Raising Your Child in a Digital World:

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

Month: September 2014

Screen Time Recommendations & Why You Don’t Need to Worry About Them

Sep 24, 2014
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Many parents are often surprised (sometimes terrified) to learn that we have screen time recommendations for children.   When I share these in the Parent Seminars I deliver, parents often avoid eye contact with me. At all costs.   There’s almost an immediate sense of panic in the room.  Sometimes I can literally feel it. […]

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Protecting Kids’ Eye Health

Sep 23, 2014
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Parents and educators are concerned about the impact of digital devices on children’s eye health.   In this quick video that’s shared on the Nick Jr Parents’ blog, I provide some simple advice for parents wanting to protect their little one’s eye health, including the 20-20-20 rule.     Do you have any tips or […]

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Confession: I’m A Low-Tech Parent

Sep 16, 2014
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Some people are often shocked to learn that I’m a low-tech parent.   And it appears that I’m not the only parent who works in the technology industry to take this stance. A recent article reported that Steve Jobs was a low-tech parent. And this astounded many people.   It appears that Jobs was not alone.  […]

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Baby Learning Apps: What You Really Need to Know

Sep 16, 2014
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So what baby learning apps does your baby like?   Say what?? I glance at my 4-month-old son and back at the lady whose question took the wind from my sails. And so she repeats the question. My mouth ajar, I look around perplexed. Ummm…   Yes, this is a question that a baby health […]

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Techno-Terms: Techno Guilt, Techno Shame and Digital Pacifiers

Sep 9, 2014
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Do you suffer from ‘techno guilt‘, or perhaps ‘techno shaming‘? Do you use technology as a ‘digital pacifier‘ (I’m raising my hand here. Sometimes I suffer techno-guilt because I do use the iPad or TV as a digital pacifier, but I’m gradually learning to ditch my ‘techno-guilt’ when I do… because I don’t do it all […]

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Can Babies Learn to Read?

Sep 3, 2014
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No doubt you’ve seen the products that claim to teach babies and toddlers to read.  Infomercials tout their benefits, such as “…giving your baby the IQ advantage.”   We’ve got DVD and flashcard kits, apps and even TV programs that propose that as parents we’ll be giving our little one a head start by teaching […]

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