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Screentime Is a Global Scourge on Children

Screentime Is a Global Scourge on Children

Van Winkle's  07. 7.2015
As the New York Times' Jane Brody reports in this week's "On Well" column, to Chinese doctors, this obsessive focus on virtual warfare...
Parents Need Screen Sense Along With Common Sense

Parents Need Screen Sense Along With Common Sense

Alexander Howard  07. 6.2015
As parents, we may focus upon what our children are doing with their devices but not look in the mirror to see how our own behavior and...
13 Tips For Parenting When Screens Are Everywhere

13 Tips For Parenting When Screens Are Everywhere

Alexander Howard  07. 6.2015
When I started writing a column about parenting and screen time this spring, I talked to a lot of people about technology and young children,...
Screen Addiction Is Taking A Toll On Children

Screen Addiction Is Taking A Toll On Children

The New York Times  07. 6.2015
Excessive use of computer games among young people in China appears to be taking an alarming turn and may have particular relevance for...
14 Screen-Free Ways To Stimulate Your Child's Mind

14 Screen-Free Ways To Stimulate Your Child's Mind

  07. 6.2015
As a young child’s brain develops, trillions of connections are formed between brain cells and developed through such stimuli as light,...
How A TV-Free Summer Is Changing Our Family

How A TV-Free Summer Is Changing Our Family

Mary E. Graham  07. 1.2015
I used the TV and the TV used me. It was a beautiful relationship that I had no qualms with. Until summer arrived and I decided I had qualms....
Summertime Social Media and Periscope Safety Tips for Parents

Summertime Social Media and Periscope Safety Tips for Parents

Katie Lance  06.16.2015
Make sure to have conversations with your caregivers this summer. Let them know your rules about social media, photos and videos of your...
Parents' Top 5 Questions to Keep Kids Safe Online

Parents' Top 5 Questions to Keep Kids Safe Online

Common Sense Media  06.10.2015
Lots of kids start playing around online during the preschool years, but many parents wait until kids are in elementary school to get them...
This Is What Your Child Looks Like Watching TV

This Is What Your Child Looks Like Watching TV

Priscilla Frank  06.10.2015
Emmeline "Television has changed the American child from an irresistible force to an immovable object," educator Laurence J. Peter...
Are Your Kids 'Addicted' to Mobile Games?

Are Your Kids 'Addicted' to Mobile Games?

Catriona Wallis  06. 9.2015
As a parent of vivacious boys aged 5 and 8 obsessed with breaking-up and creating blocks and hiding from the Enderman in the mobile version...
10 Statistics That Capture The Dangers of Texting and Driving

10 Statistics That Capture The Dangers of Texting and Driving

Erin Schumaker  06. 8.2015
On June 8, a report was released stating that Tennessee bus crash that left two young girls and a teacher's aide dead last December was...
Why Boredom Is One of The Greatest Experiences You Can Give a Child

Why Boredom Is One of The Greatest Experiences You Can Give a Child

Susan Pearse  06. 3.2015
"I'm bored. Can I play on the iPad?" asked my 6-year-old for the second time. It was one of those times where it would've been easier to...
6 Ways to Smartly (And Cheaply) Download Kids' Apps

6 Ways to Smartly (And Cheaply) Download Kids' Apps

Common Sense Media  05.29.2015
You're going to the DMV and have to take your 4-year-old. The wait could be over an hour, and when the books, crayons and songs run dry,...