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Kids and Screens

Mom's Viral 'Experiment' Urges Parents To Rethink Screen Time

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.05.2015 | Parents

A California mom's viral "experiment" offers a message for parents about technology.  On November 2, mom Brandie Wood shared a Facebook post...

"Mommy, I WANT THE iPAD!"

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 09.28.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

I am concerned that we're robbing our children of some of the essential ingredients that make up a happy childhood: Creating art, building forts, or watching a hummingbird in flight-- things that cannot happen if we hand over a digital device.

Kids, Screens and Play

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 07.20.2015 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

Communication through social media seems to heighten a child's expectation of an immediate response and sense of urgency in regard to his or her feelings and needs. Urgency, however, is an enemy of emotional maturity. Children need to learn, slowly over the course of childhood and adolescence, that what they want or need they do not always need "now."

Freeing Yourself From The Web

Rachel Macy Stafford | Posted 07.08.2015 | Parents
Rachel Macy Stafford

If I don't show my children the joys found offline in a culture inundated with screens, who will?

Screentime Is a Global Scourge on Children

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Van Winkle's

As the New York Times' Jane Brody reports in this week's "On Well" column, to Chinese doctors, this obsessive focus on virtual warfare and avatar-creation isn't merely a phase to grow out of -- it's a full-fledged clinical disorder.

This Is What Your Child Looks Like Watching TV

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.11.2015 | Arts

Emmeline "Television has changed the American child from an irresistible force to an immovable object," educator Laurence J. Peter once said....

Kids and Media: Screen or Window?

David Kleeman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
David Kleeman

Digital photography and video are essentially free, so why not let kids capture their own perspective on family trips or events?

The Powerful Habit That Helps Kids With Homework

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 10.12.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

Many wonderful parents across the United States were kind enough to open their doors to me so that I could observe their family routines while writing case studies for my forthcoming book, The Learning Habit.

One Thousand "Likes," No Friends: 5 Times to Put Down Your Phone and Save Your Relationships

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Perhaps it's time to establish some basic "Rules of Civility" for technological use. These are circumstances in which you will absolutely, positively damage your relationships if you are on your phone.

10 Reasons Why I Will Continue To Give My Children Handheld Devices

Megan Egbert | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Megan Egbert

I'd rather have my kids using technology and handheld devices with me beside them. Where I can engage with them, answer questions and limit content if I have concerns.

Kids' Screen Time May Affect Their Well-Being

Posted 03.18.2014 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 03/17/2014 05:26 PM EDT on LiveScience The amount of time kids spend watching TV or playing ele...

What Many Parents Are Really Paying Attention To During Meals

Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some parents pay more attention to their mobile devices than the kids they're supervising durin...

Will Screens Replace Traditional Toys Completely?

Posted 02.24.2014 | Parents

By: Michael Andronico, Staff Writer Published: 02/20/2014 10:44 AM EST on LAPTOP Given the wealth of free and inexpensive kids apps available on ...

So, Kids These Days Can Use Smartphones Before They Learn To Write Their Names

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents

Kids around the world may be separated by land and sea, but many seem to have one thing in common: They know a lot about technology. AVG, a compute...

Left to Chance With the iPotty

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 02.10.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

It was easier, even just seven years ago, to rear our children screen-free. It's far more difficult to moderate screen use now that the majority of parents have smartphones in their pockets, laptops in the kitchen and tablets near the couch.

How Much Is Too Much Online Time?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Today's parents are navigating uncharted territory when it comes to figuring out appropriate guidelines for kids and digital media.

How Cell Phone Use Is Destroying Your Kids' Short-Term Memory

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

As we continue our chat, there is visible tension in his jawline and his stare is more vacant. He's suppressing the urge to glance at his phone, but he can't stop himself from thinking about it. He's looking at me, he's responding to what I'm saying, but it's not him. I've already lost him.

The Habits of Highly Successful Families

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 11.25.2013 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

The Learning Habit Study looks at a myriad of different factors, including parenting styles, academic achievement, emotional features, communication methods and family interactions. The goal is not to condemn media use, but rather to start a conversation about finding balance.

Lori Leibovich

8 Ways Screens Are Ruining Your Family's Life | Lori Leibovich | Posted 09.05.2013 | Parents

For her new book, The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, Catherine Steiner-Adair EdD -- a clinical inst...

Click Here If You Want Science To Help You Control Your Kids Tech Use

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.03.2013 | Parents

As technology become more omnipresent and complicated, so do parents' questions about what all these devices are doing to their kids. Scientists are a...

Kids Spend More TIme With Screens Than Books

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.31.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Even infants spend twice as much time watching screens as they do being read to. What is your child's media diet? What are your worries?