ago, my daughter was stunned when I told her that I used to walk home from school without even having a cell phone. Things are moving at an insane pace these days and just when I feel I'm on top of all...
  14. Toddler & Child
    According to a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, kids who have a TV in their bedroom have a 20 to 30 percent higher risk of obesity due to bad snacking habits and decreased sleeping habits. When children spend more time watching TV, they are less likely to spend time...
  15. Toddler & Child
    The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that the excessive amount of time children spend in front of a screen puts their health at risk due to an extreme lack of exercise. Screen time has dramatically increased since 2002, especially for children 11-years-old and up. While studies state...
  16. Toddler & Child
    A new report finds a correlation between toddler screen time and the amount of sleep they get, and researchers advise parents to think twice about screen time in very young children. As the world turns into a modern smorgasbord of technological devices and electronic offerings, the question of...
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