Limiting Screen Time

Electronics. I have a love-hate relationship with them. I love how easy they make everything, but hate how they seem to suck the brain right out of our kid’s head. The dazed, far-off stare of a child who has had too much screen time, followed by the anger and screams of that child when told to turn off the tablet, haunt my dreams. You may have read or heard the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations regarding appropriate daily screen time for your child: no screens for infants under 18 to 24 months, except possibly video chatting; up to 1 hour a day for children aged 2-5, but avoid solo use and fast-paced programming; no screens at least an hour before bed; along with other recommen

Preventing the "Summer Slide"

Summer is almost here and I bet your children are already talking about the break from school. Honestly, as a parent, I am ready for the break as well. The summer months are a welcome pause from keeping up with each child’s school schedule, homework, tests, and projects. While I am thankful for the slower pace of summer, how does this 3-month academic break impact your child’s education? This question has been discussed since school breaks were inserted into the school year a long time ago. Many teachers (and research) can attest that the first couple months of school are spent regaining skills taught the previous year but lost over the summer break. Research has documented this loss of know

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