Parents Should Start the New Year by Reassessing Their Kids’ Screen-Time

Naomi Schaefer Riley’s new book, Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat, will be published January 8, 2018. “God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.” That’s what Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, said recently about the social media giant. He explained: Facebook “literally changes your relationship … Continued

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This is Why Your Kids Don’t Play Outside

If you want to know who is in charge in American households, look no further than a recent survey by Gallup. When parents were asked how they wanted kids to spend their time, sixty-two percent said they would like the kids to be playing outside and only twelve percent said they should be using electronic … Continued

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The Dad Who Wants an Age Limit for Cellphones Might Be on to Something

We have age requirements to purchase alcohol, cigarettes and even Sudafed. So perhaps it was inevitable someone would suggest that you should need to be a certain age before you can purchase what has become the real scourge of youth—the cell phone. Tim Farnum, an anesthesiologist in Colorado, is trying get enough signatures for a … Continued

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Stop Using Technology to Babysit Your Kids

In a stunning blow for people who use technology as a babysitter for their kids, research is revealing (not surprisingly) that toddlers who are allowed to play with devices and stare at tiny screens are getting less sleep. Researchers at Birkbeck, University of London, concluded that for every four hours a toddler uses a touchscreen … Continued

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How Much Screen Time is Too Much for Kids?

How important is it to separate kids from electronic devices? The Oklahoma state Senate and House recently passed a bill that would prevent licensed day care centers in the state from giving kids under the age of two any screen time. Critics will no doubt say that this measure seems draconian. What’s the harm in … Continued

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