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Limiting screen time for your kid? It's harder than it looks

By AP NEWS

CHICAGO (AP) — It is Saturday morning, and 10-year-old Henry Hailey is up at the crack of dawn. Still in PJs, his microphone-equipped headphones glowing blue in the dim basement, he fixates on theRead full story

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  • Helen Edwards
    Helen EdwardsAlways curious at Koru Ventures

    An unbelievably difficult task. Only success I’ve had so far is limiting time on the charger not the phone.

  • Once the “genie is out of the bag...” best thing we ever did was send our kids to a camp where they had no electronics for 7 weeks, were out in nature and had to do chores. I’ve often wished I’d found a way to live in a commune devoid of all devices but it’s just not practical. People used to not have TVs in their kids rooms— once kids had iPads and laptops in lower school it was game over.

  • Amy Miller
    Amy MillerPresident at Miller Mediation and Solution

    Very timely article! Another consideration about the growing screen time.... our kids are losing basic verbal communication and interpersonal skills. They are being handed tablets and computers at school; it not just the screen time at home. Recently I asked a graduating senior how he and his friends handle conflict. He said, “we don’t”. This will be a MAJOR problem for our workforce. I’m not sure about your job, but in my job a very large portion of my job is to manage problems and conflict between

    Very timely article! Another consideration about the growing screen time.... our kids are losing basic verbal communication and interpersonal skills. They are being handed tablets and computers at school; it not just the screen time at home. Recently I asked a graduating senior how he and his friends handle conflict. He said, “we don’t”. This will be a MAJOR problem for our workforce. I’m not sure about your job, but in my job a very large portion of my job is to manage problems and conflict between people. How serene is your office? How successful is your customer service? We need to pull our kids (and ourselves) away from screen time and reconnect with each other and our natural world. Make that a goal for this holiday season.

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