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Limiting Screen Time

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.

The One Rule You Really Should Enforce This School Year

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents

While parents grapple with how much screen time is too much for children, new research now supports their suspicions: An excess amount of time in fron...

The Ghosts of Screen Time Past

Lori Ferraro | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

Some days my brother and I put in a full workday in front of the tube, complete with tray tables so we could watch through breakfast and lunchtime. Based on conversations with friends, their homes were also full of many hours of television as well. And guess what? We're all fine.

12 Things I've Noticed Since We Killed Our TV

D. R. Lionheart | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
D. R. Lionheart

We killed our television in the living room yesterday. It happened fast. Since then, we have noticed about a million surprising and wonderful things.

The Trick That Keeps My Kids Away From TV

Amelia Zatik Sawyer | Posted 11.15.2013 | Parents
Amelia Zatik Sawyer

In our house, screen time is limited to 30 minutes per weekday, no matter what. The ticket system allows my kids to have a healthy understanding of limitations, hard work and payoff for their efforts.

7 Tips for Balancing Kids' Use of Screens

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 07.16.2015 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Many parents feel that screens have taken over their family's lives. While few could argue about the benefits digital devices offer, as parents, it's important that we establish guidelines for their use so they remain tools, rather than an endless distraction from real life.