Category Archives: Screen Time

My husband and I disagree about screen time for our three-year-old.

My husband and I have different views on how often to let our three-year-old daughter play with our smartphones and our tablet at home. We have downloaded a few apps on our phones and we regularly let her draw and … Continue reading

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How do we set reasonable limits around TV watching?

My son did not watch TV in his early years, but he is now three-and-a-half and begs for it every day even though it is not a common activity in our household. Short of getting rid of the TV, how … Continue reading

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Is watching TV detrimental to my son’s development?

My son is 6 months old and is already taking an interest in TV, which I have heard is not so healthy for brain development. If I use educational videos and age appropriate shows is it okay to allow him … Continue reading

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What’s the best way to talk to our children about devastating world events?

What’s the best way to talk to our children about devastating world events? My children are 7 and 9. I remember being afraid of things outside of my control when I was growing up and I want to help them … Continue reading

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How do I explain our rules on age-appropriate games and movies when my son’s friends have no such restrictions?

My nine-year-old son feels we are being unfair limiting his access to mature and adult rated games and movies. His classmates are often given free range regardless of content. Do you have some suggestions to help deal with this on … Continue reading

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Should I be worried about my daughter spending so much time on the computer?

My 12-year-old daughter comes home from school and sits in front of the computer for hours. She plays video games and uses MSN to talk to her friends. If I let her, she will spend every waking minute on the … Continue reading

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