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My Son's User Agreement

Hadley Davis Rierson | Posted 09.02.2015 | Parents
Hadley Davis Rierson

When my 11-year-old son, Teddy, returned from overnight camp last month there was one thing he wanted, one thing he had missed above all else. Hint: it was not me, nor was it his father. It was the object to which he is more attached than allowance, Doritos and Kobe Bryant in his prime. It was his iPad mini 3.

Stop Talking About 'Screen Time,' Start Thinking About Screen Use

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact

In a new episode of "If Our Bodies Could Talk" published at on Thursday, health columnist Dr. James Hamblin takes a funny, whimsical l...

8 Sad-But-True Jokes About The Reality Of Being A Kid Today

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents

In today's technology-saturated era, kids are more connected than ever. And comedians have certainly taken note, incorporating discussions of chi...

5 Reasons Kids Shouldn't Sleep Near Their Devices

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents

  When The Huffington Post and YouGov asked parents how often they let their kids sleep next to their cell phones, 30 percent said they all...

Kids Now Prefer Playing With Smartphones To Dessert

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents

Most kids these days are far exceeding the recommended maximum of two hours of screen time a day. But what do those stats really mean for pa...

Screen Addiction Is Taking A Toll On Children

The New York Times | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents

Excessive use of computer games among young people in China appears to be taking an alarming turn and may have particular relevance for American paren...

How Much 'Screen Time' Is Too Much? Why That's The Wrong Question

Diana Graber | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

Understandably parents want, and need, immediate guidance on how to raise happy and healthy kids, yet rigorous scientific studies of how technology affects the development of young children typically take many years to complete. With technology still in its infancy there is no easy answer to the question of "how much."

WeNeedDiverseAnimation# Because BlackLivesMatter#

Ama Yawson | Posted 05.05.2015 | Media
Ama Yawson

How do we eliminate the bias against black skin which seems to be so inextricably linked to issues of discrimination that have a real impact on the progress of African-Americans? Economic investment, legal reform and improvements in education are certainly needed. But, I also believe that positive multicultural media is part of the solution.

Plugged-in Takes on a Whole New Meaning

Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn | Posted 05.29.2015 | Hawaii
Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn

When people ask me how we enjoyed our spring break this year, I will proudly admit that our family had a marvelous time being plugged in... to each other.

Extreme Screen Time: The New Normal at What Cost?

Akhila Satish | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Akhila Satish

Given the ubiquitous and enormous impact of these technologies, funding and support to study the impact of digital technologies on our brain processes should be at the forefront of research efforts today.

More Evidence Parents Should Monitor Kids' Media

Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents

BY ANDREW M. SEAMAN NEW YORK Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:50pm EDT (Reuters Health) - How parents monitor the television and video game habits of their ...

Why I'll Put My Phone Down on the National Day of Unplugging

Tanya Schevitz | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Tanya Schevitz

Be honest. When is the last time you picked your children up from school and focused on them without checking email, texting or sneaking a peek at Facebook soon after they got in the car?

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.

Give Your Child More Screen-Time, Here's Why

Wandy Hoh | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Wandy Hoh

These days, when you look at kids sitting on the subway or cross town bus, they're not hooked on crossword puzzles and word searches. They're heads down in their tablets, sometimes sharing with a sibling, other times playfully fighting over one.

Screen Time for Preschoolers: Recommendations vs. Reality

Julie Dobrow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Julie Dobrow

This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics came out with its 2013 recommendations about children and media use. While many researchers, politicians, teachers and parents applaud these strict recommendations, an awful lot of parents wonder how realistically they can adhere to them.

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...

Calling All Parents: Should Your Kids Be on the Phone?

Fueled | Posted 08.28.2013 | Technology

It's a conversation all parents will have -- it's only a matter of when. It starts with "Puleeeeeeze! All my friends have one!" Kids -- all kids -- want one, badly. The target of their desires, of course, is the ubiquitous, must-have cell phone.

Hold the Family Talk: I'll Have Another... Screen

Maggie Jackson | Posted 08.28.2012 | Technology
Maggie Jackson

At a time when we are saturating ourselves with media, the notion of inserting yet another screen into yet another moment of life is disturbing on many levels.

Kids Are at Risk -- Just Not My Kids

Monica J. Vila | Posted 10.25.2011 | Parents
Monica J. Vila

The truth is that all kids are experiencing way too much screen time and consuming too much media. Telling ourselves that it's a problem for other families is self-serving and unrealistic.