Try Online Shopping—Here’s Why

Every mom has dealt with crying and screaming children in public. So, it's easy to understand why we purchase that toy we don't really want to buy or pull up videos on the smartphone. Anything to get this over with. In my recent newsletter, I gave some insider tips on dealing with overwhelmed or overstimulated... Continue Reading →

Distracted Kids: Worse than Ever?

*SPECIAL EDITION* FOR NATIONAL SCREEN FREE WEEK April 29 - May 5, 2019 Are kids more distracted today than they used to be? Many believe so. Attention deficits and focus issues are pretty common and I don't think it's simply because we're "looking for it." There are no easy answers to this question but here's... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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