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What Experts Think About 3 Common Screen Exposures For Babies

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.27.2015 | Parents

The American Academy of Pediatrics has taken a clear stance on screen time for children under the age of 2, discouraging children under the age of 2....

5 Simple Ways to Save Yourself From Device Addiction

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.17.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Recent studies (and digital detox stories) on parents' screen habits point to device-distracted moms and dads as a growing problem for kids. It's enough to make you want to maybe-just-maybe turn off your phone and shut down your devices. But how to actually do that?

3 Simple Rules for a Healthy Media Diet

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.15.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

A healthy media diet balances three things: what kids do, how much time they spend doing it, and whether their content choices are age-appropriate. At some point, you'll help them take the reins and manage their own use. In the meantime, these tips can help.

10 Fabulous Books To Read With Your Kids This Summer

Lori Day | Posted 07.13.2015 | Parents
Lori Day

Sharing books with my child helped me understand her world, and opened up crucial lines of communication when she was in elementary school that remained open throughout her tween and teen years, and to this very day.

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...

Finding a Healthy Balance -- For You and Your Kids -- With Media and Technology

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

We've all seen that dad yakking away on his cell phone at the playground while his 3-year-old resorts to increasingly desperate measures to get his attention. We've also been that parent.

Why There Are No Good Apps for Etiquette and Education

Brad Spirrison | Posted 12.28.2014 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

The very devices and media delivery systems that provide us with unprecedented insight and understanding of the world are also distracting us from what is existing in front of our eyes.

An Open Letter: Let's Get More Sophisticated on Screen Time Policy

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 12.28.2014 | Parents
Daniel Donahoo

Rather than taking an approach that makes parents feel guilty whenever their children engage with screens, we need to support and build skills in parents that support children to help them understand how we best use and manage children's engagement with screens and technology.

We're Spending A LOT Of Time With Our Digital Devices

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer Published: 11/08/2013 01:05 PM EST on LiveScience The average person in the United States will access 15.5 hours' wor...

Why You Can Let Your Kids Watch More TV This Summer

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 09.24.2012 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

Every parent wants his child to learn sportsmanship, and there's nothing quite like the Olympics to show you how it's done.