My Blog: “The Boot”

6 Signs of Screen Addiction

Studies consistently demonstrate children who spend a lot of time on electronics may be delayed in speech, various cognitive tasks, and have sleep problems. We know electronics are not going away and we struggle with how to set limits on screen use - not just for our children, but for ourselves. But, what's a parent... Continue Reading →

Less Screen Time and More Green Time

A recent study by the Seattle Childrenā€™s Research Institute appearing in the Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent MedicineĀ discovered that almost 50% of preschoolers lacked even one parent-supervised outdoor play session per day. On average, children aged 10 to 16 now spend only 12.6 minutes a day on vigorous outdoor activity compared with 10.4 waking hours... Continue Reading →

Basking in Blue Light

This image is all too familiar, isn't it? Children staring at electronic screens---playing games, reading, or doing homework. What's not shown is a parent sitting across the table doing the same thing---playing games, reading, or working. Research is slowly revealing some of the dangers of electronic screens and I recently wrote an article on the... Continue Reading →

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