Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

Finding a healthy balance of time online without techno tantrums and conflict

Month: May 2014

Is Screen-Time Robbing Your Child of Reading Time?

May 28, 2014
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Parents and teachers frequently lament that today’s kids are not reading as much as they used to.  And this conversation often leads to, “Back in my day…”   But this is more than just a nostalgic claim.   As the video below exemplifies, reading traditional books has become somewhat of a foreign experience for some children. […]

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Is Technology Robbing Children of Their Creativity?

May 20, 2014
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“Creativity in children just isn’t the same anymore.”   It’s a common complaint I hear echoed from teachers across the country. “Kids just aren’t as creative as they used to be…”   And often, technology is blamed.   “All this time spent watching TV* is to blame.” {*In fact, you can insert any popular children’s […]

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The Five Different Types of Apps for Kids in iTunes

May 13, 2014
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Did you know that there are more than just paid and free apps in the iTunes App Store?   There are actually five different types of apps for kids. And it’s important that you know the difference. Otherwise, you might encounter some unexpected expenses or ‘appcidents’ (app-accidents). Click the video below for details.     Tell me, […]

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Why I Won’t Be Joining in Screen-Free Week

May 5, 2014
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This week is officially screen-free week and I WON’T be joining in. Nor will I be encouraging others to participate. I know this may come as a surprise to some people. I’m often talking about how important it is to ‘switch off’. I also actively promote the idea that we use technology and screens in moderation […]

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