09/16/2013 10:47 am ET

Screen Time Rules, For The Adult Set


When I first heard the phrase "screen time" about 10 years ago, while working on a project with one of our nonprofit clients around combatting childhood obesity, it seemed like an important topic given that our country was finally waking up to the fact that we had more than just an obesity problem but an epidemic. It certainly made sense to me to set guidelines for kids that would reinforce the importance of getting outside, being active and living a healthier lifestyle. Truthfully though, there was part of me that wasn’t too concerned because as a kid I watched a lot of TV and turned out mostly fine and I was certain that when I had kids I would spend hours outside with them exploring nature or putting together complicated crafting projects and not in front of the TV….