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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Saying YES to Summer!


Children's Screen Time Action Network has some great ideas for summer - like saying YES to kids and helping them learn resourcefulness. Check out their article below: For most of us, school is out already and we’re in those transition weeks that can produce anxiety, both for us and the kids. Ok. So I see that parents are sick of hearing that they have to set screen limits. Like Advisory Board member Dr. Meghan Owenz says, “If you offer more fruits and vegetables, it edges out room for the donut.” Hence, my message this week is less about screen limits and more about the opportunities that a little extra time can bring to families. Here are four ideas that go beyond summer tip lists: 1) Say ‘yes’ a lot!  It feels so good to say [...]

Saying YES to Summer!2022-09-19T18:56:54+00:00

Should Kids be on Social Media?


School is out for the summer! With it comes long days in the sun, Popsicles, and the endless battle of screen time. Recently Screenagers published some facts from a gathering of researchers who met recently to discuss information on kids' brains and screen addiction. Here are some of their key points: “American children spend more time in front of electronic screens than any other activity except sleeping. The brain becomes what the brain does.” Dr. Douglas Gentile “Ditch the 1:1 program. They need smaller class size so they can betterknow and connect with their teacher/guide.” Dr. Richard Freed “Up to 9% of American youth may suffer from an addiction to games or social media.” Dr. Paul Weigle “The virtual world becomes your reality. The real world becomes an inconvenience.” Adam Brooker, former gamer “Porn consumption [...]

Should Kids be on Social Media?2022-09-19T18:57:22+00:00
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