Parenting in the digital age is bringing new challenges to parents - and children alike.
One of the keys for moving forward as a Digital Parent is to understand the issues and then apply best practices to your family. But attention, don't be afraid to mix and match things up to find something that works for your family.
Effects of Screen time
I read this Huffington post article (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/08/how-screen-time-affects-kids_n_5765568.html) that really got me thinking about cartoons and our children. So much so that I knew I needed to write a blogpost about it. The burning issue? Screen time.
Yes, yes, I know that I’ve covered screen time in the past: screen limits, setting boundaries, but this article made me re-think some of my own television habits. You see, I’ll let you in a dirty little secret: before we head off to school, I let my boys watch 15-20 min of cartoons in the morning while I’m getting dressed.
Like you, I thought this was a key move in multi-tasking. The kids get a cute little break with Mickey and his friends, Peppa Pig or even that square guy, Sponge Bob.
But attention parents, as quoted in the article:
Parents who are waking up in the morning and letting their children watch TV first thing before school are really missing...
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