Screen Time Facts and Resources

When Should a Child have a Cellphone?

As I sat at dinner, staring across the table at my husband engrossed in his cellphone, scrolling through Twitter, I briefly daydreamed of life before cell phones. That simple time before smartphones and all of the technology that surrounds us today. That got me thinking, when should a child have a cellphone? According to an …

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What Smartphone Addiction Does to Your Brain

Is smartphone addiction a real thing? Well, smartphone addiction is not an actual diagnosis yet, but it’s in the works. Diagnostic criteria is already being discussed in the psychiatric and medical communities. We can see the addictive behavior in our kids and in ourselves, if we are willing, though. Some signs of addiction are: These …

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Screen Time and Kids' Health: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Uncovering the truth about the negative effects of screen time on kids’ health I grew up in the eighties and nineties. Things were very different then. There was no reason for parents to worry about screen time and or its effects on kids’ health. There were no mobile phones. And there were no laptops. We …

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Speech Delays in Toddlers: Can TV be a Cause?

We all know people who will swear on their lives that watching TV has improved their toddler’s speech. There is evidence to the contrary, though; evidence that watching TV can actually contribute to speech delays in toddlers. Speech delays in toddlers Before we get into the evidence and what you can do to help your …

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Can Playing in Cold Weather Make You Sick? Screen Time and Cold Weather

Playing outside: does cold weather make you sick? There is a definite correlation between the winter months and illness, especially in children. But, does playing outside in the cold actually make you sick? And your kids? Everyone will tell you that cold weather makes you sick…what’s the truth? “It’s cold here and I’m stuck inside …

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